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Govinda thinks success is in the name

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 13:17 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]A lot is being written and said about Govinda persuading writer-director Neeraj Vora to change the title of his comedy Run Bhola Run to Do Lucky. But no one knows that the alternative title belonged to Govinda.

"That's right," laughs the actor on Tuesday morning, bright and early, as he prepares to leave for his shoot. "Do Lucky was a title registered with my production company Govinda Entertainment. I suggested it to Neeraj in place of Run Bhola Run and he gladly accepted it. See, Run Bhola Run sounded too much like a sequel to Bhagam Bhag. I told Neeraj he might as well call his film Bhagam Bhag 2. Just because you put two 'runs' in the title it doesn't mean the film will run," jokes Govinda.[an error occurred while processing this directive]

In fact, the title for Ravi Chopra's Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai was also suggested by Govinda. "They had some problems with the other title Pappu Paas Ho Gaya. I thought Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai is far more appropriate."

Govinda has also been accused of stalling the shooting while a numerologist was summoned on the sets of Neeraj Vora's film to change the title. "Why would I summon anyone else?' reasons Govinda. "I'm a very good numerologist myself. In fact, many years ago when I started my career I changed my name from Govind to Govinda and it worked."

Topics: neeraj vora, banda yeh bindaas hai, run bhola run, govinda
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