Stardom is never guaranteed. There are many stars who lost their stardom with time. One such famous superstar who lost stardom is Govinda. Govinda’s one of the most loved films of his career is Hum starring Amitabh Bachchan, and Rajinikanth. Veteran action director Ravi Dewan, who worked on Hum, recently shared some of the unheard stories about working with Govinda.
Recalling his time on the set of Hum and working with three superstars, Ravi told Bollywood Thikana that Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth were quite punctual and used to reach the set half an hour earlier, but Govinda would always land up on set post lunch.
He said, “We used to schedule the shoot whenever all three actors were available. There was a situation when we had to shoot a scene in Ooty with all three actors together. Amitabh ji and Rajinikanth ji were the kind of actors who would arrive on set half hour before their call time, while Govinda would join us after lunch. I have done films which were bankrolled by him but he won’t come on time even for his home productions. He had the issue of timing but we had to manage.”
When asked if Amitabh or Rajinikanth were annoyed by this and expressed displeasure, he replied, “No, never. There was an early morning shot in Hum, featuring all three actors. Amit ji and Rajinikanth ji would be prepared and present on set at the appointed time. However, we waited for Govinda to join us at sunrise for four to five days, but he didn’t turn up on time. I don’t know the reason behind him being late but he was never on time. In the end, we had to drop that scene from the film.”
It is quite sad how once a superstar who gave superhit movies like Hero No. 1, Coolie No. 1 and so many more, lost his stardom with time. What do you think about Govinda and his stardom? Tell us in the comments below.