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Dad's style of comedy is difficult: Rohit Dhawan

bollywood Updated: Sep 22, 2011 18:40 IST

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Comedy filmmaker David Dhawan's son Rohit, who is making his directorial debut with Desi Boyz finds his father's style of slapstick cinema a bit difficult and loud.

Desi Boyz, directed by Rohit stars Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh in lead roles. "The movie is very much different and does not have my dad's style of comedy and humour. The humour in my film is subtle while the kind of humour he has in his movies is loud. And it is difficult to do that," Rohit told PTI in an interview.

"His style of comedy is different and it requires spontaneity and energy. While I go by my written script..what I have written. His energy is different..he picks up anything suddenly and changes it and it is done. I find his style of comedy difficult. Its difficult to do what he does...the energy and the colour and getting those performances from actors," he said.

David has been crowned king of comedy in Bollywood, tickling the funny bones of a zillion viewers with hits like Aankhen, Coolie No 1, Biwi No 1, Judwaa, Deewana Mastana, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and more recent Partner. Most of his films have featured either Govinda, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor or Sanjay Dutt in lead roles, along with Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Juhi Chawla playing the leading actresses.

"He has made every kind of comedy film..from loud to subtle. It is like one can remember the performances of an actor from his film. I have worked with him in Partner and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and I have learnt many things from him," Rohit said.

The younger Dhawan says Desi Boyz is a Dramedy and contains no slapstick or over the top comedy.