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Govinda, the actor or the politician?

IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, December 12, 2006]
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When you read the headline: 'Govinda, an actor or a politician?' What are your first thoughts? Well, it goes without saying that Govinda the actor is far superior to Govinda the failed politician. In his twenty year film career, Govinda has weathered the toughest storms and managed to claim a place for himself. On the top. In spite of the Khans, the Kumars and the Roshans of the world.

'Swarg', 'Hatya', 'Aankhen', 'Shola Aur Shabnam', 'Hero No. 1', 'Coolie No. 1', 'Saajan Chale Sasural', 'Haseena Maan Jayegi', 'Deewana Mastana' and 'Jodi No. 1'...Govinda has delivered hits at every juncture of his life. Till he hit the roadblock five years ago when his films stopped working at the Box Office and the producers stopped patronizing his brand of films. That's when Govinda decided to join politics. There was no method in this madness. For even though he trounced a heavyweight like Ram Naik in a Mumbai constituency, Govinda has cut a sorry figure as a leader in the last two years or so. He doesn't attend the Parliament, seldom speaks his mind, vanishes during the floods and is unavailable when tragedy strikes in the form of train blasts. The only notable act done by him is the stoppage of August Kranti Rajdhani train (coming from Delhi) at Borivali. 

There was a point of time when the media made him as their favourite whipping boy with videos of his Dubai parties with the underworld being shown on national tv again-n-again. That eerie background score convicted him anyway. His family survived an untimely accident in Rajasthan while his secretary of many years died.

The resurrection of Govinda the actor started with help from a few friends in the film industry. Salman Khan offered him a film opposite himself (Partner) to be directed by David Dhawan. And then Suneil Shetty left a meaty part for him in Priyadarshan's 'Bhagam Bhag' opposite Akshay Kumar. Nikhil Advani's 'Salaam-e-ishq' was like an icing on the cake for this fabulous actor. With 'Bhagam Bhag' and 'Salaam-e-ishq' ready for release, Govinda the actor is back in the reckoning. And that frown has been taken over by that ready smile. `

So, now, do you wish Govinda to continue as an actor and a politician simultaniously. Or would you want Govinda to concentrate only on his acting...Do let us know your opinion...




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