Govinda: Rohit Shetty is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming directorial Cirkus. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde, Varun Sharma, Tiku Talsania, Johnny Lever and Sanjay Mishra among others. In a new interview, Rohit Shetty discussed Govinda and David Dhawan. According to the filmmaker, the actor-director duo gave back-to-back hit films in Bollywood for a decade.
Rohit Shetty on Govinda
Rohit praised Govinda, saying that if he had been given ‘his due,’ he would have been ‘the biggest superstar’. Govinda made his Bollywood debut in the 1986 film Ilzaam and has since appeared in films such as Coolie No 1 and Raja Babu. When asked to name the highest-grossing film of 1993, he responded immediately with “Aankhen.” David Dhawan directed the film, which starred Govinda and Chunky Pandey. Rohit then spoke about the film and Govinda’s other films, praising him for consistently delivering blockbusters over the years. Govinda ‘didn’t get his due’ in Bollywood, according to Rohit, despite his ‘back-to-back’ hit films.
“For 10 years, that guy (Govinda) gave blockbusters. He and David Dhawan gave Shola Aur Shabnam, Aankhen, Raja Babu, Jodi No 1, Coolie No 1, and Haseena Maan Jaayegi, that was back-to-back. I think he didn’t get his due otherwise he would have been the biggest superstar. Ab social media hai, ek chalti hai toh sab chilate hai. Back-to-back for ten years both (Govinda and David Dhawan) had given hits,” Rohit said.
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Meanwhile, Rohit’s next film, Cirkus, will be released on December 23. It stars Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde, Varun Sharma, Tiku Talsania, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra, and Vrajesh Hirjee, among others, and is one of the year’s most anticipated films. Deepika Padukone also appears in the film in a dance number. Cirkus’ trailer was released a few days ago.
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