– Tilby Thomas, Greeshma Valath
Bollywood is famous around the globe for its catchy dance numbers and high voltage drama.
During the late 80’s and early 90’s, the pendulum swung back and forth between family-centric dramas and romantic comedies.
The 80’s introduced a lot of young talented actors who went on to become huge film stars in the next decade and created their own cult following in the industry. One such star, with a series of great hits and a huge fan following, is Govinda.
Govinda Arun Ahuja better known mononymously as Govinda is one of the biggest superstars to rule the 80’s and 90’s. Govinda’s father was a small time actor Arun Kumar Ahuja and his mother was actress-singer Nirmala Ahuja. He grew up on the suburban side of Mumbai-Virar along with his five siblings.
He made his debut in Bollywood with the 1986 hit “ILZAAM”. Ilzaam went on to become a huge hit and made him a star overnight. He breakdanced and grooved to the songs in the movie ‘Street Dancer’ thus establishing himself as a dancing star.
Govinda’s quirky dance moves and down to earth persona made him a favorite among the common movie-goers. They loved him for his down to earth nature and treated him as one of their own whiles at the same time making him a superstar.
However, Govinda decided to majorly work in comedy films. His amazing acting and impeccable comic skills earned him a loyal fan following thus establishing him as a comic superstar. His comic timing and humour creates a laughter riot and always has the audience in splits.
Govinda has over 165 Bollywood movies to his name. He has several Filmfare Award nominations and has won numerous awards for comedy. Lovingly called “Chi Chi” by friends and family, Govinda is a star of the masses.
The opening episode of DID Super Mom Season 2 received the highest TRP rating of any reality show opening episode. This proves how much his fans love and miss him and waiting for any chance to see their hero on screen.
Govinda next venture is the action comedy “Aa Gaya Hero” where he will be playing a cop. The film features former Mrs. World Richa Sharma in the leading role alongside Govinda. Ashutosh Rana, Murali Sharma, Makarand Deshpande and Harish Kumar will be seen in supporting roles. The film is slated to release on 3rd March. Govinda plays an idealistic cop in the movie.
Govinda has established a huge fan following with his great dance moves and hilarious comic timing.
He will be joining Algeria 2k17 on February 10th to promote his film ‘AA GAYA HERO’ with all the “Govinda fans” in Pillai’s going gaga over his presence. It is going to be a sure shot blast to watch him cheer and shake a leg to some of his amazing hits while he promotes his upcoming film to his fans. Brace yourselves Alegrians!