Varun needs to be a poor vil­lage boy to be me: Govinda

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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.”

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