Last Sunday, Bollywood’s favourite Govinda made an appearance at Rajat Sharma’s ‘Aapki Adalat’ where he spilled the beans on his spat with director David Dhawan after a long wait of 10 years.
Bollywood’s favourite comic actor, Govinda made an appearance on the infamous chat show, ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ with Rajat Sharma where he made shocking revelations about his spat with director David Dhawan.
The Govinda-Dhawan duo made as many as 17 comedy films together like ‘Saajan Chale Sasural’, ‘Hero no. 1’, ‘Raja Babu’ and ‘Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan’. Most of their films were massive Box-Office success and created a lot of buzz for the two in the industry. However, since their last film ‘Do Knot Disturb’ in 2009, the duo hasn’t collaborated at all.
In the episode, Govinda said he hadn’t spoken to ‘Judwaa 2’ director in last ten years. As per the reports, Govinda claimed to have treated David Dhawan with much greater respect than his own family.
When asked about the entire ordeal of their fall-out, he said “David will be in the position to ask me this question only when his son does as many as 17 films with him. I don’t think even his son will do 17 movies with him.. because he is David Dhawan’s son and he’s educated.”
Govinda continued, “I didn’t even know the meaning of doing that many movies with an actor. I was only told that Sanjay Dutt told he was Punjabi, and he’s coming. That time I used to provide work to a lot of Punjabis with me. So he came, and I liked him and thought, I could come up with a lot of Hit films with him.”
According to him, David turned his back on Chi Chi when he narrated the story of ‘Chashme Badoor’ to him. The director went ahead with Rishi Kapoor in the lead role without looping Govinda in.
He added, “When my secretary was in conversation with him, I had changed a little as I left politics. I had asked my secretary to keep the phone on speaker while talking to him, and that’s when I heard, ‘Chi Chi has started questioning way too much. I don’t want to work with him anymore. Ask him to do any small role that he gets.”
Post this, he decided against working with the director for 4-5 months. Later on, he called to patch it up but David never called him back.
They were a crackling team who could’ve done so much for the Indian Cinema but life has its own ways. Watch the ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ episode here.