Varun needs to be a poor village boy to be me: Govinda
Actor-comedian Govinda (above, left) wonders why people keep trying to draw comparisons between him and young actor Varun Dhawan (left). Varun, due to his naughty and flirtatious portrayals in most of his films, is often called the new-age Govinda.
However, Govinda thinks the comparison is a unreal. “How can he (Varun) be like me? To be Govinda, he needs to be innocent, uneducated and a poor village boy. Varun is a son of a director. Interestingly, he hasn't done more than two films with his father, whereas I did 17 films with his father (David Dhawan),” he says.
In the 1990s, Bollywood’s Jodi No.1 Govinda and David Dhawan gave a string of superhits. However, over the years, their equation has turned sour. Speaking about it, Govinda says, “When I asked David to make the 18th film with me, he took my subject and titled it Chashme Baddoor (2013) and cast Rishi Kapoor in it.”