By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Monday, November 27, 2006
Govinda is a happy man these days, thanks to his impending comeback to films. But he's also upset because he feels that some people in the industry are out to get him even before his first release in many years. This time, he swears, he won't keep quiet.
Says Govinda, who is currently shooting in Pune, "I was asked to attend two functions in the last couple of days. Both were supposed to start at 8 pm on different days, but someone informed the media that they had been rescheduled to 5.30 pm. So the media came on time and waited for me, while I showed up at my designated hour. A certain group of people is trying to misinform the media and malign me. They want to prove a point that Govinda has still not mended his ways."
Chamchas to return
Govinda feels that these people are trying to sabotage his second coming because industry colleagues like Sunil Shetty, Salman Khan, David Dhawan and Priyadarshan are full of praise for him. "They don't want that," he says, adding, "I don't care if my enemies are from the film industry or political ones. In the course of my political career and my association with the Congress Party, I have come across thousands of people who are against me. But right now, I don't want to name anybody."
The actor says he is planning to take action against these people so that they won't dare to mess with him again. "Earlier, I was against the chamchagiri system and didn't want to keep anyone around me. But now I will make it a point to send my own person to the venue, so that I get correct information about whosoever is doing this and why."
As for why he decided to let go of his chamchas, Govinda says, "When you don't have chamchas, you become a loner and then you're in your full form. It gives you strength to handle your own business. Also, nobody can misinform on your behalf. When you are on your own, you do get tired of working alone, but it's worth it. Of course, I'm not an absolute loner as I have a wonderful family and my wife, Sunita," he laughs.
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