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Govinda's desi English to tickle in Mundhra's next

The former king of comedy is all set to tickle the funny bone of audience with his first English-language film titled The 40 Year Old Virgin.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2008 05:56 PM IST

Govinda is all set to shoot for his first English-language film in London. To be made by Jagmohan Mundhra, it is a remake of the 2005 Hollywood comedy The 40 Year Old Virgin and the actor is confident of evoking laughs with his own brand of desi English.

"It's my first international project and very special. British NRIs don't always speak perfect English. A lot of them retain their desi accent and speak a mix of English and Hindi. That's what I'll do," Govinda told IANS.

"The important thing is to be true to the character. And I think I can manage the English," he added.

However, Mundhra has apparently decided to hire an in-house language instructor on the sets to make sure Govinda's diction doesn't dither.

It couldn't get any better for the comic Govinda. After a surprising comeback with Partner and an international project, he is now on a weight-losing spree.

So is he trying to equal his pal Salman Khan's physique?

"Ha! Me equal Salman? He is one of the 10 handsomest men in the world. No, I just want to go back to the way I used to be during Raja Babu and Hero No.1 he said.

"It started in Bangkok where I was shooting for Loot and then god took care of some more weight in Mumbai. As soon as I landed in Mumbai, I was down with a terrible viral fever. That brought down my weight even more. In spite of all this I've been working like a madman to complete all my assignments before I leave for London for a very special project."

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