For almost all of us, the formative years are spent looking at how our parents work hard, very hard to keep up with the family's needs. This leaves a permanent imprint in our hearts; something we carry within even when we grow up. Something similar happened to Varun Dhawan, whose father David Dhawan, an acclaimed filmmaker, started off his career as an editor. He has edited a number of prominent films including Mahesh Bhatt's 1984 film Saaransh and his own 1992 film Shola Aur Shabnam.
Varun, as he was working on an ad, drove down the memory lane as he stumbled upon an editing machine; the ones that were probably used to edit when films were shot on celluloid. Giving us a brief tour of it, he shared how a dominating memory about his childhood is how he would run around the studio wherein his father would be sitting at the editor's desk, editing films. Watch the video for a delightful smell of the past.
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Sometimes it’s important that something from the PAST comes back to the PRESENT to form your FUTURE. (My dad is a gold medalist from FTI and has edited many films on this machine)#shootdiaries
Dhawan has edited over 30 films; the last one being Ek Aur Ek Gyarah in 2003. As a director, he is most remembered for his comedy films and Judwaa 2 casting his son remains one if his most successful directorial ventures so far.