They came to see Govinda and found Govindrao
Congress leader Govindrao Adik disappointed a lot of people during his whirlwind campaign in Kasara valley (between Mumbai and Nashik) because a lot of people, particularly youth, turned up to see him thinking that they were going to set their eyes on Bollywood star Govinda instead.
In Vajreshwari, in Thane district, about a dozen youths were disappointed as they had come from surrounding villages to get a look at the filmstar. "Oh it's someone else. We thought Govinda was coming here to offer prayers at the Vajreshwari temple," one of them said.
In Jowhar and Vikramgarh, many tried to peep into Adik's car to see the ‘hero’ they thought was "hiding inside."
In Nihala village, some 120 km north of Mumbai, Govinda is uppermost in the minds of villagers. "We hope to see him soon," a few youths said. Many people in Igatpuri left immediately after realising that it was a case of mistaken identity.
"We love his style of treating wealthy people in several films. Have you ever heard of a poor dhabawalla marrying the daughter of the owner a five-star-hotel? He does that", said one.
Meanwhile, Union petroleum minister Ram Naik on Tuesday appealed to Govinda, his Congress opponent in Mumbai north Lok Sabha seat, to clarify a report in a section of the media about his alleged "links with the underworld".