The movie ‘Jagga Jasoos’ has finally hit the silver screen on 14 July and was in production for almost four years, made Rs 45 crore so far. But people are not saying good things about the movie.
According to a Forbes report, the film recorded one of the worst Friday-to-Friday drops of all time, plummeting 85% on its second Friday.
Rishi Kapoor who is known to never mince his words lashed out at the Jagga Jasoos director, calling him irresponsible for kicking out Govinda from the movie after shooting for his part. Kapoor blamed Anurag Basu for disrespecting a legendary actor like Govinda.
“You even threw Govinda out of the film. If you don’t want Govinda to work in your film, why did you ask him in the first place?”
Govinda went to South Africa especially for one scene even when he was unwell. He didn’t even charge a penny for the special appearance. But that scene was deleted from the movie. However, Govinda has finally opened up about the controversy and thanked Rishi Kapoor for taking a stand and defending him.
In his recent interview, Govinda said,
I want to say, ‘Thank you Rishi sir. At last, you showed concern. Good blood never speaks wrong’.
Govinda expressed that he was upset as makers didn’t even bother to inform him about this decision.
I didn’t react much because I have huge respect for the Kapoor family. Also, I truly feel that it’s the director’s (Anurag) call to do what he wants to do with his film, but a little professionalism is expected. I had no clue what they were up to. They were busy with their own things and I wasn’t even informed about it (his ouster from the film).
The actor who was not feeling well at that time and travelled so many miles to work for free ‘Jagga Jasoos’, said,
I was unwell and on drips, but I still travelled to South Africa for the shoot as I didn’t want people to feel that I am unprofessional or making excuses. After doing all that, what I got in return has made me realise that I need to be more frank from now on. I shouldn’t be sensitive or emotional when it comes to work. I should make changes in myself as this is how the world functions. However, the actor is still open to working with Anurag Basu because he believes in professionalism,
If I had said something, it would have been perceived as a complaint. They did what they thought was right and I didn’t want to interfere. I am not here to fight. If Anurag offers me a film again, I might still do it as we all are professionals. But this was petty and I no longer get affected by all this as I have seen this kind of behaviour for a while now.
Talking about the changing industry, Govinda also said,
I don’t want to wallow in self-pity, but when you are going through a rough patch, you tend to get used to this. My bungalow is close to (Manmohan) Shetty saab’s in Juhu. So many filmy parties happen there, but no celeb even bothers to say hello to me. Log mujhe dekh kar avoid karte hain. Har kisi ka time hota hai. I am content with the fact that the public still likes me and mobs me wherever I go. That is what I have earned over the years.
Sharing an old incident, the actor said,
I have utmost respect for the Kapoor family, as I can never forget the love that the legendary Raj Kapoor saab showered upon me when I was just a newcomer. I can never forget the time when he invited me and my mother to one of his parties and touched my mother’s feet when we entered. He treated us with so much love and respect. He was indifferent to my social status. I lived in a Virar chawl and at that time, I was nobody. I don’t look at individuals when I see the Kapoor family. I look at them as one and I look up to Rishi sir and Raj saab. I respect my seniors. These are the qualities that I have imbibed from my mother and I will always stand by them.
When asked if he will give film cameos another chance, he said,
There might not be a second time as I might only do it for the Kapoors or Salman Khan’s family. Not that I don’t think the others are less important, it’s just that these families are special for me and I hold them in high regard.
No good person can bear people who play double actions in every matter. We can understand how much Govinda has hurt due to this incident.
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