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Late Latif Govinda turned up early on the sets twice!

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By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Monday, November 26, 2007

There have been stories of Govinda turning over a new leaf in the last few months.

But nobody knows who was more shocked Govinda or his producer Kumar Mangat when the actor turned up before everyone for the shooting of Money Hai Toh Honey Hai (directed by Ganesh Acharya) in Mauritius.

Believe it or not!

Talking about the incident, Govinda laughs, “Haan yeh sach hai. Twice, I turned up very early on the sets and found nobody else there.

Initially I thought I had lost my way and was at the wrong location but when I found out that I was actually early I didn"t have any choice but to wait for the rest of the unit."

Didn"t he get upset? “No I don"t have the right to feel upset. Maine pehle logon ko bahut tang kiye hai…aaj unki baari hai. Now I am focussing on the quality of my work. Only two things are of prime importance to me today my work and my exercise. I find that when I have the time to give to my films, their quality becomes better."

Early bird

Producer Kumar Mangat is all praises for Govinda too, “We were to shoot at a disco and the call time was 7.30 am but in the night it got changed to 8 am. We didn"t have the time to inform Govinda and he arrived on the sets at 7 am.

I was shocked when I got a call from the director saying that Govinda had already arrived. This happened twice! There wasn"t a soul in sight and later he told us woh jhaadu marne waale the."

Partying hard

Mangat points out that Govinda"s professionalism nowadays is indeed noteworthy, “Govinda is working hard and doesn"t interfere or create tension.

He was supposed to go home during Diwali but cancelled his plans. Govinda told us, 'chaliye kaam khatam karte hai." His family came down to celebrate Diwali with him."

Adds Mangat, “Govinda threw a Diwali party for the cast and crew. There were 160 people and Govinda danced with every lightman and production guy. We all danced to songs from MHTHH and other songs."

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