Nos­tal­gic week­end for a trio of old friends

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh

They last worked to­gether 21 years ago, when the last se­quence of Jud­waa (1997) was shot. Now, more than two decades later, the trio — ac­tor Sal­man Khan, and film­mak­ers Sa­jid Na­di­ad­wala and David Dhawan — has come to­gether for the se­quel to that hit film, star­ring Varun Dhawan. While Varun plays the lead in this film, Sal­man has a spe­cial ap­pear­ance. An in­sider says, “All [three] of them had a highly nos­tal­gic week­end of sorts when they re­united last week­end, when Sal­man shot for his por­tions. In fact, when he was ap­proached for the spe­cial ap­pear­ance, Sal­man read­ily agreed, since he has a great rap­port with both Sa­jid and David.”

The in­sider adds, “While the film’s unit has been shoot­ing in [Mum­bai], be­sides an ex­ten­sive sched­ule in Lon­don, Sal­man shot for his por­tions at a Mum­bai stu­dio.

“He gave two days for his scenes in the film. At that time, the vibes on the sets were of hap­pi­ness and fun. It was like a mini cel­e­bra­tion.”

Sal­man, Sa­jid, and David have been good friends over the years, and have worked with each other sep­a­rately dur­ing these years, but they came to­gether as a trio only af­ter 21 long years.

“When Sal­man was shoot­ing for his por­tions [in the se­quel], all of them had many mem­o­ries to share and were rem­i­nis­cent of those days when they shot for the film in 1996,” says the in­sider.

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Left: Sa­jid Na­di­ad­wala and Sal­man Khan (seated); Above: A group photo from the sets, in­clud­ing lead­ing man Varun Dhawan (in red), David Dhawan (in blue), and lead­ing ladies Taapsee Pannu (fourth from left) and Jac­que­line Fer­nan­dez.

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