Last week, Govinda made an appearance on Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adaalat where he revealed being offered the Highest Hollywood Grosser of All Time, Avatar, by its director James Cameron himself. He furthermore spoke about how he was the one to suggest the title ‘Avatar’. However, a chunk of the social media users refused to believe him, the result of which was massive trolling. Now, the actor has come out in the open and reacted to the entire fuss.
In a conversation with Bombay Times, when Govinda was asked whether he’s aware of the jokes made by netizen upon his Avatar revelation, he responded, “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.”
The actor in the episode spoke in length about his long time feud with film-maker David Dhawan, and his meeting with Avatar director James Cameron. Govinda revealed the entire saga as he said, “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)!”
Soon after, memes and trolls over social media went viral with netizens mocking his statement and defining it as nothing but a lie.