Govinda claims he suggested title of Avatar to James Cameron and refused a role in the film; Twitter erupts with memes
Veteran Bollywood actor Govinda recently revealed that he was offered the lead role in James Cameron's tentpole Avatar, but turned down the part as he had to shoot with body-paint for a span of 410 days. He also claimed to have suggested Cameron the title of the film. Interestingly, the film recently lost its title as the highest-grossing film of all time to Marvel's Avengers: Endgame.
"I gave the title of the film (Avatar). It turned out to be a super hit film. I had informed him that the film would do really well. I told him (Cameron) that I felt it would take seven years for him to complete the film. That infuriated him. He asked, ‘How can you be so sure that I won’t be able to make Avatar for seven years?’ I told him that what he was imagining was something almost impossible. And as predicted by me, the film released 8 or 9 years later and was a super-hit," Govinda was quoted as saying in the TV show, Aap Ki Adalat.
Govinda's revelation has generated a whirlwind of reactions on Twitter, with netizens tweeting out hilarious memes of Govinda's photoshopped face in the Avatar poster.
Here are some of the best reactions to Govinda's statements
Govinda saying that he was offered Avatar is like saying Salman Khan was offered the Nobel Prize for Physics.#Govinda
— Naman Vijaywargi (@VijaywargiNaman) July 29, 2019
If Govinda was offered the lead role of Avatar my dad was offered the lead role of Sholay and declined it as he did not want to work with @aapkadharam . #Govinda #jhootmatbolo pic.twitter.com/M3wDzWHOes — Anirban (@AskAnirkira) July 29, 2019
#Govinda was offered the role of Iron man but he rejected as he doesn't fit in an iron suit.
— Tamal (@firangibong) July 29, 2019
— George Koruth (@fotobaba) July 30, 2019
Govinda also claimed that he refused roles in a number of other successful Bollywood blockbusters, including Chandni, Taal, and Devdas.
Updated Date: Jul 30, 2019 13:05:19 IST