I could never show my calibre: Govinda
In a candid chat with Hindustan Times, Govinda claims none of his films exploited his callibre and all of the successfull ones were unplanned.Updated: Oct 23, 2015 09:06 IST
Bright clothes, sprightly dance moves and an inimitable flair for comedy — Govinda may not have had a film of late but his films still make his fans laugh. But the actor doesn’t think his films ever exploited his abilities. “It’s very shocking that I never got a film where I could show my calibre,” he says.
Govinda does, however, believe that his first innings was his best time in the industry. “Mere liye vohi samay zyada successful raha,” says the 51-year-old, adding, “Mujhe kabhi us tarah ki filmein nahi mili, kabhi us tarah ke director-producer bhi nahi mile. (That period was more successful for me but I never got the kind of director or producer who could exploit my callibre in the best possible manner.) When I started working, there were about 22-23 new directors and many producers who had started afresh. All of them were successful. Even the films that I was part of were successful even though they weren’t well-planned. Sometimes, in fact, I didn’t even shoot for them for more than 2 or 3 hours. It has been like that with me. Mujhe kabhi mukammal planning ki film nahi mili. Aur jitney time maine planning ki utne time vo puri nahi hui. (Never got a completely well-planned film and the ones that I planned, never got completed.)”
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His recent films may not have done well at the box office but Govinda is happy to have been cast in them. “I want to thank the director of Happy Ending (his last release) and to Saif Ali Khan. Aap sabhi logon ka bahut dhanyavaad deta hun ki paanch saal baad meri film lagi (I must thank you all that I got a film after five years.),” says the actor, as the film premiers on &Pictures this weekend.
After all these years, does he have expectations from his old time pals, like David Dhawan? Govinda replies, “Sivay khuda ke kisi se bhi umeed nahi hai. ”