Bollywood is loaded up with movies that Govinda famously refused yet it has now emerged that joining the positions of movies, such as, Chandni, Taal and Devdas, and likewise James Cameron's Avatar. The movie, which was the world's biggest hit in the box office till Avengers: Endgame supplanted it, was evidently offered to Govinda by James Cameron.
In an episode of Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adalat, Govinda uncovered that not only the role was offered to him in Avatar, he likewise recommended its title to the director of the film. "I gave the title of the film (Avatar). It ended up being a super hit film. I had informed him (James Cameron) that the film will do truly well. I told to him that I feel it will take seven years for him to finish the film. He blew up. When I said so, he asked, How you can be so sure that I won't be able to make Avatar for seven years?' I told him that what he was envisioning was something practically unimaginable. That he has named his film Avatar, yet he is showing aliens."
It gives the idea that Cameron had offered Govinda the role in the end played by Sam Worthington. Revealing his purposes behind saying no, Govinda stated, "He wants me to shoot for 410 days. For someone like me, to get painted all over the body was something I couldn't do. In this way, I was sorry. But, as I said, the film proceeded to turn into a super hit."
Coincidentally, Govinda was a piece of a Hindi film Avatar in 2012, three years after the release of the Hollywood blockbuster. The Bollywood film never released.
The entertainer likewise said he rejected the films like Gadar, Chandni, Taal, and Devdas. "When I heard the story of Gadar, it had a lot of swear words. I said I have never disturbed an individual, in actuality, how might I give so many gaalis," Govinda said including his mom would not have approved him for using such a swear words.
With this, he went on saying that he also refused Chandni as he was offered the role of the handicapped person. The role was eventually played by Rishi Kapoor and the film went on to become a super hit in the box office. Govinda likewise rejected the role of the film Devdas played by Jackie Shroff as he would not like to play a character role.
Cameron is presently busy with the sequel of Avatar that will be discharged in 2021. Govinda last appeared in Pahlaj Nihalani's Rangeela Raja that bombed in the cinematic world.