Govinda, who has been in politics for quite some time has decided to quit it and make a comeback in the film industry. Recently, the actor was interviewed by a media house, where he revealed how he lost Rs. 16 crores in investments and how the industry conspired against him.
In the interview, the actor said that he made multiple investments in the last few years and has lost Rs. 16 crores. He said many of his films were stopped from releasing.
When the actor was asked whether he has become more spiritual nowadays, the actor said, “No, it is the opposite; I have become more corrupt and bitter. These days, I party, smoke, and also drink. The old Govinda was very pious. Earlier, my emotional nature came in the way of my work but today, I don’t get emotional. I deal with situations more practically and business-like.”
Talking about his nephew Krushna Abhishek who is one of the artists in The Kapil Sharma Show and often seen mocking Govinda, he said, “I really don’t know who is making him do it, otherwise, he is a good boy. Not only does he make fun but by doing it, he is spoiling my image. Whoever is behind it, we are seeing him do it. See, I have been a victim of nepotism and it was around the time I stopped getting work. I saw Amitabh Bachchan struggle too; he would come on stage and people from the industry would walk away. Don’t know if I got punished for supporting him. They set him free but caught me instead.”
Govinda refused to slander the recent Coolie No 1 remake, which opened to negative reviews after its debut on Amazon Prime Video last year. Talking about the film he said, “You will never see me speaking against others. While others often like to talk about me, I never talk about their work or judge it because I respect everybody’s hard work and money invested.”
The actor continued, “In the last 14-15 years, I have invested money and lost around ₹16 crore. I was treated badly by some people from the fraternity too. My films didn’t get theatres and they wanted to demolish my career, which didn’t happen. Now, I am ready to kick-start 2021 in a big way.”
Talking about the conspiracy against him in Bollywood, he said, “Yes, of course it was. As they say, apne bhi paraye ho jaate hain (friends turn their backs on you). If fate is not on your side, then your own people also turn against you.”
Recently while talking to journalist Rajat Sharma on the show Aap Ki Adalat, Govinda had revelled that David refused to return his calls when he needed a career boost. The actor said, “After I left politics, I told my secretary to keep the phone speaker on, so that I could listen what he (David Dhawan) was saying. I heard David saying, Chi-Chi (Govinda’s nickname) is questioning a lot. He was telling my secretary, I do not want to work with Govinda anymore. Tell him to do some small bit roles.”