Govinda made headlines recently when the actor revealed that he was offered James Cameron’s blockbuster film Avatar. Govinda said that he turned down the film because the director wanted him to shoot for 410 days and also paint his body. This news not only raised many a eyebrow but also invited a plethora of memes and jokes on the internet.
Recently in an Interview with Bombay Times govinda said that what he said is true and will not change his statement “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 behavior.”
“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,”
When asked how James Cameron got to know about him, Govinda said, “I was a superstar then. He must have seen my films, but I am not too sure about that.”