When director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK decided to experiment with the genre of romantic comedy, Govinda was their first choice but they were not sure the '90s actor would agree to play a reel superstar in the Saif Ali Khan starrer 'Happy Ending'.
Govinda. Pic/Santa Banta
The trailer of the film, which is Raj and DK's take on romantic comedies, has Govinda saying some of the funniest dialogues and Raj says the actor loved the situational humour in the movie.
"He was the first choice for this role. I had 20 per cent hope that he will do the film because we did not know him and our style of films is completely different from his films. I thought he would reject the role. But he saw the humour 10 minutes into the narration. He said 'This is so funny! I have not done anything like this ever before' and he was onboard," Raj told PTI.
The director said it was a joy to work with Govinda. "It took a day to get going but from second day onwards, he started enjoying it. He liked the way film is structured a a lot. There is a lot of satire in the movie. It is a kind of observational comedy about how things are. How a star would tell the writer to copy two Hollywood films for a Hindi
Produced by Saif and Dinesh Vijan, the film also stars Ileana D'cruz, Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey. The film releases on November 21.