Bollywood actor Govinda has been away from the silver screen for some time now and while his career may have taken a downfall, Govinda will always be known as Bollywood’s undisputable comedy king. In a recent interview Govinda made a rather revealing revelation that he was approached by David Cameron to be a part of Avatar. Ok then! He further revealed that it him who suggested the title for the film, Avatar. And now, just days after revealing the first piece of news, Govinda has revealed yet another piece of information that perhaps nobody was aware of. Govinda said that he was approached for another Hindi cult film, but had to turn it down because he felt it would not go down well with his 'superstar' status.
"I asked Sanjay (Leela Bhansali) aapko mere mein Chunni Lal kaha dikhta hai? I was a superstar at that time. Mujhe laga theek hai, aap top ke director ho, achchhi baat hai, par aap mujhe character role kyu de rahe hai. Maine kaha ek kaam karna, Shah Rukh se kaho ki woh mujhe kahe. I can do the film for friendship but I won't do it otherwise. I won't do the film because you are a star or a top director. I love Shah Rukh a lot. We haven't done a film together but he is a very nice person," he told an Indian TV channel.
The role was then given to Jackie Shroff who did complete justice to the film. It would have been interesting however, to see the comedian as Chuni Babu, a man with an intriguing personality! Govinda also said that he refused the blockbuster Gadar due to the fact that the script was full of abusive words.
"When Anil Sharma sir was reading the film to me, it had a lot of swear words. I said mein kisi aadmi se pang nahi leta tum ye kya kya kahte ho film mein. Bahut galia thi sir, I can't even discuss it here," he said.