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Varun Dhawan is Bollywood's new-age Govinda

The strong audience response to David Dhawan's latest comedy Main Tera Hero has sparked comparisons between the film's hero Varun Dhawan and ' 90s superstar Govinda.
The film starring Varun with Nargis Fakhri and Illeana D'Cruz, has minted Rs.6.60 crore on its first day of release, and promises to emerge as a mass entertainer.
Varun as naughty, flirtatious and smartmouth stud Seenu in Main Tera Hero is being compared to David's homegrown substitute to Govinda. " Varun displayed a mix of Salman Khan and Govinda, which is a lethal combination. He has the good looks which match with Salman.
His spontaneity and ability to play to the gallery is being compared with Govinda," says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. " This slot was lying vacant, and for long we were waiting for a new young boy to fill it," Adarsh added.
Ranbir Kapoor attempted to play the masses' hero in Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam, but failed to pull it off.
Shahid Kapoor in his previous two outings - Prabhu Dheva's R... Rajkumar and Rajkumar Santoshi's Phata Poster Nikala Hero also made an unsuccessful attempt to do a cool tapori act. Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh also tried to play to the gallery as local goons working in coal mines in the film, Gunday . Just two- films old, Varun made a debut with Karan Johar's Student Of The Year and is gearing up for Karan Johar's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya. " Just watched mein tera hero!! It's a laughter riot! (sic) David uncle is baccck with his new age govindavarun!! too good," Sonakshi Sinha tweeted.
" Varun has simply displayed his naughty streak on screen, which he was been known for ever since he was a child," says David, who has been getting appreciative response for the film starring his son. " It's not fair to compare him with Govinda, as Varun is way too young. Govinda is a legend who has worked in several hit films and ruled the screen for decades," the senior Dhawan added. " He is young and I hope he makes his own mark and develops a distinct style, which is important to survive," David added.
David and Govinda jointly gave a series of hit comedy films including Hero No. 1, Haseena Maan Jayegi and Raja Babu. He
also contributed in shaping up Salman Khan's career by casting him in a double role in the film Judwa, in 1997, when his career was going through a rough patch. " I have always made films with my heart which worked with the audience. Earlier, the films were loud and a bit over- the- top, however, now the tone has become more casual with a hint of Western influence," Dhawan added.
Others who donned the 'tapori'topi
Shahid Kapoor in Phata Poster Nikala Hero and R… Rajkumar The films, by Rajkumar Santoshi and Prabhudheva, couldn't evoke a great response.
Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam The film was made to enhance director Abhinav Kashyap's mass appeal, but the film didn't do wonders at the box office.
Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in Gunday Both the heroes tried to play to the gallery as local goons, but failed to get a satisfactory audience response.

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