Together, Govinda and Raveena Tandon starred in several films, and they had great chemistry and comic timing.
In the 1990s, Govinda and Raveena Tandon were one of the most popular on-screen couples and produced some amazing films. In a recent interview, the actress explained how Govinda would frequently come on the sets several hours late; however, this never presented a problem for her, who would always arrive on time because she would use that time to rest up for her shot.
The performers have shared the screen in numerous films, and thanks to their flawless chemistry and comedic timing, flicks like Aunty No. 1 and Dulhe Raja, among others, were made. People who worked with him occasionally complained about his lack of professionalism and his tendency to arrive late for shoots.
Raveena Tandon recalled that Govinda used to come to sets 5-6 hours late and said, “I have been known to be a producer’s actor, a director’s actor, I feel a director is a boss, and I feel if a producer has taken my dates, it is my job to be there on time. I would reach the set at 9, knowing that he (Govinda) would come at 2.30-3. I would get ready, do my make-up, get into my costume, and used to go to sleep, read a book or catch up on my lost sleep because in those days, we used to do three-four shifts in one go.”
“So one really can’t blame him or them. They were all feeding off each other to a certain extent. So, I would never blame him. I would take my beauty sleep during that time, and then they’d wake me up half an hour before he reached the set. I would get up, do my touch up and be completely fresh. I enjoyed that.”
She added that the Rajaji actor was quick to prepare for a scene and that the producers were used to his working manner because his films were performing well at the box office. As a result, nobody had an issue.