BOLLYWOOD: Govinda’s explosive claims about suggesting the title Avatar to Hollywood director James Cameron for his 2009 film and what spoiled his relationship with filmmaker David Dhawan on Aap Ki Adalat.
The 55-year-old actor, speaking to host Rajat Sharma, claimed that he was offered a role in James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar, which he apparently refused as he couldn’t set aside 410 days for the shooting and also because he was not okay with the use of body paint.
In addition, Govinda claimed that he suggested the title Avatar to the filmmaker and told him that the film would become a huge hit.
“I gave the title of the film (Avatar). It turned out to be a super hit film. I told him (James Cameron) that the film will do really well. I told him that I feel it will take seven years for him to complete the film. He got angry. When I said so, 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,” Govinda said on the show.