‘I just want to keep peo­ple entertained’

...says Govinda who doesn’t want to de­liver any so­cial mes­sage through his films

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Govinda (right) is re­turn­ing to films as the hero af­ter fif­teen years, and he wants ev­ery­one to know that this is his come­back ve­hi­cle, and not Part­ner (2007) or Kill Dil (2014) as many con­sider.

“I was not the hero in the film (Kill Dil). I was play­ing a char­ac­ter in it. I wasn’t a hero in Part­ner ei­ther. It was a Sal­man Khan star­rer. In this film, I am play­ing a a hero. It’s the kind of role I am known for, and I am sure none will be dis­ap­pointed,” says Govinda, who was in the Cap­i­tal re­cently to pro­mote Su­per Fight League.

Films have changed over the years, and de­spite his long hia­tus, Govinda in­sists he still wants to do the same kind of films, he was fa­mous for. “I know a lot of peo­ple crit­i­cised my dress­ing sense, or my dance style and say, ‘Arre yeh kya rang bi­range se, ajeeb se dance style se kaam karta re­hta hai.’ But what they don’t know, is the fact that not ev­ery­one agrees with their opin­ion. There were, and there still are peo­ple, who like what I did, and it’s be­cause of them that those films worked,” says the ac­tor, who did films such as Hero No. 1 (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), and Haseena Maan Jaayegi (1999). “To­day there are a few pro­duc­tion houses who want to con­vey the mes­sage that the art of film­mak­ing has changed, and that peo­ple won’t ac­cept the kind of films that worked be­fore. Yeh zid ka cinema chal raha hai. Just be­cause some peo­ple have money now, they can’t change the way au­di­ences see and ob­serve cinema,” he says. The ac­tor doesn’t want to de­liver any mes­sage through his films, and only wants to fo­cus on en­ter­tain­ing the masses. “I don’t want peo­ple to go into a deep think­ing mode af­ter watch­ing my film. I want them to keep their brains at home, watch a Govinda film and get entertained. I don’t want to have any agen­das as­so­ci­ated with my film,” he says.

I don’t want peo­ple to go into a deep think­ing mode af­ter watch­ing my film. I want them to keep their brains at home GOVINDA, AC­TOR

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