It’s a year of reunions for actors and their directors. Many Bollywood actors who earlier saw success in collaboration with these directors are now returning to these filmmakers for old times’ sake.
For instance, Varun Dhawan had earlier collaborated with Remo D’Souza in the film ABCD 2, and his next release Street Dancer 3D, releasing this Republic Day, sees him reuniting with the choreographer-turned-director. However, Remo is not the only director Varun has again worked with. The actor, who has already worked with his director-father David Dhawan in films such as Main Tera Hero and Judwaa 2, has reunited with him for his 2020 release Coolie No 1.
Further, Aditya Roy Kapur’s upcoming film Malang will see the former reunite with his Aashiqui 2 director Mohit Suri. Aashiqui 2 had given Aditya a fresh lease of life after he had not started his career well and now it seems from the trailer that Malang would again come in handy.
“Sometimes, actors put a lot of trust in the abilities of a director to pull the project through because they understand the vision of the filmmaker. Likewise, there are directors who trust the instinct of the actor to pull off tough scenes and hence cast them in their films,” says an industry source.
After making his film debut in Bollywood eight years ago with Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor, Ayushmann Khurrana will also be reuniting with the director in the film Gulabo Sitabo that also stars Amitabh Bachchan.
Moreover, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Tiger Shroff, John Abraham and Ajay Devgn are also all set to reunite with some of their old collaborators. It will be interesting to see how each of these reunions fare and whether the team is able to recreate the magic of yore....