Govinda has been a well-known name in the industry for aeons now, but a variety of controversies kept him away from films. But as he gears up for his next release here is Govinda at his candid best as he answers what media wants to know for the longest time now.
If you could tell us something about your upcoming film Aa Gaya Hero?
I will invite you people to come over and discuss the film with you. For now, I don’t want to use someone else’s function for the promotion of my film.
Would you like to remake a film which you have already been a part of?
I believe an actor should not do one film twice. If at all a film should be remade, it should be remade after 29 years because when it is made after 29 years with a new actor then the film does really well. I started working at a time when I didn’t have time to look into the production value of my films, I was just happy that I got work. But today people have the time to read scripts, choose their outfits, and know what the film is all about.
But you have been one of the busiest stars at one point of time in your life…
Yes, hosh hi nahi hua karta tha ki 49 films maine at a time kar li . I don’t know of any actor who has done 49 films in a row back-to-back. At a time I didn’t even know that my film became a hit, I never thought that the film will do so well. But it did, and I'm happy with the hard work I've put in. It is all about hard work and talent that works.
Your films had youngsters go crazy when the songs played, and with your dance style and expressions, you have mesmerised the audience. What do you have to say about that?
The film that I've made Aa Gaya Hero, I wish that it surprises the audiences just like my previous films did. Nobody ever knew of the films that I made and it came as a surprise to them when the film released. People would appreciate the surprises, and I hope they do the same with Aa Gaya Hero. I wish my hard work pays off.
Do you think the film will work with the audience just like your previous films did?
We get into all this very soon. Will the film work? Will the film be good? If you don’t believe in yourself then nobody else will. One should just work hard, and not think about all this. One should keep believing in God and leave all this to him. If you get into all this then you will not succeed. One should not get too much into if things will work or not, just put in your hard work. One should not be scared.
Krushna Abhishek is doing really well with his show, will you go on his show to promote your film?
Whatever Krushna does on his show is all professional. Whatever questions they ask is because they want the show to get attention. I don’t have any problem with that because sometimes your profession forces you and so you have to do it. I bless him and wish him well. He came and met me, and I have loved him and wish him just like I wish for my daughter. Kapil Sharma also does comedy, and his comedy doesn’t hurt anybody. That is how it should be, but irrespective, all of them are doing well and I wish them luck.
Will there be a sequel to Partner?
I am searching for a partner right now (laughs). Everything happens on its own time. I've never complained, and I should not start it now. I am thankful for everything that has ever happened to me. I thank all the people who have been there for me, and also to people who haven’t been there at all. Salman Khan was a friend when I was just leaving politics. May God bless Salman, and I believe that one should not expect too much from anyone that it becomes a hazard for him professionally. I have risen and earned because of my name, and I wish I continue to do so. Salman didn’t even know that he was to star in Partner. David Dhawanji and Sohail Khan were an important part. It felt like I was working with my home production, they also got the songs finalised by me.
Have you watched Salman Khan’s starrer Sultan? What do you have to say about the film?
No, I haven’t watched the film. And I would also not like to comment on it.
What’s next for you?
I'm just waiting for my this film to release, as no film of mine has bee released as of yet. My home production has made a film named Aa Gaya Raja, and I wish that the film is a super hit.