David Dhawan Hasn’t Seen His Son’s Film

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Karan Johar's 'Student Of The Year'.
Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’.

The entire Dhawan family has decided to set aside its other commitments to focus on the younger Dhawan scion Varun’s debut next month.

Never known to be exceedingly religious David and his wife flew to Rishikesh on Wednesday to pray for Varun’s film.

Describing the trip David said, “We had gone to do aarti in Rishikesh. I’ve never prayed for my own career. But when it comes to one’s children one’s attitude to everything from God and destiny to luck and good fortune, changes.”

David also let out that he is next planning a post-launch film for his son. Though he is unwilling to reveal any details at the moment we understand that David’s elder son Rohit Dawan will direct Varun in a home production which is currently being planned on a war footing and would be announced after the release of Varun’s debut film Student Of The Year on 19 October.

All David wants to say on this subject at the moment is, “We are definitely doing something with Varun. My elder son is now a director and my younger son will hopefully make a mark as an actor when Karan Johar’s film releases.”

Like any anxious parents, David Dhawan and his wife are eager to see what their son has done in his first job-venture. David, unfortunately, has not seen a single glimpse of his son Varun’s camera-presence.

Trying to make light of it David says, “I made it a point never to visit Varun on the sets. Or to ask Karan to show me any portion of the film. Like everyone else all my wife and I have seen of our son is what has come in the first trailer. It was a very proud moment for us.”

David adds that there is no possibility of his son’s film being shown to him before the first formal preview for family members of the cast and crew. “And that’s the way it should be. Karan Johar is a very capable filmmaker. I don’t want to spoil Varun’s debut by judging him like a father or a director. As far as I’m concerned we’re happy to just be there for him. For the next two months we’re all there for Varun in whatever capacity he needs us.”

David rules out the possibility of directing Varun’s post-debut project. “I think it’s time for me to take it easy for a while. Let my sons carry the legacy forward.”