Once upon a time, he ruled the filmdom with his comic acts and flexible dance moves, but today, he is facing a tough time getting distributors for his movie ‘Aa Gaya Hero’. Yes, we are referring to Govinda, who has given us some memorable years in the decade of 90s with his amazing performances in movies like ‘Coolie No 1’, ‘Hero No 1’, ‘Raja Babu’, ‘Haseena Maan Jayegi’ and many others. (Also Read: When Raj Kapoor immortalised his first meeting with actress Nargis on the silver screen)
As much as we loved him for his spectacular dance moves and fabulous acting skills, his love life was never in the scrutiny as he tied the knot with Sunita and has been by her side ever since. But, not many are aware that Govinda was neck-deep in love with actress Neelam who paired opposite him in movies like ‘Love 86’, ‘Ilzaam’, ”Hatya’ amongst others. Yes, he was madly in love with the beautiful Neelam, in spite of being married to Sunita and he had no qualms in admitting it openly.
Yes, in an old interview of 1990, Govinda candidly professed his undying love for his co-star of many movies and termed it as pure love and not lust.
Love at first sight for Govinda!
If you’ve thought that there’s no such concept of “love at first sight” in real life and it only happens in movies, then we have a glaring example in the form of Govinda. Yes, the actor confessed that in the very first meeting with Neelam, Govinda was blown away by her natural beauty and her sweet nature. Said Govinda, “I remember the first time I met her. At Pranlal Mehta’s office. She was wearing white shorts. Her long hair falling straight, like an angel’s. ‘Hello’ she said politely, and I was scared to reply because my knowledge of English was embarrassing. It still is. And I wondered how I would communicate with her on the sets. I had never imagined I would work with her. She was a distant dream. I had seen her in ‘Jawani’, and seen the film again and again only to see her.”