Actor Govinda has found a friend in Rishi Kapoor. Glad that the veteran actor took his side and slammed director Anurag Basu for deleting Govinda’s scenes from Jagga Jasoos, Govinda, in an interview with Bombay Times, thanked Rishi Kapoor. “I want to say, ‘Thank you Rishi sir. At last, you showed concern. Good blood never speaks wrong’. I didn’t react much because I have huge respect for the Kapoor family. Also, I truly feel that it’s the director’s (Anurag) call to do what he wants to do with his film, but a little professionalism is expected,” he said.
The actor added that he had been unwell, but yet travelled to South Africa for the shoot, and did not charge a fee for it. “After doing all that, what I got in return has made me realise that I need to be more frank from now on. I shouldn’t be sensitive or emotional when it comes to work. I should change myself as this is how the world functions. My bungalow is close to (Manmohan) Shetty saab’s in Juhu. So many filmy parties happen there, but no celeb even bothers to say hello to me. I am content with the fact that the public still likes me and mobs me wherever I go. That is what I have earned over the years,” he said.
A few days ago, Rishi Kapoor had openly blamed director Anurag Basu for Jagga Jasoos‘ poor show at the box office, and called him an irresponsible director. “I totally agree with Ekta Kapoor when she threw him out of her film. He had problems with Rakesh Roshan while working on Kites. He’s such an irresponsible director that he doesn’t complete the film. It was supposed to release three times in the past two years…” he told Mid-Day.