Govinda Unfazed On Getting Trolled For "Rejecting Avatar": "It's Not Like Meri Aukaat Nahi Hai"
After Govinda was brutally trolled for saying that he "rejected James Cameron's Avatar" the actor has broached the topic one more time. Replying to memes and trolls, he says, it's upto the people to decide if they want to believe him or not
Much to everyone's surprise, Govinda recently made some revelations that were pretty bizarre and left millions shocked. The actor revealed that he has rejected some big films during his career including the sci-fi drama film Avatar by James Cameron! Not only this, the 55-year-old actor said that he turned down the film because the director wanted him to shoot for 410 days and also paint his body. Netizens were not only quick to troll the actor but also invited a plethora of memes and jokes.
However, in an interview with Bombay Times, Govinda, who is hurt by the naysayer's reactions and said that he stands by his statement on Avatar and calls it a prejudiced behaviour.
He told the daily, "I am not active on social media, but my daughter Tina keeps me in the loop. I am fine with people wondering how someone like Govinda could refuse a James Cameron film. I can understand where they are coming from. I respect that thought. They are entitled to have that opinion, but to say how come Govinda got that offer in the first place, is wrong. It's not like meri aukad nahi hai. It's prejudiced behaviour."
"Chai wala aagey kaise badh sakta hain? TV actors films mein kaise aa sakte hain? This is that same elitist, superiority complex. Yeh galat hai. Aapko vishwas nahi karna hai toh mat kijiye, but don't say things like this," added Govinda.
When asked how James Cameron got to know about him, Govinda said, "I was a superstar then. He must have seen my films, but I am not too sure about that." The Dulhe Raja actor said that he turned down the film even after being offered a huge amount for the film.
"There was a sardarji, who knew me well, and belonged to the medical world. He was my senior, and Dev sahab's (Dev Anand) friend. He was also one of the financers of the film (Avatar). James Cameron and he met me in London, where I was narrated the story of Avatar. In a way, while I was talking to him, I suggested the title to him. Mere muh se woh shabd (Avatar) nikal gaya aur unhone pakad liya. However, I refused the film. The sardarji even complained to Dev sahab that I had refused this big Hollywood film despite the massive money that I was offered for it. Dev sahab even called me and asked about it," added the actor.
Avatar, directed by James Cameron, was released in 2009. Avatar was the highest-grossing film ever and stayed that way for 10 years, until now, when Avengers: Endgame replaced it in July 2019.
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