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Govinda on being trolled for Avatar row: It's not like meri aukat nahi hai

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 August 2019, 12:37 IST

Recently, the superstar of the early '20s, Govinda made headlines for his revelation of rejecting James Cameron directorial Avatar and also suggesting him the title of the film. He told that he rejected the film just because the director wanted to shoot the film for 410 days and also paint his body.

As soon this piece of news came out on social media, people started mocking Govinda and it also turned into memes and jokes. Even fans trolled him for revealing so 'funny things' and they refused to believe his claims. Now finally, Govinda has responded to all the criticism over his statement about Avatar.


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Govinda in an interview to Bombay Times said, "I am not active on social media, but my daughter Tina keeps me in the loop. I am fine with people wondering how someone like Govinda could refuse a James Cameron film. I can understand where they are coming from. I respect that thought. They are entitled to have that opinion, but to say how come Govinda got that offer in the first place, is wrong. It's not like meri aukad nahi hai. It's prejudiced behaviour."

"Chai wala aagey kaise badh sakta hain? TV actors films mein kaise aa sakte hain? This is that same elitist, superiority complex. Yeh galat hai. Aapko vishwas nahi karna hai toh mat kijiye, but don't say things like this," added Coolie No. 1 actor Govinda.


Even Govinda made a new revelation that how veteran actor Dev Anand knew about it and he even called him to ask why he rejected the offer. "There was a sardarji, who knew me well, and belonged to the medical world. He was my senior, and Dev sahab's (Dev Anand) friend. He was also one of the financers of the film (Avatar). James Cameron and he met me in London, where I was narrated the story of Avatar. In a way, while I was talking to him, I suggested the title to him. Mere muh se woh shabd (Avatar) nikal gaya aur unhone pakad liya. However, I refused the film. The sardarji even complained to Dev sahab that I had refused this big Hollywood film despite the massive money that I was offered for it. Dev sahab even called me and asked about it," said Govinda.

While Neitens are continuously trolling Govinda for the statement but it looks like Govinda is fine with it.

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First published: 4 August 2019, 12:33 IST