Don’t be over smart: Salman Khan advises Varun Dhawan


Varun Dhawan, who is all set to feature in the sequel to Salman Khan’s 1997 blockbuster film Judwaa, said that the superstar has advised him to listen to his director and not be over smart.

“The only advice Salman Khan has given me for Judwaa 2 is that, ‘listen to your dad (director David Dhawan) and don’t be over smart’,” Varun told PTI. The 29-year-actor actor says he was a kid when Judwaa released and remembers his first meeting with Salman at a special screening of the film. “I just remember watching Judwaa in the theatre during a special screening and meeting Salman Khan for the first time. I don’t remember much as I was small.”

The first look of the film was shared by Varun earlier in February. Judwaa 2 also features Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. The actresses will take over from Karisma Kapoor and Rambha’s role in the film.

In Judwaa, Salman played the double role as Prem, the naive guy, while Raja, who was the street smart chap. In the second instalment, Varun will be seen as the ‘new-age tapori. “It is sad that we don’t make films on taporis anymore. There will be a big change in the character of Raja in the sequel. But I would not like to speak much about it. It is far different from what Salman did in the first film,” Varun said.

Except for actress Rambha, all lead actors of the original comic caper will be seen in the cameo in the sequel. “I cannot say anything about it right now because I want people to be surprised, especially by Salman Khan’s character in Judwaa 2,” he said.

Varun had earlier revealed that Salman got a box full of baggy denim pants delivered to him, which will help him get into the skin of Raja in the film.

Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, Judwaa 2 is set to release on September 29.

Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan is prepping for the release of Badrinath Ki Dulhania opposite Alia Bha