Bringing a smile on everyone’s face with his comedy acts, Govinda may have seen
lots of ups and downs in her career but the actor still looks to be positive.
After a scintillating performance in Partner, Govinda is yet again ready to
tickle your funny bones with his upcoming release Money Hai To Honey Hai. We
were lucky to share a few golden moments with this versatile actor…
Tell us about your character in Money Hai To Honey Hai…
A. I am playing the
character named Bobby. In this film every character thinks alike that where’s
there’s money then only there exists a honey. Bobby wants to enjoy his life to
the fullest and for that he wants to earn a lot of money. He desires to attract
a number of girls with the help of that money.
Q. Do you, too,
personally believe that money hai to honey hai?
A. See, one who gets hurt can
only feel the pain. There are a lot of youngsters who doesn’t have a girlfriend
and aren’t able to get married since they don’t have a good job or enough money.
I have personally come across such type of people.
Q. How different this
film is going to be from your previous comedy flicks?
A. Nowadays I have
started doing different films. Instead of getting emotionally attached to any
film I now think it as my job. It’s necessary for me to make sure that on the
completion of the film, it earns profit and isn’t thrown out in the garbage.
came to me with this film while the casting was on. I had
rejected his first directed film Swami and I was on the verge of rejecting this
film also, but somehow he convinced me into it.
Q. Viewers expect a
lot from you. Do you feel you would be able to meet their expectations?
one can calculate the likes or dislikes of audiences. I liked the one-liner of
this film. I also liked the songs of this film which are proving to be hit
numbers. I totally believe that the viewers would love watching this
Q. Ganesh Acharya
has worked a lot with you as a choreographer.
But what would you like to comment on him as a director?
A. Ganesh is trying
hard to make a name for himself as a good director. He is really energetic. The
film, too, has got a lot of freshness. To judge a good director is very
difficult. Recently I also got an opportunity to work with Ravi Chopra
. Even now
he desires to create some new things in his work. Even I am associated with this
film industry for more than 23 years and like to learn something or the other
with every film. I feel as if I have just joined the film industry.
What have you learnt until now being the part of Bollywood?
A. In which
language would I describe what I have learnt! There are different languages like
the one you speak, the one you see, the one by which you emote, the one about
how you walk, etc (laughs).
Q. Any interesting incident you can recall
while shooting for this film?
A. Two times I reached before Ganesh at the
sets (laughs). I feel this is one of the most memorable things I can remember. I
am sure my previous directors would fall ill on knowing about it.
Many people have question mark on your jodi with Hansika. What do you have to
say about it?
A. (laughs) It would be better that you first watch the film
and if the viewers appreciate our jodi then it would be better for you to remain
quiet. Frankly, even I was taken aback after hearing for the first time from
Ganesh that my co-star is going to be 16-year-old girl and I questioned him
instantly. But Ganesh told me this beautiful line that I must not sideline
other’s job. It won’t work if you always think about yourself. That’s when I
agreed working with her.
Q. How was it working with other actors?
I enjoyed working with all my co-stars. Every night we all bhaiyas used to get
together to have fun.
Q. It’s been said that life gives a second chance
to few lucky ones and you seem to be the one of them?
A. You can say this,
but the question that arises is when does life gives all the first chance! There
are lots of people who hardly even get their first chance. I think whatever I am
today is due to the blessing of my parents.
Q. We have heard that many
authors have blamed you for using the folk songs sung by your mother in your
films in a very vulgar way?
A. These all are bullshit. First of all my mother
has never sung a folk song. She was a classical singer. She used to sing thumri
which cannot be used in films.
Q. We have heard that your daughter
Namrata, too, is getting into films. How is she doing now?
A. I am happy
that, proving herself to be my good student, she has decided to enter films. I
want to make her aware of every part of this industry so that she wouldn’t have
to struggle entering it. Very soon I would be sending her to America for an
Q. You have faced a lot of controversies in both your
filmy and political career. What would you like to say about it?
A. Once your
name gets famous, you are tend to be associated with one or other controversy.
When you are in the process of climbing the ladder of success, there are few
people who want to pull you down. And these controversies are the result of it.
If I distract my attention towards such things then I wouldn’t be able to
concentrate on my career.
Q. So, would you want to restart your career
A. Politics isn’t a career for me; it’s my responsibility which
Soniaji has provided me with. I am happy that this year things have worked out
better for me.
Q. Tell us something about your upcoming projects…
My next release is going to be Ravi Chopra
’s Banda Ye Bindaas Hai, then there
are films like Chal Chala Chal, David Dhawan
’s Do Not Disturb, Jagmohan Mundra’s
Excuse Me Please, Neeraj Vohra’s Do Lucky, Chai Garam, Suneil Shetty’s Loot and
Life Partner. All my characters in those films are very interesting.
We have heard that you are also working in a Bengali film titled Jewelry
A. I haven’t signed that film yet and talks are on.