Varun Dhawan is often called new-age Govinda due to his naughty and funny portrayals in most of his films. But Govinda says that there is no comparison between and young actor Varun Dhawan.
“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,” Govinda said at an event here on Thursday for the movie Aa Gaya Hero.
“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,” he added.
In the 1990s, Govinda and David Dhawan gave a string of superhits. However, over the years, their equation turned sour. Speaking about it, Govinda 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.”
Govinda is now looking forward to Aa Gaya Hero, directed by Dipankar Senapati and produced by Govinda. The film is slated to release on March 3.