"I Was Superstar. Why Offer Me Character Role," Govinda Reveals True Reason Rejecting Shah Rukh Khan's Film

Mina Muzumdar |Jul 30, 2019

Veteran actor Govinda who grabs headlines recently for his controversial statement again spills the real beans he rejected Shah Rukh Khan's film.

Veteran actor Govinda who has cemented his standing in Bollywood by featuring in numerous successful film is recently making back to headlines for his controversial statement. Govinda's films that still have the enduring appeal until nowadays can namely Dulhe Raja, Coolie No.1, Hero No.1.


Though Govinda has imprinted a mark on the heart of the audience through his decades-long in the industry, the actor also missed Bollywood project that later became blockbusters. In 2002, Govinda rejected Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Devdas which was a big hit at the box office at that time.

While the main role went to Shah Rukh Khan, the film director offered him for the supporting role but he rejected decisively. After that, Jackie Shroff then joined the cast of Devdas. 

In an interview with India TV, Govinda revealed the reason he opted out of the film, saying:



Nevertheless, his decision didn't have much impact on the future of his career in Bollywood as the actor still has four big hits was released in the same year include Tera Kya Kehna and Chalo Ishq Ladaaye, Akhiyon Se Goli Maare, Pyaar Diwana Hota Ha andWaah! 

In his life-long career, Govinda also refused to take the lead role in Chandni in 1989 or Gadar in 2001. However, the role in Gadar was given to Sunny Deol and made him a superstar in the film industry.



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