The clash between Varun Dhawan and Govinda was one that no one saw coming. After all Varun is the son of Govinda’s long-time collaborator David Dhawan and the young actor has often been labelled the ‘New Govinda’ thanks to his comic timing and dance moves.
But then Govinda made it clear that he was not happy with the comparison in some sharp words. Varun had refused to speak ill of the senior actor but he has apparently not forgotten the insult.
Varun Dhawan Poses For A Photo Shoot
Need proof, just listen to the song Tan Tana Tan from Varun’s upcoming film Judwaa 2. The new version of Tan Tana Tan has retained most of the lyrics from the ‘90s hit but we noticed that Govinda’s name was missing from the song.
The original number had the lyrics, "Govinda hai hero aur Madhuri hai heroine" but that line has been removed from the new song featuring Varun, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapseee Pannu. It seems like the Dhawans are in no mood to forgive and forget.
For those who have come in late, Govinda had lashed out at Varun while promoting his film Aa Gaya Hero.
"Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan both have a body like Salman Khan. But they can't say it. If they call themselves as Salman Khan, then they won't get films. They can't afford to be against Khan. This is how the filmy world works. How can he (Varun) be like me? To become Govinda, he needs to be innocent, uneducated and a poor village boy. Varun is already a son of a director. In the last six years, he hasn't done more than two films with his father, whereas I did 17 films with his father (David Dhawan)," Govinda had said.
Varun Dhawan With Salman Khan
Govinda and David Dhawan delivered a string of superhits in the ‘90s but that equation too has turned sour.
Speaking about it, Govinda had said: "When I asked David to make the 18th film with me, he took my subject and titled it Chashme Baddoor and cast Rishi Kapoor in it.Then I asked him to put me as a guest appearance. He didn't do that too. After that, I didn't meet him for some years. I kept requesting him to take at least one shot with me so that it could be my 18th film with him. But I don't know what he had in his mind."
David Dhawan With Govinda During Happier Times
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