Dhawan recounts that every time there is a lunch break during the shooting of the film, Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn, both pranksters, would go to him and say you can’t eat rice or chapatti warning him about his obesity. They would make him eat only boiled vegetables that too in small quantities. The director recalls that he was so terrified by Sanjay Dutt that he was scared of lunch breaks.
Sanjay Dutt and David Dhawan knew each other since last 25 years when the latter was editor. It was Sanjay who gave him the break as director with the film Taaqatwar in 1987. Later, David then directed Sanjay in Jodi No. 1, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Hum Kissise Kum Nahin and Shaadi No.1.
Now that Rascals is getting ready for release, David Dhawan remembering the pranks of Sanjay Dutt, says, “I don’t have a professional relationship with Sanju. He is more like family. But he is also quite a rascal! An amazing and loveable rascal, but a rascal nonetheless.”