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Govinda Confirms PATCH UP With David Dhawan Years After Fall Out: 'We Only Spoke About...'

Curated By: Dishya Sharma


Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 09:18 IST

Mumbai, India

Govinda and David Dhawan had a fall out many years ago.

Govinda and David Dhawan had a fall out many years ago.

Govinda opened up about his patch up with David Dhawan. The duo collaborated on over 18 movies and delivered several blockbusters before their fall out.

Bollywood’s OG ‘No. 1’ jodi Govinda and David Dhawan have patched up. The actor and director, who have delivered several blockbuster films such as Hero No. 1, Coolie No. 1, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Haseena Maan Jaayegi and Deewana Mastana, reunited at producer Ramesh Turani’s Diwali bash recently and hinted that they have reconciled. Govinda had shared a photo with the filmmaker to hint that they have moved on. The actor has now confirmed that the duo has patched up and the Diwali party was the second time they were meeting since resolving their issues.

Govinda and David Dhawan Patch Up:

“I am glad people still feel that we should work together. Yeh unka pyaar hai. Our patch-up had already happened. This was our second meeting. It was a Diwali bash where we ate good food and had a great time. We don’t believe in raking up the past. Why mull over it? That’s not necessary. Let bygones be bygones. Filmy talk wasn’t a priority, but when that happened, we only spoke about the happy memories and those were plenty,” Govinda told Bombay Times.

In the days leading up to Diwali earlier this month, Govinda had shared a photo with David and said, “80s aur 90s mein meri do biwiyaan thi. Ek Sunita aur ek David! ❤️.” Varun Dhawan had commented with a heart emoji.

Why Does Govinda Not Attend Bollywood Parties?

Explaining his absence from Bollywood parties, Govinda said, “I stepped out for an industry party after 19-20 years because it was an industry party and not a group party. Ramesh Taurani is a good person. Over the years, Bollywood parties have become these group parties, and if you don’t belong to a certain group (camp), you aren’t invited. If you are not seen at these parties, it is assumed that you aren’t social, which is wrong. I am not anti-social at all, and I don’t believe in groups. Back then, people used to say Govinda, Shakti Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and David Dhawan are a group. I didn’t agree with that either. We are all artistes who worked together.”

Why Did Govinda and David Dhawan Have a Fall Out?

In 2019, Govinda had opened up about the reason he and David had a fall out. Appearing on Aap Ki Adalat, Govinda said, “After I left politics, I told my secretary to keep the phone speaker on, so that I could listen what he (David Dhawan) was saying. I heard David saying, Chi-Chi (Govinda’s nickname) is questioning a lot. He was telling my secretary, I do not want to work with Govinda anymore. Tell him to do some small bit roles.”

“This shocked me and I decided never to work with him. After 4-5 months, I again rang him up just to find out if he would give me a guest appearance in his film. He then never rang me back. I am revealing this in public after so many years. I think he is under somebody’s influence. I do not think he is that same David Dhawan whom I used to know,” he added.

first published:November 20, 2023, 09:18 IST
last updated:November 20, 2023, 09:18 IST