Govinda sends good wishes to newlyweds Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal despite fallout with David Dhawan
Actor Varun Dhawan and his childhood love Natasha Dalal got married in Alibaug last month on January 24. Few of the close family friends like Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra and Kunal Kohli were present at the wedding venue. There were less than 50 guests at the wedding which happened keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocol. The original Hero No 1 actor Govinda took to social media to give his blessings to the newly married couple. The actor shared a card sent to him by the Dhawan family which says Varun and Natasha tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in the presence of family. Thanking Govinda for his blessings, the card from the Dhawan’s also mentioned that he was missed.
In his reply, Govinda said, “God bless you both beta” and mentioned Varun and Natasha in his Instagram story shared on February 13.
Check the post here.
Varun’s father David Dhawan and Govinda were a hit director-actor duo of Bollywood in the ’90s. David directed some of the hit movies starring Govinda including Hero No. 1, Coolie No. 1 and Raja Babu. The duo worked together on 17 films before their partnership came to an end. In past few years the relationship between Govinda and Senior Dhawan went wrong and the fallout was public.
In an interview to well-known journalist Rajat Sharma of Aap Ki Adalat, Govinda had said, “After I left politics, I told my secretary to keep the phone speaker on, so that I could listen what he (David Dhawan) was saying. I heard David saying, Chi-Chi (Govinda’s nickname) is questioning a lot. He was telling my secretary, ‘I do not want to work with Govinda anymore. Tell him to do some small bit roles’. This shocked me and I decided never to work with him. After 4-5 months, I again rang him up just to find out if he would give me a guest appearance in his film. He then never rang me back. I am revealing this in public after so many years. I think he is under somebody’s influence. I do not think he is that same David Dhawan whom I used to know.”
Speaking about their long 17 films association, Govida commented, “I never realized the meaning of doing 17 films with a director. It was Sanjay Dutt who told me to give work to a fellow Punjabi.”
In last year in December, Varun had shared an old picture of Govinda and his father on sets. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE OG COOLIE NO1,” Varun had written. Govinda reposted the photo on his Instagram Stories, and wrote, “Thank You beta.”
So can we expect that they will bury their past and make a fresh beginning. Time will say that.