Govinda happy with his third inning in Bollywood
"This is my third inning in Bollywood. Now I can afford to do all kind of cinema. I am not in a mood to refuse films. There was a time when I was refusing so many films. Especially in last two years I refused lot of films. And we keep waiting for good films thinking it would turn out good," said Govinda in an interview.
There are two films of Govinda in the offing – Ravi Chopra`s `Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai` and `Run Bhola Run`. Both are comedies.
`Run Bhola Run` is a romantic-comedy written and directed by Neeraj Vora starring Govinda, Tusshar Kapoor, Ameesha Patel and Celina Jaitley in lead roles. The film`s plot centers on two convicts who escape from jail. While `Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai`, is film directed by Ravi Chopra, starring Salman Khan, Lara Dutta, Govinda, Tabu, and Boman Irani. The film is likely to release in June.
"These are typical Govinda entertainers. One will walk out of theatre laughing out loud…and they will feel good," the 48-year-old actor said.
Presently, he is happy working with director Jagmohan Mundhra in `Naughty @ 40`. The film also stars Yuvika Chaudhary, Sayali Bhagat and American actor Lucia Gilbert. "When I first came into the industry I wanted to work with directors of international repute. But my personality did not match their expectations. It still doesn`t, but at least I have got a chance now and I am happy," Govinda said.
On his role in the film, Govinda says, I play a lively happy-go-lucky guy called `Happy` who wants to have just fun in his life. His romantic escapades revolving around Yuvika and Sayali form the story of the film. Besides, there is Lucia who will be the highlight of the film. In the film which releases this Friday, Govinda is paired opposite Yuvika, who is almost half his age but this has not deterred him. "I did not think she is my daughter`s friend or half my age. The moment you start personalising things you cannotremain a good actor one has to forget all this," he said.
After a successful stint in Bollywood till late 1990s, Govinda`s career hit a rough patch. To which the actor, says, "I have seen everything success…failure. I feel bad times affect you only when you let that happen. Everybody has a day…mine too will soon come."
Later, Govinda, entered politics for a short time and then made a comeback with David Dhawan`s `Partner` and `Bhaagam Bhag` both released in 2007. He had Mani Ratnam`s `Raavan` alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai but the movie failed to create magic at the box office.