Deepika Padukone is the fittest
star - Govinda
Q. You have been for a
long time now in Bollywood. Which were your best days of your professional
A. Starting from Shola
Aur Shabnam to 1997 released film Bade Miya Chote Miya, was the best period
of my life as during that period I did some good roles and that too with
Q. Now too the innocence
in visible in the roles you play. How do you manage to treasure that innocence?
A. As one takes care
of his/her house so that it looks attractive to him/her as well as others.
Likewise one should also make sure to regularly clean his/her mind thinking
of Saraswati Maata. I also do the same thing.
Q. Now-a-days you are
known to divert your attention more towards spiritualism; any special reason
A. I am moving towards
spiritualism due to my mother. For the start, I was very hot-tempered and
had to indulge in fights. But once I got inspired by my motherís teachings
and became her student, life changed for me. I learnt a lot of good things
from my mother. At the same time I learnt that those who are hot tempered
get to meet people who are much more hot tempered than him/her.
Q. At the start of your
career you portrayed a lot of serious characters. But since around ten
years you are mostly seen in comedy flicks. Why?
A. Frankly speaking,
I was tired of portraying serious roles. I started working in the industry
when I was 21 years old. Before that, since I was fourteen I have to help
my mother in household works like, sweeping, washing clothes, etc. I have
worked a lot throughout my life. Due to this I started going through a
lot of stress and comedy brought a new freshness in my life.
Q. How do you manage a
brilliant timing in comedy with your co-stars which off course is a very
important aspect in comedy?
A. See, in comedy more
than an actor, a director has to be good in his work. If the director is
good then you can even succeed in doing a comedy act with a lamppost.
Q. Amongst all the comedy
flicks you have worked in until now, who has been your favourite co-star?
A. I have enjoyed working
with all the stars whether he is Kader Khan, Anupam Kher, Satish Kaushik,
Satish Shah, Chunky Pandey, Shakti Kapoor or even Karishma Kapoor. Whoever
works with me always gives their 100 percent. Even my recent pairing with
Salman Khan was appreciated by the viewers.
Q. Which film would you
rate the best amongst the various movies you have done under the direction
of David Dhawan?
A. My favourite films
are Deewana Mastana and Swarg.
Q. Which has been the
toughest character to play in your career?
A. I havenít got any
of such character yet.
Q. When would we see you
acting in a serious cinema?
A. Not until I am satisfied
that the film is going to be a super hit.
Q. There is known to be
two comedy schools in Bollywood now-a-days; one run by Priyadarshan whereas
other by David Dhawan. How would you differentiate between the two?
A. (laughs) See, the
cheque that one gets from both the sides is the same. Their faces too match
with each other. To be frank, when it comes to comedy cinema, South always
has an upper hand. Even the films David has made have been inspired by
South movies. The only difference has been in the way the script has been
Q. Which is your favourite
A. I love watching all
the scenes from Dilip Kumar starrer Kohinoor and Ram Aur Shyam.
Q. Whom would you name
your three all time favourite stars?
A. Dilip Kumar, Amitabh
Bachchan and Dharmendra. Dilip Kumar is such an institute of acting that
anyone who copies him can become a superstar. Dhramendra is my favourite
hero and I have got a lot of respect for Amitabh Bachchan. Even today he
is very active as an actor. It wouldnít be wrong to call him the gem of
Q. Have you ever copied
A. I copy everyone. From
whomsoever I get the right energy, I copy from there.
Q. Today you have got
everything. Any such thing which you still desire for?
A. I havenít got anything
yet. Infact I think that I have just started my career.
Q. Itís been said that
the people who do comedy are very happy in life. What do you have to say
about the same?
A. Itís very true. But
some times you come across some kind of people who joke about your happiness
and then you have to show him some of your punches. Itís good to be nice
and happy but only till someone else doesnít use your nature in a wrong
Q. According to you, who
are the fittest actor and actress in Bollywood?
A. Amitabh Bachchan and
Deepika Padukone are the fittest stars in Bollywood. Even Akshay Kumar
is very fit but Amitabhji being my favourite; I would like to give him