Govinda made headlines recently when he revealed that he was offered James Cameron's blockbuster film Avatar andÂ heÂ suggested the title of the film to Cameron.Â This piece of news was responded with disbelief and several memes on the internet.
The Coolie No. 1 actor, who is not active on social media, slammed the trolls for refusing to believe his claims. In an interview to Bombay Times, Govinda said that he stands by his statement on Avatar. Talking about it, he told the daily, "I am not active on social media, but my daughter Tina keeps me in the loop. I am fine with people wondering how someone like Govinda could refuse a James Cameron film. I can understand where they are coming from. I respect that thought. They are entitled to have that opinion, but to say how come Govinda got that offer in the first place, is wrong. It's not like meri aukad nahi hai. It's prejudiced behaviour."
"Chai wala aagey kaise badh sakta hain? TV actors films mein kaise aa sakte hain? This is that same elitist, superiority complex. Yeh galat hai. Aapko vishwas nahi karna hai toh mat kijiye, but don't say things like this," added Govinda.
In a recent episode of Aap Ki Adalat, Govinda told Rajat Sharma that he didn't want to assign over 400 days to a project and also because he was averse to the use of body paint. "I gave the title of the film (Avatar). It turned out to be a super hit film. I told him (James Cameron) that the film will do really well. I told him that I feel it will take seven years for him to complete the film. He got angry. When I said so, he asked, 'How can you be so sure that I won't be able to make Avatar for seven years?' I told him that what he was imagining was something almost impossible."
On the professional front, Govinda was last seen in Rangeela Raja. His upcoming films are Bhagwan Ke Liye Mujhe Chhod Do, Pinky Darling and National Hero.