“I was offered the role of Avatar “-Govinda
Imagine Avatar doing “Kisi Disco me jaae, singing Kisi hotel me khaae!”
It would have been the case if Bollywood veteran Govinda would have taken up the role of Avatar in the James Cameron movie.
Recently, Govinda in Rajat Sharma’s popular show Aap ki Adalat claimed that he was offered the role of Avatar but he denied it. He also suggested the title of the movie, he added.
“I gave the title of the film. It turned out to be a super hit film. I had informed him that the film will do really well. I told him that I feel it will take seven years for him to complete the film. He got angry. When I said so, he asked, ‘How can you be so sure that I won’t be able to make Avatar for seven years?’ I told him that what he was imagining was something almost impossible,” said Govinda.
He also gave the reason for not doing the film.
“I told him that the ‘avatar’ you want in the film is handicapped. Woh ishwar ka ansh hai aur apang hai…maine kaha ki yeh nahi hoga. And you want me to shoot for some 410 days and color my body during the shoot. So I apologized for declining and left. And as predicted by me, the film released 8 or 9 years later and was a super-hit!” he said.
Refused to work in 25 more films
The Hero No.1 actor also opened up about rejecting Sunny Deol starer Gadar because of the abusive dialogues in the movie. He also revealed that he refused to work in movies like Taal and Chandni.
According to the veteran actor, he has refused to work in 25 more films at the peak of his career.
Like every other Bollywood actor, Govinda opened his heart out in Rajat Sharma’s show.
The fallout of Govinda-David Dhawan Jodi
When asked about why he has stopped working with David Dhawan in the last few years, he added “He can ask me this question only when his son (Varun Dhawan) makes 17 films with him. I do not think his son will ever do 17 films with him, because he is, after all, David Dhawan’s son. He is educated. I never realized the meaning of doing 17 films with a director.
Scared of Amitabh Bachchan
The king of expressions in Bollywood also revealed that he was scared while working with the superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Govinda has acted with Bachchan in two films till date.
Who’s the next Bollywood superstar?
Govinda applauded actor, Ranvir Singh for his consistent performance in Bollywood and said that he is the next superstar of Bollywood.
Govinda spilled the beans on the sets of Aap ki Adalat and let the audience know about the different aspects of his career in Bollywood.
Avatar was once the highest-grossing movie and we bet it could have remained the same if Govinda wouldn’t have rejected it. What do you say? Tell your views in the comments section below.