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Bollywood actor Govinda, who appears as a special guest on the singing reality show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa', has revealed that he wrote a few lines for some of the popular songs associated with his characters, such as 'Main To Raste Se Jaa Raha Tha' from 'Coolie No. 1'. He says: "Not a lot of people know this, but the line 'Main toh raste se ja raha tha, bhel puri kha raha tha' was drafted by me. And that's not it. I have actually written lyrics for a lot of songs, but I have never taken credit for writing them."
He adds that he never took any credit for any song, for all the words were not written by him. And then he mentions another reason that shows him to be a thorough professional. "I never wanted to take credit also because it was someone else's money, and I would never take any money for work that was assigned to someone else. I was just professionally contributing to my films," Govinda says. The upcoming episode will be a Govinda special where contestants will sing some of his popular numbers and he will be seen sharing interesting anecdotes. 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' will air on Saturday and Sunday on Zee TV. (IANS/ MBI).
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Actor Govinda sees dancing more like talking, sans words.
“I believe that dance is more like talking without having to actually speak or use words. This style of talking without speaking in dance, I learnt from Kamal masterji,” he said, recalling the Bollywood choreographer, who worked in the Hindi film industry from the sixties to the nineties.
The actor also praised new-age choreographer Ganesh Acharya, who was Kamal’s assistant.
“He was Kamal’s assistant when I was doing a movie with him. Students answering back was never a culture in my time, and Ganesh was one such student, no matter how much scolding and criticism he got from Kamalji, he would cry but not say a word back to his teacher,” recalled Govinda, during his recent visit to the set of Zee TV’s singing reality show, “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs”.
On the show two contestants gave a duet performance to his hit song “Kisi disco mein jaye”, from the 1998 superhit, “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan”. Ganesh Acharya was one of the choreographers of the film.
“Right from the beginning, one could see that Ganesh had an extraordinary talent with dance. I used to tell this to Ganesh too and was very sure that his art would make him very successful one day,” said Govinda. (IANS)
Govinda, who has worked with Ranveer Singh in ‘Kill Dill’, has said the latter is a really good actor.
Govinda said this on Friday while interacting with the media on his 56th birthday celebration party here.
In his interviews, Ranveer has often said he is the biggest fan of Govinda, and was inspired by him to act in movies.
At Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas wedding reception on Thursday, Govinda had a fun time with Ranveer Singh, and the latter posted a ‘happy photo’ along with Govinda on social media.
Talking about his bond with Ranveer, Govinda said: “He is a really good actor and I feel he works really hard. May God bless him.”
Thanking his fans on his birthday, Govinda said: “I am thankful to my audience, parents and the media who have supported me over the years. I hope that they will keep loving and supporting me in this journey.”
Govinda has delivered several box-office hits like ‘Raja Babu’, ‘Deewana Mastana’, ‘Partner’, ‘Hero No. 1’, ‘Jodi No. 1’, and ‘Dulhe Raja’ in his career.
Talking about his journey in films, Govinda said: “I don’t think much about how my past films have performed at the box-office. I just want to keep working in this industry. Now, my film ‘Rangeela Raja’ is releasing on January 11.”
‘Rangeela Raja’, a comedy film, is written and produced by Pahlaj Nihalani, and directed by Sikander Bharti.
The film stars Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Prem Chopra and Mishika Chourasia and Anupama Agnihotri in the lead roles. (IANS)
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