David Dhawan –Govinda Patch Up…
There have been lots of stories doing the rounds about the great fall-out between director David Dhawan and his one-time favourite actor Govinda.
Govinda went as far as to suggest that David his one-time mentor and friend had proven to be a full-blown opportunist who dumped the actor hard during his hard times.Govinda even sniggered in the media when comparisons were made between Varun Dhawan and Govinda.
David and Varun never retaliated. According to source the father and son were quietly looking to pacify Govinda.
Milking the supposed feud between the two were the tabloid journalists constantly fuelling their mutual animosity with manufactured stories of a friendship fractured. The most recent attempt to widen the rift is a story about one of the old songs from the original Judwaa dropping Govinda’s name from the lyrics in Judwaa2.
In a hurried reconciliatory gesture David reached out to his old pal earlier this week with two offers that he, Govinda, couldn’t refuse.
Says a source in the know, “David offered Govinda his next film and an invitation to watch his son’s Judwaa 2.Govinda gladly accepted both the offers.”
Confirming that the illwill with Govinda had been dissolved David says, “We’re all friends in the industry.There was never any problem with Govinda. If he was hurt that I hadn’t worked with him for a while, he had every reason to be hurt. Govinda has the right to pull me up if he has a grievance. The rivalry and animosity is created in the media to sell sensational stories. Govinda and I never had a problem. We’re definitely working together again.Why shouldn’t we?”
About the song in Judwaa 2 which deleted Govinda’s name David explains patiently, “It’s a new version of the old Salman song. We can’t have the same references again for Varun.”
Right now David Dhawan’s focus is on the release of Judwaa . “There are queues and crowds at the advance booking counters. This, in today’s day and age , is no joking matter. Films are flopping left right and centre. Given the grim situation I am grateful that audiences still want to see my film.”
Judwaa 2 is David’s 40th film. “Can you believe it! How time flies. While tastes have changed I still continue to make films. Judwaa 2 is my 40th film. I am sure audiences will love it.”
Will Govinda see Judwaa2 in the near future?
“Of course,in the soonest possible time.Varun is like a son toGovinda. He needs his blessings,” says David.