David Dhawan fears competition from his son

David Dhawan fears competition from his son

With his younger son all set to step into direction, comedy king David Dhawan feels that he now has competition in the house.

The filmmaker's elder son Rohit, who has already assisted his father in films like 'Partner' and 'Hook Ya Crook', is reading new scripts to direct his own movie while his younger son Varun plans to take up acting.

"Now I have competition in the house with my son venturing into direction. He has worked with me in two films, now he is preparing scripts on his own," Dhawan said.

Dhawan's upcoming films include 'Hook ya Crook' with John Abraham, 'Do Knot Disturb' with Govinda and the sequel to 'Partner' with Salman and Govinda again.

The filmmaker, who was in the city to attend a film training institute function, revealed that he initially wanted to become an actor but decided to take up direction after watching films of Manmohan Desai, Ritwik Ghatak and Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

Dhawan, an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, said he was largely inspired as a student by the kind of films Desai had directed.

"Manmohan Desai was my guru when I was a film student. I totally believed in him, the kind of films he made. I wanted to make such films too," Dhawan said while talking to the young students of cinema at an institute here.

"I was shooting at Mehboob studios when Manmohan Desai himself came to me and asked me to direct 'Deewana Mastana', it was a great day for me," Dhawan added.

Desai is known for his blockbuster movies like 'Amar Akbar Anthony', 'Coolie' and 'Mard'.

Dhawan said that he was initially disappointed at the beginning of his career after his films 'Taqatwar' and 'Swarg' failed at the box office.

"My films initially were not doing well and I thought 'Shola Aur Shabnam' was my last chance. I have gone through hell to make that film. When it became a success, there was no looking back for me," Dhawan said.



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