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    I'm very lucky for Govinda: David Dhawan

    New Delhi (IANS): They have given a series of hits together like "Aankhen", "Raja Babu" and "Partner" and they have teamed up yet again to entertain audiences with "Do Knot Disturb". Comedy King David Dhawan says he shares a great camaraderie with funny man Govinda and that they are lucky for each other.

    "We have a very good understanding and complement each other pretty well. It has become very easy to work with him because he knows what exactly I want from him and he delivers that perfectly," Dhawan told IANS in an interview.

    Is Govinda lucky for you?

    "I'm very lucky for Govinda and he has been lucky for me as well," the filmmaker said jokingly.

    "On a serious note, I would say that he (Govinda) is like a spoilt younger brother whose funny bone was discovered by me. In fact, it was through my movies that the comedy tag started to follow him."

    The talented director, who has been in the industry for more than three decades, has directed around 40 films like "Shola Aur Shabnam", "Saajan Chale Sasural" and "Deewana Mastana".

    He also gave comedy buffs the hit 'No.1' title series that included movies like "Biwi No.1", "Jodi No.1", "Hero No.1" and "Shaadi No.1".

    Dhawan says he was never superstitious about 'No.1', but when one film with the 'No.1' title word clicked, he decided to use it for other projects as well.

    "Call it luck or superstition, but all those films fared pretty well at the box office and I followed the trend for a while," he said.

    The director also gave Bollywood a hit on-screen couple in Govinda and Karisma Kapoor, who worked together in several blockbusters - "Raja Babu", "Coolie No.1", "Saajan Chale Sasural" and "Hero No.1", to name a few.

    Dhawan says he would love to work with them again but only if there is a suitable script.

    "Karisma and me are the judges of a reality show and there she told me that she wants to come back. She has been telling me this for years now, but I'm sure if I have a good script, she wouldn't say no to me.

    "Together they (Govinda-Karisma) share great chemistry and make a very good on-screen couple. I know audience wants them back, but they will have to wait till I find a good script," said the director.

    The director is very happy making laughathons and says making a comedy is an art.

    "Making people cry is very easy, but tickling their funny bones and making them cry out of sheer laughter is an art. I call myself an entertainer whose sole aim is to entertain audiences. I don't think I'll ever make a serious film, it is not my forte," Dhawan said.

    Dhawan's upcoming "Do Knot Disturb" is again a light-hearted romantic comedy that stars Govinda, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen. It is scheduled for a September release.

    Another project of his is "Hook Ya Crook", which stars John Abraham, Kay Kay Menon, Shreyas Talpade and Genelia D'Souza.


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