Govinda regrets not being part of Bollywood “camps”


Superstar Govinda says the backing of a particular camp can boosts a star’s career, which is something he realised much later.

“There are massive camps in Bollywood. I never belonged to any camps but I think it was a wrong move. I should have had. It affects your career. It’s one big family,” Govinda said, reports Hindustan Times. He went on to say, “In that one family, if you create harmony and build good relations, it works. If you are a part of it, if you are blessed, you will do very well.”

The star said during his low phase, people made his journey more difficult, This led to him looking up to megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had managed to battle his way through financial difficulties. “I have struggled a lot; let me tell you, it is not so easy. When I was struggling, people didn’t make my way easy. I heard and saw what had happened to Bachchan sir, but didn’t know it will happen with me. He could do it, come out of it, that was inspiring,” he said with honesty.

Govinda says his financial struggle was “daunting” and he found immense difficulty in green lighting his films. “It (financial struggle) is tiring. It is daunting, people misbehave, they don’t write (movies) for you properly, some even ask for money again and again, saying they get paid better writing for TV,” he disclosed. “Industry was always money-oriented but now it has become very costly. It is very tough for an actor to make a film and release.” His latest film, ‘Aa Gaya Hero,’ has again been pushed and will now release on 17th March. He has also produced and written the film.

When asked about working with frequent collaborators, like filmmaker David Dhawan and close friend Salman Khan, he said, “Friends in the industry cannot do much. They have to do hard work for their own business, look after their own work. Friends only can be friends, not God. So, you have to do things on your own.”

Govinda is confident people will like the film as it is an ode to the era of 90s and dismissed theories that the audience may not be interested in watching such cinema today. “People are trying to bring back the 90s with better, new look. But they are not getting that kind of songs, that mad energy. Entertaining cinema, like that of 90s, does good business. People watch it more. But to say that kind of cinema won’t work today is fake. It is a created fear.”

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