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Govinda has no good things to say about Karan Johar: He is more jealous than David Dhawan

Govida seems really angry with director Karan Johar for releasing his film, Badrinath Ki Dulhania just a week after his latest film, Aa Gaya Hero.

bollywood Updated: Feb 10, 2017 15:46 IST
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New Delhi: Actor Govinda during a programme organised to promote his upcoming film
New Delhi: Actor Govinda during a programme organised to promote his upcoming film "Aa Gaya Hero" in New Delhi, on Feb 7, 2017. (Photo: Amlan Paliwal/IANS)(IANS)

Actor Govinda, whose next film Aa Gaya Hero is slated for a March 3 release, is really miffed with director Karan Johar for releasing his own film, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, just a week later. Things were already not well between them since Karan did not invite him on the latest season of Koffee With Karan, and the clash of films is certainly not helping.

In an interview to Pinkvilla, Govinda made some strong comments, accusing Karan of nepotism and not being what he shows to the world. “He has never called me in 30 years, he doesn’t see actors who are not the part of his group and doesn’t even say a hello, I doubt. He’s not that kind-hearted. It’s a well-planned and smart move by Karan that he’s releasing his film a week after mine. Mujhe woh kabhi seedha nahi lagta hai (He doesn’t seem like an innocent person to me),” he said.

Earlier, when Govinda voiced his displeasure on not being invited to Koffee With Karan, the host replied with a public apology: “There was a talk of getting him on the show in between but things did not happen then. We had thought about it. It would be an absolute honour and privilege to have Govinda on the show. My apologies that he hasn’t been (on the show) and he felt bad about it. There is no intention to hurt him. He is a terrific artist and a great movie star. I would love to call him. I will take a note and call him and I hope he accepts my invitation,” Karan had said.

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt with filmmaker Karan Johar during the trailer launch of their film Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI)

However, Govinda has clearly not bought that. “He must have said that it would be a matter of national respect for him if he calls Govinda, but he is releasing Varun’s film just a week after my film. He shows that he’s very humble and innocent, but woh mujhe David se zyaada jealous and zyaada khatarnak lagta hai (He seems more jealous and dangerous than David Dhawan to me),” he said.

Govinda took a jibe at Varun too recently when the young actor was compared to him at a press event. “Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan both have a body like Salman Khan. But they can’t say it. If they call themselves as Salman Khan, then they won’t get films. They can’t afford to be against Khan. This is how the filmy world works,” he said.

“How can he (Varun) be like me? To become Govinda, he needs to be innocent, uneducated and a poor village boy. Varun is already a son of a director. In the last six years, he hasn’t done more than two films with his father, whereas I did 17 films with his father (David Dhawan),” he added.

With inputs from IANS

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