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Govinda speaks on not being a part of Jagga Jasoos. Did he just take a dig at Anurag Basu?

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 08 Jul 2017, 17:26:21 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos made huge headlines when a picture of the duo with veteran actor Govinda started doing the rounds. At once, it was speculated that the Hero No 1 actor would be seen in the film. However, recently filmmaker Anurag Basu confirmed that Govinda would not be a part of the film anymore. The Hero No 1 actor who shot a cameo for the film in South Africa, is upset after it emerged that his part has not been retained in the film's final edit.

He seems to be unhappy with the makers' decision as he had shot for the film despite not being well. Govinda took to Twitter on Friday to express disappointment and shared that he didn't charge any amount for appearing in the Anurag Basu directorial, which after going through various hurdles, is finally slated for a release on July 14.

"I gave full respect to Kapoor family. I did the film because he (Ranbir) is my senior's son. I was told I will get the script. I was told they will narrate the film in South Africa and I didn't even charge my signing amount (and) made no contracts," Govinda tweeted.

"I was unwell and on drips, but still I travelled to South Africa and did my shoot. There were various negative stories and negative articles only for Govinda and that's how the film was remembered for three years.

"I did my job as an actor and if the director is not happy it's completely his call," he added.

Recently, Anurag Basu said that even though Govinda filmed his scenes in Jagga Jasoos, it is the movie's loss that the actor's part was edited due to the changes made in the storyline. "I've shot a couple of days with him in the first schedule. Then there were changes in the story and other things. But Govinda isn't in the film, his part isn't there," Basu told reporters here last evening. 

A few still images from the shoot, which have been circulating over various social media platforms, show Govinda along with Katrina and Ranbir on the set. Ranbir has also co-produced the movie along with Basu.

Ranbir and Katrina are coming together for the first time after their breakup and are currently on a promotional spree for the film. The movie is slated to release on July 14.

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