Q. Hi Govinda! So how are you these days? I guess you are completely immersed in your films these days? A. I am perfectly ok. I am same as before. I am feeling much better than before and it's only because the whole atmosphere of film making and the way it's been made these days is far more superior compared to good old days.
The Entertainer No. 1 Govinda, Aala Re..and this time he talks about something he loves a lot, MONEY. Rajan Singh quizzes Govinda on his upcoming film, Money Hai To Honey Hai
Hi Govinda! So how are you these days? I guess you are completely immersed in your films these days?
I am perfectly ok. I am same as before. I am feeling much better than before and its only because the whole atmosphere of film making and the way its been made these days is far more superior compared to good old days.
Money Hai to Honey hai
Ok, there is a striking similarity between your last film Partner and Money Hai Toh Honey Hai, can you tell it?
I dont think so that there is any similarity between these two films. The only similarity I feel is that Partner did great business and I hope the same for MHTHH. Partner was in a different league altogether where as the subject of MHTHH is completely different. The characters are different and the communication, which the characters of MHTHH share in the film, is very unique. Partner was a fun film with David (Dhawan), Salman (Khan) and me. All the people I just mentioned got together and helped me out. Or in other words you can even say that all these people played beautifully the role of partner in my life.
Govinda, I guess you went on a different tangent altogether; all I meant was that the release date of both the films are same. Partner was released exactly a year ago when MHTHH will hit theatres. So can I now say that it will be a continuation of your success?
Ok, now I got it. I think that my success phase started with Partner and I am pretty sure that MHTHH will follow it. Thats really good. Ganesh Acharya had come to me and requested me to do this film called Swami. I told him that I am not Swami and especially not yours. Then he narrated me the role of MHTHH. The character of the film was in accordance with his thought process and thats amply visible among youths of today. At that stage I thought that the new generation would surely get some inspiration. Then I gave my consent to Ganesh to be a part of this project. These days I dont get much into things; I finish off my work and then push off.
Govinda on the set of MHTHH
Why do you think so much, there is a section of people, which still believe that you are hero No. 1?
Where am I thinking? I am only thinking that what I should think so that this thought remains forever so that I attain success always (smile). And right now I am only thinking that success for me only means getting work at this stage.
Whats your role in the film?
I play the character of Bobby in this film and you can well see Bobbys lobby and hobby in the poster of the film (smiles). Bobby is one such character in the film who wants to do something on his own and for that he takes permission from his parents to do so, which people usually doesnt. But all said and done he believes in his parents permission and he is given permission from them to do whatever Bobby feels like in life. Post that, he does things of his own and beyond that I dont know the plot of the film though I have done the film.
But apart from all you just mentioned, you have also danced a lot in the film?
All the songs of the film are rocking the charts right now. Before we started off with the film, I told Ganesh that lets do something through this film so that we are able to make at least 25 Crores, and thats the minimum figure. We will keep doing shows and sing songs everywhere because Money Hai, Toh Honey Hai. Some people assume Honey as the product, which comes from bees, but over here the term refers to sweethearts of people who are beautiful babes. We normally call such people as Honey. So this honey is that honey and beyond this I dont know much, if Ganesh were to any other meaning of honey, I would not know (smiles).
Some scenes from MHTHH
There was this news about you splashed in newspapers few days back that you encountered a ghost in your hotel room when you were in Bangkok?
Lot many news are pouring in. There is a ghost then there is a hen, I have also heard about a dog. All the pets are being discussed. In the time to come people will also discuss rats and cats. I dont know why people are doing this to me but I am enjoying all this. When people start discussing about facets of your life then assume then they have become jealous of you. People are behind me these days but let them be, it does not bothers me.
You are improving your spoken English for Jag Mundras next film?
Yes, I have totally become englis, completely englis. Just imagine the scenario when I will speak English and the pleasure you will derive out of it. Its always been my good luck that whenever I have worked with western looking girls in my films, it has always worked. It has given a different pleasure to the masses that are like me only. The people of this country are like this only; if they get anything like this they become very happy. The film is a typical desi film which talks about a person who talks in a desi manner who wants to speak englis, wants to do everything englis, he basically desires for englis. I am playing what I am in the film. He is a person who has been brought up in the culture of Ganga River.
Ok lastly, the country might just face another election, are you prepared for your second inning?
Prior to this, I have not commented on this issue and today too I will do the same. And I am saying so because I have always taken a step further only after asking my seniors. There is no fun in thinking while you have already taken a step, on the contrary when a person takes a step after thinking then he has blessing of his seniors. Last time I had done the same though many people tried to corner me later but because of seniors blessing every time I came out victorious. I am the first person from my family who has seen such things up close and personal. I am very happy that I would soon be finishing my first term and for my next inning I will talk to my superior, listen to them and will wait for their commands.
Thanks a lot.