‘Sal­man in­spired me to get fit­ter’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Aditya Do­gra aditya.do­gra@hin­dus­tan­times.com

He can still hold a crowd with his con­ta­gious en­ergy. And on his re­cent visit to the Shri Ram Col­lege of Com­merce, where he turned up two hours late, Govinda proved that even at 54, his charm is in­tact. As he grooved to his hit num­ber Do You Want A Part­ner from the 2007 film Part­ner, that also starred Sal­man Khan, Govinda rem­i­nisced how Sallu in­spired him to turn fit. “I re­mem­ber that while shoot­ing the beach se­quence in Part­ner, there’s a scene where we are walk­ing out of the sea and Sal­man makes me suck in my tummy. That in­spired me to go ahead and ac­tu­ally get fit­ter so I could re­turn as a hero,” said the ac­tor as he spoke at the SRCC Busi­ness Con­clave.

Be­sides all the Govin­daesque fun, he also gave out some valu­able tips from his per­sonal life to the au­di­ence, con­sist­ing of stu­dents. “I have never be­lieved in the num­ber game. I never got any big awards and never bought awards,” he said, adding, “Ev­ery­one starts from zero. Be­ing suc­cess­ful re­quires you to look be­yond the trou­bles; be­yond the money and that is ex­actly what real heroes do.”

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