Govinda may have forgiven his nephew, stand-up comic Krushna Abhishek for taking digs at him on his comedy show, but he definitely doesn't seem to have gotten over Salman Khan's alleged broken promise to him. It is said that things soured between the 'Partner' (2007) co-stars, who had been buddies for long, after Salman didn't launch Govinda's daughter, Tina Ahuja, as apparently committed.
Govinda with daughter Tina Ahuja
At a recent event, Chi Chi spoke his heart out when asked if Salman was his partner. He seemed hesitant, but reportedly said, "When I quit politics, he had supported me and for that, I thank him. But in any case, one should not expect so much from another person that it burdens them professionally."
Salman Khan. Pic/Prabhanjan Dhanu
In the past, Salman had tried to extend an olive branch to Govinda by posting a message on Twitter stating that he is trying to convince him to do the Hindi remake of Mahesh Manjrekar's Marathi film, 'Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho'. The superstar was supposed to produce the film with Govinda in the lead role.
A source present at the event says, "He hinted that Salman has not actually helped him get any projects, including the Marathi film's Hindi version, and clarified that all such speculations aren't true".
When quizzed about working together in Partner sequel, he dismissed those too.
Govinda remained unavailable for comment.