For ‘Judwaa 2’, Varun Dhawan is stepping into the shoes of Salman Khan who was the hero of the original ‘Judwaa’ in 1997. The actor recalls meeting Khan for the first time on the sets of the first film.
“This was the first time I was interacting with him and I told him politely, ‘Hi, nice meeting you, Salman uncle.’ Salman who must have been around 30 at the time, told me to call him bhai and not uncle which I still do. And 20 years later, I’m all set to reboot that film, re-creating some of bhai’s iconic moves in the “Tan Tana Tan” song with Taapsee (Pannu) which has become a much-shared GIFF image today and reliving the famous bathtub scene from Judwaa. In fact, when I was shooting this scene, the time-tested lines from the original were playing on my mind and I requested my dad to let me improvise with them since the audience would be expecting it,” said Dhawan, as quoted by Pune Mirror.
Although the original team is coming together for the film, apart from the actors, Dhawan promises a fresh feel for the remake, “We have a lot of stunts and visual effects, including a bicycle chase on the lines of X Games, an annual extreme sports event, the kind you’ve never seen before on the Hindi screen. I’ve also requested the studios to reduce the ticket rates for morning shows so students can watch the film”.
The film also stars Taapsee Pannu and Jacqueline Fernandez. It releases today.