Just when you think you've heard the last of Govinda and his crazy antics on the sets of Run Bhola Run, there's always one more lurking around the corner.
Says a source on the sets of RBR, "Chi Chi is a regular latecomer on the sets. He'd often blame one ailment or the other sometimes indigestion and sometimes an imbalance of some chemical in his body (like dopamine) for his tardiness. One day, he reported to the sets at 3 pm for an 11 am shoot. He headed to his vanity van and saw director Neeraj Vora standing there. What the actor did next had the whole unit in splits."
The source says, "He saw Vora, dropped down on the ground and did a shastanga pranam (lying on the ground flat on your stomach, stretching your arms and hands in front of you and do a namaskar). He kept telling the director how sorry he was for coming in late. He does the same thing every time he's late. The whole gesture is so theatrical it's like he's like the male version of Rakhi Sawant. In fact, though Govinda's eccentricities have disturbed Neeraj throughout, he is keeping a stoic silence because he wants to complete the shooting and post-production work."
Neeraj refutes the story. He says, "I am surprised to hear of such false stories about Chi Chi bhaiyya's lateness.
I have become a fan of Govinda after working with him. In fact, the producers of Run Bhola Run, Govinda and I are planning to do a new film together. My father, Pandit Vinayak Vora, was a classical taar-shehnai exponent and his mother Nirmaladevi, a classical singer, have done many concerts together. Chi Chi is like family and is a wonderful performer."
Govinda wants to know who's given me the story. When I refuse to reveal my source, he says, "I don't want to give a reply to any fake story. I consider my enemies to be planting stories about me and it's very upsetting for me to keep denying false stories."