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When Salman Khan Threatened To Slap A 7-Year-Old Varun Dhawan

"Call me Salman bhai."

07/02/2017 10:16 AM IST | Updated 07/02/2017 10:21 AM IST
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MUMBAI -- Varun Dhawan says 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 call him Salman bhai instead.

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.Salman Khan

"I went for trial (show of Judwaa) and I called him Salman uncle. He got very upset. He said, '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.

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.

Salman Khan has gifted Varun Dhawan a box full of jeans which he can wear for the role of Raja in 'Judwaa 2'.

"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 Khan and David Dhawan) and the audience."

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. When I do a film I don't think about I will become this or that or my price will hike as an actor I will get ad I don't think all this. 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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