Can you believe it? Govinda was offered James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ and he rejected it!
Govinda has been making headlines since yesterday when he came on Rajat Sharma’s popular talk show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’. He gave out many interesting revelations about his life and also gave some trivia that you wouldn’t have heard before. One of them is about Govinda having been offered James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’. Not only that, the superstar rejected the offer. Can you believe it?
Govinda said, “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)!” Shocking, isn’t it?
Govinda went on to further add, “I told him that the ‘avatar’ you want in the film is handicapped. Woh ishwar ka ansh hai aur apang hai, maine kaha ki yeh nahi hoga. And you want me to shoot for some 410 days and colour my body during the shoot. So I apologized for declining and left. And as predicted by me, the film released eight or nine years later and was a super hit!”
We still can’t believe this piece of information laid out by Govinda. Even if we mange to get ourselves to believe that Govinda was offered the film, we can’t wrap our heads around the fact that he rejected the film. It sure is a facepalm moment if all this is true.
In the same ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ interview, he went on to also talk about his fallout with David Dhawan with whom Govinda did as many as 17 films.