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Govinda hopes to meet Sanjay Dutt

Despite repeated attempts, Govinda says he has not been able to get in touch with his old friend Sanjay Dutt.

entertainment Updated: Apr 23, 2013 14:20 IST
Anirban Das Anirban Das
Anirban Das Anirban Das
Hindustan Times
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Back in the ’90s and early 2000s, Sanjay Dutt and Govinda starred together in a whole bunch of movies. They mostly had hits (and a few misses) to their credit, having worked together in films like Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999), Jodi No. 1 (2001) and Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), to name a few. A sense of camaraderie was also known to have existed between the two. Of course, in the time that followed, Govinda’s Bollywood career nosedived, and he also lost touch with Sanjay.

Now, after the Supreme Court verdict sentencing Sanjay to jail, Govinda has been trying to get in touch with his friend. However, all his attempts have been futile. “From the time I left politics, I have not been able to meet Sanjay. The last time I met him was after the death of his father, Sunil Dutt. People ask me why I didn’t think of making a comeback with Sanjay, and why I chose to work with Salman instead,” says Govinda.

Govinda says a film with Sanjay has not worked out for various reasons. “We were supposed to act together in a movie, but an important meeting for the film got cancelled and eventually the project got shelved. Things have just not worked out,” he says. The actor adds, “I tried contacting him after the court’s verdict. But he was out for a holy visit. But I hope to meet him soon before he surrenders.”

First Published: Apr 23, 2013 12:47 IST