Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Govinda is on the edge of his patience these days, perturbed by constant comparisons with Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan. “I’m Amit-ji’s biggest fan. And that’s why these comparisons are becoming a bit too much for me to digest,” Govinda told IANS.
Though he’s not willing to talk about it openly, Govinda is also not amused by the constant reference to him in the context of the “Govinda Govinda” chant in Ram Gopal Varma’s “Sarkar” and its sequel “Sarkar Raj”. At a recent awards function Govinda’s picture was flashed on stage while the “Sarkar Raj” theme raged on.
“I won’t say anything more,” says Govinda diplomatically. “But I’ll say this. God bless all those who are using my name for their own reasons. I’ll also say this. Don’t try the patience of a patient man.” “My will power is about to give way. Now I’ve reached a stage where I’ll react even if one hair on my head is tampered with.”
The final straw was a reality show where choreographer Saroj Khan praised Govinda to the skies… but relatively speaking. Sighs Govinda: “I’m very grateful to Saroj-ji for all the wonderful things she has said about me. I respect her a lot. My daughter Narmada has been training in dance with Saroj-ji.”
“In fact she’ll be directing a film for me soon. I know she meant well. But why am I being constantly compared with Amit-ji? ‘Main to naukar hoon’ (I am just a servant). He’s the true king of the entertainment industry. I played the ‘naam ka’ (namesake) Raja Babu. He’s the true Raja Babu.”
— By Subhash K. Jha