Bollywood actor Govinda has recently admitted he was offered the place of James Cameron’s directorial Avatar.
Bollywood actor Govinda, who known for his groovy dance moves and fun filled comedy said that he was did reject a number of blockbusters films that were offered to him like Taal, Gadar and Devdas, etc. In fact, he said that the list doesn’t end there as Govinda also rejected the offer to star in James Cameron’s Avatar. The actor made all these revelations on Rajat Sharma’s show, Aap Ki Adalat.
Adding to the same, he also said that he suggested the title ‘Avatar’ to Cameron.
“I gave the title of the film. It turned out to be a super hit film. I had informed him 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,” said Govinda.
The actor added about the reason behind him rejecting the film was that the director required him to shoot for around 410 days. He also said that he was against using any sort of body paint.
He further added on this account saying, “He wanted me to shoot for 410 days. For someone like me, to get painted all over the body was something I could not do. So, I apologized. But like I said, the film went onto become a super hit.”
For viewers’ information, Avatar, released in 2009 and was the highest-grossing film ever until Avengers: Endgame claimed the spot in July 2019.