David Dhawan schools Varun on what a hectic shoot schedule looks like
David Dhawan is undoubtedly one of the most talented and hard-working directors of the industry. He has given blockbusters like ‘Hero No. 1’, ‘Coolie No. 1, ‘Biwi No. 1’, ‘Judwaa’, ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’, ‘Main Pyaar Kyun Kiya’, and ‘Partner’ among others. Taking to his Instagram handle, Varun Dhawan shared a video of his dad where he was seen talking about the old days.
Sharing the video, Varun wrote, “My dad’s schedule for his film vs my schedule”. In the video, David Dhawan was seen saying, “‘Shola Aur Shabnam’, we were shooting in Ooty during the winters. We used to shoot for 5 hours and from there the unit used to shift to a bungalow there and then we used to shoot from 8 o’ clock night to 4 0’clock early morning. Come back to the hotel and sleep for 4-5 hours, go back again for the 9 o’ clock shift. This was for one week.”
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Even with fever while I shoot and think today was a hard day on the sets of #sd3. This is only till my dad told me how he used to shoot a double shift going up to nearly 19 or 20 hrs a day sometimes. Those days the unions where not strong enough for technians and films needed to be made in this manner.i want to always be the hardest worker in the room and I still have alot of catching up to do to earn that place in my home. #lovefilms
Varun’s mom then added saying, “Ooty used to have fog in the morning and nothing could be seen, remember?”
Talking about the last day of the shoot, David Dhawan said, “Last day when I was shooting for ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ at that bungalow, subah chhe baj gaye the and I just went off. Lightning ho rahi thi, main utha aur Divya (Divya Bharti) ka shot lena tha. I took the shot and then 6 0′ clock we sat in the car to the airport to come to Bombay.”
Varun then said that his schedule is not hard. To which his dad said, “You are half of this.”
Varun and his dad are coming together for the remake of ‘Coolie No.1’. The movie will have Sara Ali Khan opposite Varun.