Together they created some of the most iconic movies in the 90s and Govinda and David Dhawan's collaboration was one to cherish. The actor-director duo delivered 15 back to back hits back in the day, however, much to the dismay of fans, Govinda and David Dhawan could possibly never work together again.
Govinda and David Dhawan treated fans with out-and-out entertainers like 'Saajan Chale Sasural' (1996), 'Hero No.1' (1997), 'Coolie No. 1' (1995), 'Dulhe Raja' and 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' (1998). Dhawan had also made his directorial debut with the 1989 Govinda starrer ‘Taaqatwar’. The duo had last worked together in ‘Partner’ (2007) which also starred Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Govinda, recently revealed that he had approached Dhawan for another collaboration but was left “hurt” by the filmmaker’s response.
The actor told PTI, “I am doubtful about reuniting with David Dhawan. The reason is that he made a film 'Chashme Badoor'. I had narrated the subject to him. (But) he started making the film with someone else. I was surprised when I came to know about it. I called him and said, 'David, I really wanted to do our 18th or 19th film together’.”
He further went on to reveal that David responded rather “rudely” to a call made by the actor’s secretary, “Then my secretary offered him a film to which he gave a rude reply saying, 'Tell Govinda, he has started asking too many questions. Whatever part he is getting in the film, he should just do that'. It hurt me a lot. I am sure his sons must be asking him questions. He probably never expected that I will one day reach this level or I will grow up or I will come back to movies after becoming a Member of Parliament.”
Talking about their streak of successful films in the past, Govinda said, "It is not about credit or discredit. There is a fundamental system and one should not disrespect that. I brought 23 new directors in the industry and he is one of them. It's not a pride issue, but I feel it is time which allows you to be successful. And I respect that factor the most." The actor further went on to accept that he would work with David Dhawan in the future only if he is offered a film.
On the work front, Govinda will next be seen in ‘Fryday’ which will hit screens on October 3. 'Fryday' also stars Varun Sharma, Sanjay Mishra, Rajesh Sharma and Digangana Suryavanshi. The film will also mark the Bollywood debut of television actress Digangana Suryavanshi who is known for her stint in television series 'Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera' and the ninth season of reality television show 'Bigg Boss'.
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