Film-maker David Dhawan has taken it upon himself to bring together actors Govinda and Salman Khan, both of whom reportedly are not on speaking terms any more.
Dhawan, their close associate, and who has done the maximum number of films with them, is now in the process of bringing them together for the sequel to the hit film, Partner, in which the two starred together.
But, stories about the real-life rift between the reel-life partners have taken a toll on Dhawan. He is now toying with the idea of hosting a party to celebrate the Salman-Govinda friendship.
“And why just the Salman-Govinda friendship? It will be to celebrate the Salman-Govinda-David friendship. I get very disturbed when I hear about their so-called rift. Arrey yaar, both are far above such bickering. Look at Govinda’s track-record. He has been at the top for decades. As for Salman, with Dabangg, he has proved he is beyond all competition,” the film-maker says.
“I hate to see people talking about two of my closest friends in this negative way. So yes, a party celebrating Salman and Govinda’s friendship and my friendship with them seems a good idea,” he adds.
The director also says he has his hands full in the coming months. “I’m committed to directing the film, Rascals, for Sanjay Dutt Productions from next month. Dutt is one of my oldest and closest friends. Then, I’m committed to directing Partner 2 for Salman Khan and Govinda. My career is devoted to friends.”
Family, meanwhile, has to look elsewhere. His younger son Varun is making his debut in a Karan Johar film. “All I can tell you at the moment is that my elder son Rohit is directing his first film, Desi Boyz, and my younger son Varun is going to be an actor. I’d have liked to launch both in their respective careers, but I am committed to making films with my friends.”