Dad’s style of comedy is difficult, says Rohit Dhawan

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2011, 11:59 AM IST

Mumbai: 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 reporters 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 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.

"Though the trailer portrays that it is a comedy film but it is not a proper comedy film…it is not a laugh riot, there are no gags. There is lot of drama, emotion in the film. It is a proper Hindi masala film in which there is humour, drama, emotions and romance and all of it is in equal proportion," Rohit said.

"This is like a big fat masala entertainer in which all ingredients are there..all in healthy dose," he claimed.

Rohit said both the characters in the film Akshay and John are London-based.

"They are living there for 15 years and so they are known as `desi`. You are known as a desi when you live abroad."

The film is set to release on November 25.

PTI