A lot of new revelations came out during the recent episode of Aap Ki Adaalat which saw Bollywood actor Govinda on the hot seat. While the news regarding his years-long spat with David Dhawan was going all viral, the latest is about the Hollywood’s 2nd highest grosser of all time, James Cameron’s Avatar, which was offered to the actor and he rejected it! Can y’all believe it? Here’s what happened.
Govinda in the latest episode revealed the entire saga as he began, “It was me who had given the title of the movie. I had told James Cameron that your film will run successfully in cinemas. I also added that your film will take at least seven years to complete. That infuriated him (kidding)!”
He further went onto continue as, “I told him that the ‘avatar’ you want in the film is handicapped. Woh ishwar ka ansh hai aur apang hai…maine kaha ki yeh nahi hoga. And you want me to shoot for some 410 days and colour my body during the shoot. So I apologized for declining and left. And as predicted by me, the film released eight or nine years later and was a super hit!”
Whoa! Now, that’s shocking but we indeed would have loved to see Chi-Chi in one of the roles and being a part of such a blockbuster project!
Meanwhile, the actor also spoke about not speaking to Dhawan for years. “David will be in the position to ask me this question (about not talking for years) 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.”