Govinda excited about working with David Dhawan againMarch 29th, 2008 - 11:24 am ICT by admin
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Govinda is excited about getting together with director David Dhawan and producer Vashu Bhagnani again. “We’ve created quite a `dhamaal’ in the past with ‘Hero No 1′ and ‘Coolie No 1′. We’ll definitely be creating a full-on entertainment again. Yes, it’ll be a comedy. I’ll try my level-best that we come back with a film that will do justice to all three of us.”
Govinda says he owes his entire comeback to David Dhawan. “It’s something I learnt from Bachchan. When he needed to make a comeback he called Yash Chopra for `Mohabbatein’. Similarly when I needed to come back I rang up David and he gave me `Partner’.”
Govinda has no qualms admitting that the Big B influenced him. “Yeah, I copied Bachchan. I’m not anything like Bachchan. But why shouldn’t I copy a man as great as him? If he could reach out to a filmmaker, why couldn’t I? David is such a big man. One call to him and my career was re-made. Today, if he asks me to do another film with him I don’t even need to think about it. I’d do it blindly.”
Govinda has never been more charged up about his career. “I don’t really care what people say about me. All I know is, I’m doing my work with sincerity. And I’ve become very punctual. I reach my sets on time.
“I’m not here to create any problems for anyone. If I’m doing my work quietly, why are some people getting troubled by it? But I’m not going to get rattled.
“I don’t regret anything, not even my entry into politics. I respect politicians because they’re doing their jobs very efficiently. But the fame and fortune I’ve got has come through Mata Saraswati and my art (movies). No one has the right to eye my career and try to ruin it.”
Govinda’s “Money Hai To Honey Hai” producer Kumar Mangat adds: “A miracle happened during the shooting. We finished Govinda’s work in 60 days when we had reserved his dates for 85 days.
“In Mauritius where we shot most of the film, Govinda was the first of the cast to be awake. In fact he’d wake me up and we’d have our morning tea together. I remember we had to shoot at a discotheque in Mauritius. We had to reach at 8 a.m. and all we saw were the janitors at work. That’s how punctual Govinda has become.”
In fact Kumar Mangat is planning another film with Govinda this year. “He’s a pleasure to work with,” says the producer.
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