Director Rumi Jaffery is in search for a reel life partner for Govinda for his next film Life Partner that is being produced by Abbas-Mustan under Burmawalla Bros banner. Chi Chi has recently shot for a wedding scene for the film though the leading lady has yet to be signed.
The crew decided to go ahead and shoot the scene with a junior artiste since the director didn’t want to cancel the shoot at any cost. According to sources, directors shoot with Govinda whenever he is available because who knows he may not have the dates for the very next day.
However, the scene still need some close-up shots of his partner in the film whoever that may be. Both Preity Zinta and Lara Dutta are being considered for the part and once either signs on the dotted line the rest of the scene can be canned with them in the same costume.
Govinda confirmed the news, “Yes we used a dummy for that scene. It wasn’t a full-length shot but just a few close-ups of the marriage scene.” The actor admits that he doesn’t even know who he is going to be paired with. The film also stars Fardeen Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Genelia D’Souza, Prachi Desai and Anupam Kher and is expected to be released in early 2009.