Is this a casting coup or what? Yeah, we’re used to the husband and wife duo of Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan teaming up in various films, but comedy king Govinda in a Mani Ratnman flick? Now this should be interesting!
Govinda was almost down and out and struggled for a few years to get back into the filmy scenes after many flops. Friends like Salman Khan and David Dhawan helped him get back into the game with a hit like Partner, for which Govinda walked away with an award this year. Now he has films like Money Hai Toh Honey Hai and Excuse Me, Please coming up which indicates that he’s in no mood to slow down!
However, this latest development makes it extremely likely that we will see Govinda in an extremely different avatar. Mani Ratnam’s next after Guru is said to be an intense love story and Govinda plays an extremely important part in the film. Expressing his happiness, he tells Mumbai Mirror, “I am actually doing a film with him! Isn’t it every actor’s dream to work with him? We met recently and I heard about my role. It is an interesting and a powerful role.” But get this–there is NO comedy involved! Govinda himself says that the role will “surprise” people.
In the past, Govinda has worked with Aishwarya (Albela) but this will be his first time working with Abhishek and he is extremely excited. He says, “Whenever I happen to meet them socially, they’re both so nice to me. In fact, I’m a big fan of the Bachchans, especially Amitji, with whom I’ve done Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. Now I’m going to work with Amitji’s son. That’s a happy occasion for me.”
Well, Govinda certainly has his hands full!