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Salman threatened to slap me when I called him uncle, reveals Varun Dhawan

NEW DELHI: Bollywood star Varun Dhawan has revealed that Salman Khan got upset with him when he addressed him as uncle during a trial show of 1997 blockbuster “Judwaa”.

Varun, who was just seven-years-old during the making of the film, said the “Sultan” star asked him to say ‘Salman bhai’ instead of uncle. “I went for trial (show of ‘Judwaa’) and I called him Salman uncle he got very upset. He told me ‘I will slap you if you call me that, call me Salman bhai. I don’t care if you are David Dhawan’s son I won’t allow you inside theatre if you call me uncle,’” Varun told reporters at the press conference of “Judwaa 2”.

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan during announcement of up coming film Judwaa 2
(Picture Courtesy: Solaris)

Before Varun started shooting for the reboot of the film directed by his father David Dhawan, he did speak to Salman and the actor said he does not want to disappoint him. “We all have spoken to him it’s a personal thing. His blessings are always there. I don’t want to disappoint him (Salman), them (Sajid Nadiadwala and David Dhawan) and the audience.”


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When asked if he there is anxiety of being compared to Salman, the 29-year-old actor said, “I am not thinking about it you all keep reminding me. As an actor I do films for audience. Eventually audience should like your film.”

The “Dishoom” star said Salman has send him a box full of jeans which he can wear for the role of Raja in the film.

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