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Govinda's daughter wants to act too!

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By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, March 30, 2007
Even though Govinda is financially sound today, he doesn't want to put his acting career in jeopardy by producing a film for his daughter

Govinda's 19-year-old daughter Narmada has expressed her desire to become an actress.

She has even enrolled in an acting school. Says the proud father Govinda, "I'm thrilled that Narmada wants to act.

I have three nephews who are acting in films along with my niece, Aarti Singh, who is acting in the TV serial Maayka.

Nammo is the next family member to bite the bait."

Proud papa

When his teenage daughter informed him about her acting aspirations, Govinda says he was far from disappointed. "I recently walked the ramp with Nammo at Vikram Phadnis's fashion show.

It was a special moment for me, especially after what Nammo went through in that car accident last year. She has suffered a lot but her fighting spirit and confidence helped her get back on her feet.

I feel very proud that she listens to me and has transformed into an extremely confident girl. She was very different earlier," says the actor.

He stresses that Narmada's acting ambitions are a recent development, and that she'd never expressed a desire to act earlier. "However, I want both my children (he also has a 12-year-old son Yashvardhan) to be happy in whatever they choose to become.

Nammo has now joined Kishore Namit Kapoor's acting school to develop her skills. When she told me about her decision to join films, I told her to give it her best shot.

My family has gone through so much that I just want them to be happy. Even Sunita (his wife) is very happy."

Even though his pride in his daughter is palpable, Govinda is not sure about launching his daughter in his home banner.

"Let her first brush up on acting. She has a lot to learn. It's immaterial who launches her. She's a part of the film industry and has grown up here, so whoever launches her will be like family.

Everyone in the industry is like her uncle, friend, aunt or sister. Nammo is the industry's child. I am not sure if I will produce a film again after Sukh.

Now that I have come back as an actor with Bhagam Bhag and Salaam-E-Ishq, my career has been resurrected.

If I turn producer, it might affect my acting career and send out the wrongs signals," he says cautiously.

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