Govinda’s timing problems were discussed by stunt director and producer Ravi Dewan in a recent interview.
Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, and Govinda, the three biggest superstars, all appeared in the 1991 movie Hum. However, owing of Govinda’s erratic behaviour and timing problems, three of them had a sequence to shoot in one of the scenes that was ultimately removed from the scene. Ravi Dewan, a well-known stuntman and producer who also contributed to the movie Hum, recently opened up in an interview about Govinda’s tardiness and expressed his disgust.
For the uninitiated, Ravi is well-known for his roles in well-known films like Parindey (1989), Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), and Jodha Akbar (2008). He commended Amitabh and Rajinikanth for being on time, but he expressed his absolute disdain over Govinda’s tardiness.
Ravi Dewan said, “We used to schedule the shoot whenever all three actors were available. There was a situation when we had to shoot a scene in Ooty with all three actors together. Amitabh ji and Rajinikanth ji were the kind of actors who would arrive on set half hour before their call time, while Govinda would join us after lunch. I have done films which were bankrolled by him but he won’t come on time even for his home productions. He had the issue of timing but we had to manage.”
When Ravi Dewan was asked whether Amitabh Bachchan or Rajinikanth ever reacted to Govinda’s timing issues, he said, “No, never. There was an early morning shot in Hum, featuring all three actors. Amit ji and Rajinikanth ji would be prepared and present on set at the appointed time. However, we waited for Govinda to join us at sunrise for four to five days, but he didn’t turn up on time. I don’t know the reason behind him being late but he was never on time. In the end, we had to drop that scene from the film.”