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Govinda plays biggest scamster, says Pahlaj Nihalani on film based on Vijay Mallya

Actor Govinda and producer Pahlaj Nihalani are reuniting after a long gap for a film based on Vijay Mallya.

bollywood Updated: May 29, 2018 17:01 IST
Govinda,Vijay Mallya,Pahlaj Nihalani
Govinda will play Vijay Mallya in Rangeela Raja.

Govinda plays a man who is the biggest scamster of our times in the upcoming film Rangeela Raja, says its director Pahlaj Nihalani.

If rumours are to be believed then the former Central Board Of Film Certification chief has plotted a comeback role for Govinda in Rangeela Raja which is meant to blow the lid off a certain Mr Mallya’s international scam.

Apparently, Govinda plays a smooth, suave, womanising scamster. Nihalani talked to ANI about the film. He said, “I have made a movie inspired by the life of Vijay Mallya, and Govinda is in the main lead, audiences will be surprised to see his new avatar. The movie will be completely entertaining.”

Last week, Nihalani shot a song-and-dance sequence with Govinda which is choreographed by Chinni Prakash. “The entire look, feel, appearance and rhythm of the song sequence is based on the Kingfisher calendars. As for Govinda playing who you say he is playing, let’s just keep the suspense going. I am neither denying nor admitting it,” Nihalani said.

“A lot of people asked me who Govinda is playing. All I can say at this point of time is that Govinda plays a man who is the biggest scamster of our times. Need I say more?”

Rangeela Raja, which opens in August, reunites Govinda and Nihalani after 35 years.

“It felt just like old times when we shot together for his debut film Ilzaam. Govinda is fitter now than he has ever been. And Chinni Prakash who has done many of Govinda’s dances in my films gave Govinda steps this time that only Govinda can do. No concession for age. And Govinda wasn’t looking for easier steps,” said Nihalani.

First Published: May 29, 2018 16:43 IST