We didn’t quite believe it when we heard it either, but it’s true: Govinda is all set to judge a reality television show called Indian Model Hunt. I’m still really confused about the fit here since Govinda is not particularly fashionable (though to be fair, his coloured pants definitely stood out back in the day), nor would you really associate him with the word “model” in any way. But like the actor himself said, no one expected him to be an actor, a star, or a member of parliament, yet he went on to be all three… so er, I guess it was only a matter of time before he tackled the fashion field as well? But please, no more shiny disco balls, Chi Chi!
That aside, though, I’m looking forward to seeing Govinda back on-screen. No one else has comic timing quite like he does, and it’ll be great to see how he gets back into the groove, especially considering his last television outing was back in 2001 with Jeeto Chappar Phad Ke.
There’s also news doing the rounds that he’s making a comeback with Aditya Chopra, which would be pretty major. And of course there are the rumours of his film with Mahesh Manjrekar, which is to be produced by Salman Khan. There’s no confirmation yet on any of these projects, but here’s hoping we get to see more of Govinda soon – without such heavily caked-on makeup, though!
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