- 'I had no clue what they were up to,' said Govinda
- 'They were busy with their own things,' he also said
- 'I wasn't even informed about it,' he added
He was thanking Rishi Kapoor for telling mid-day on Monday, "You even threw Govinda out of the film. If you don't want Govinda to work in your film, why did you ask him in the first place?"
Govinda had already finished shooting his scenes for Jagga Jasooswhen it was revealed that they would be edited out. The actor's allegedly unprofessional behaviour was cited. Days before the film released, Govinda posted a series of tweets to say he only signed Jagga Jasoos out of respect for Rishi Kapoor as a senior star. "Mera naam kharab hoga (my reputation will be ruined)," Mr Kapoor told mid-day.
In his interview to Bombay Times, Govinda denounced the "unprofessional" behaviour on the part of the film's team, saying, "I had no clue what they were up to. They were busy with their own things and I wasn't even informed about it." Govinda also repeated what he had revealed in his tweets - that he flew to South Africa to shoot his scenes despite being unwell and that he did not assign a signing amount.
Govinda was last seen in this year's Aa Gaya Hero , which turned out to be a box office dud. Jagga Jasoos has also failed to set the box office on fire and is struggling at the Rs 50 crore mark.