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Post Partner, Govinda's career looks up

india Updated: Aug 02, 2007 19:38 IST
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David Dhawan's comedy Partner has changed the course of actor Govinda's life. He is getting good offers from big filmmakers, among them Ravi Chopra's next movie that goes on the floors Aug 15.

Govinda told IANS: "I heard the script and I was bowled over. Three hours passed like 30 minutes. It was like I saw the film before my eyes. Like other films by the Chopras, it's a socially relevant subject on the dreams and aspirations of youth.

"The film gives the message that determination can move mountains. It is an inspiring story with lots of comedy and drama. Just my scene."

He is paired with Lara Dutta in the film, which will have one more leading lady.

"It will be either Sushmita or Bipasha. I'm paired with Lara for the first time. She's a very good actress."

He says his life has started looking up after the success of Partner.

"Life is finally on an even level. Partner is such a hit. It crossed Rs.500-550 million in the first week. David Dhawan has changed himself through the decades. He did a very wise thing by changing his cinema with the times."

<b1>The film's success has not only put the actor back on the threshold but will help him get rid of debts.

"This month I too will be out of my debts. I'll finally pay off all the debts I owed after the failure of my home production Sukh. Partner proved to be lucky for me personally and professionally. Not only did I get a big hit I also found a friend in Salman and his family."

Govinda didn't charge any money for the movie, which also stars Salman Khan, Lara and Katrina Kaif.

"But I gained so much more from this film and my association with the Khans! And now that Partner is a hit I'm getting better and better films, so the money is coming.

"I've signed films with David and Ravi Chopra. There's a queue of producers again. But now I'm going to be very careful."