Bollywood’s favourite Chi-Chi, Govinda’s long-term successful relationship with David Dhawan had always made the fans wait for their hilarious rides at the big screens. The duo had collaborated on as many as 17 movies together until their last, Do Knot Disturb in 2009. For all those wondering what went wrong, the actor has opened about it all in the recent episode of Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adalat and here’s what he has to say.


Govinda on last Sunday’s episode of Aap Ki Adaalat revealed that he hasn’t spoken to the film-maker for years. When the host asked him about the entire saga, he opened up to it as he said, “David will be in the position to ask me this question only when his son does as many as 17 films with him. I don’t think even his son will do 17 movies with him.. because he is David Dhawan’s son and he’s educated. I didn’t even know the meaning of doing that many movies with an actor. I was only told that Sanjay Dutt told he was Punjabi, and he’s coming. That time I used to provide work to a lot of Punjabis with me. So he came, and I liked him and thought, I could come up with a lot of Hit films with him.”

Govinda Opens Up About 10-Year-Long Spat With David Dhawan: “Even His Son Varun Dhawan Won’t Do 17 Films With Him”
Govinda BLASTS David Dhawan Over Their 10 Year Spat: “Even His Son Varun Dhawan Won’t Do 17 Films With Him”

Further on, when talking about their relation, the actor said, “I did not even treat my relatives the way I treated him. Even my brother is a director but I haven’t done 17 films with him.”


“I don’t know what he was expecting but when I narrated him the concept of Chashme Badoor, he started doing it with Rishi Kapoor, without even keeping me in the loop. When my secretary was in conversation with him, I had changed a little as I left politics. I had asked my secretary to keep the phone on speaker while talking to him, and that’s when I heard, ‘Chi Chi has started questioning way too much. I don’t want to work with him anymore. Ask him to do any small role that he gets’”

“It hurt me so much that I decided I wouldn’t work with him for the next 4-5 months. However, I called him after that time span and asked him if I could make a guest appearance in his movie but he never rang me back. I’m revealing all this after so many years because I had no option and I feel that he’s influenced, this is not the real him, because if my doors close for someone, how am I Govinda then?” he concluded.

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