Govinda thinks that young actors don’t respect him like they respect Salman Khan. We don’t think that’s the case at all. Govinda is not thinking right. See, there are two things that can happen if young actors say that Salman Khan is their inspiration. One is the backlash they are likely going to receive from Salman’s fans and the other is the most obvious one: Salman is not the best role model out there. As far as claiming they are inspired by Govinda, it could be true because no leading actor has had comic timing the way Govinda had in the past. No one could dance the way he did too. These actors also know that Govinda seems more approachable than Salman Khan. But now, we doubt any young generation of actors will dare to take Govinda’s name after reading what he has to say about them doing that. We hope Govinda gets off the bitter train that he’s on soon, as it’s doing more damage to him than anything else, even the bad movie he has coming up.
Govinda complains about young actors
Govinda on Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan idolising him
Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan both have a body like Salman Khan. But they can’t say it. If they call themselves as Salman Khan, then they won’t get films. They can’t afford to be against Khan. This is how the filmy world works.
Govinda on Varun on being like him
How can he (Varun) be like me? To become Govinda, he needs to be innocent, uneducated and a poor village boy. Varun is already a son of a director. In the last six years, he hasn’t done more than two films with his father, whereas I did 17 films with his father (David Dhawan).