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‘I was offered ‘Avatar’; I even gave the title’s suggestion to James Cameron’, reveals Govinda

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The weekend gone by put actor Govinda back in the limelight. He appeared on the much loved television show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’, hosted by Rajat Sharma, the popular anchor and editor in chief of India TV. The set of ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ resembles that of a courtroom and the guests are made to sit in a witness box. And just like it happens in courts, a lot of secrets tumble out of the mouths of the guests. In the past, Kangana Ranaut, Sunny Deol, Aamir Khan and many other celebritie­s have attended the show as guests and made some honest confession­s, which became talking points.

But there’s one more claim of Govinda that went a bit unnoticed. It was him insisting that he was offered one of the biggest Hollywood films of all time, Avatar, directed by blockbuste­r director James Cameron. The actor explained why he opted out of the film. He says, “It was me who had given the title of the movie. I had told (James Cameron) that your film will run successful­ly in cinemas. I also added that your film will take at least seven years to complete. That infuriated him (laughs)!”

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