Veteran actor Govind Namdev, who debuted with the film 'Shola Aur Shabnam' in Bollywood, recently opened up about the time he was flooded only with inspector roles. He revealed how he was mistaken as being an egoist in the industry and this greatly affected his career. He was not getting any work, he started visiting sets, asking for work but all in vain. Govind, who is mainly known to play negative roles, mentioned he was restless' as this struggle went on for two years.
Speaking with Hindustan Times, Namdev reflected back and stated that after the release of Shola Aur Shabnam, directors approached him only for the role of inspector. The senior actor pointed out that he never wanted to get typecast that’s why he was scared to take up cop roles. The actor added that after he rejected 2-3 offers, rumours started spreading about him and people started calling him an ‘egoist’. “They said ‘he is new and kisi ko bhi reject kar deta hain.’ Later, people stopped asking me for films. No one offered me work. Once I started visiting sets and asking for work, people said the same thing, ‘we have one role but it's an inspector’. This is how it went on for almost two years and I was restless,” Govind was quoted as saying.
The 68-year-old actor went on to add, “I was under pressure. I shifted with my family to Mumbai. So, I managed to run my household by doing some theatre workshops and other gigs. Isse udhar lia, use udhar lia aur time nikala.”
On the professional front, Govind Namdev has a slew of upcoming films like OMG 2, Woh Ladka Hai Kahan? and Alien Frank in the pipeline.