Govinda says he turned down Hollywood film 'Avatar' and suggested its title


Actor Govinda has been away from the limelight since quite sometime but now his recent interview for a TV show seems to be a comeback.

We reported how he opened about his remarriage the other day. Now, yet another clipping of the interview is doing the rounds where he is seen talking about James Cameron’s movie Avatar.

Well, on the show Aap Ki Adalat, hosted by Rajat Sharma, Govinda revealed that he was offered a role in James Cameron’s movie Avatar and that it was him who had suggested the director the title as well. At the show, he said, “It was me who had given the title of the movie. I had told (James Cameron) that your film will run successfully in cinemas. I also added that your film will take at least seven years to complete. That infuriated him (laughs)!”

The actor even explained the reason for backing out. “I told him that the ‘Avatar’ you want in the film is handicapped. Woh ishwar ka ansh hai aur apang hai…maine kaha ki yeh nahi hoga. And you want me to shoot for some 410 days and colour my body during the shoot. So I apologized for declining and left. And as predicted by me, the film released 8 or 9 years later and was a super-hit!”

While we are not sure if it was actually the truth, twitter surely seems to have lost it. The twitter was quick to jump with some hilarious memes and tweets. Check some of them out here: