Mumbai: Bollywood actor Govinda, who has not just acted in and produced his upcoming film Aa Gaya Hai Hero, but has also written its story. He says turning writer was a situational decision for him.
Asked about when he discovered his talent as a writer, Govinda said: "Taking up the pen was a situational decision, because I did not like the story that was written by professional writers.
"As a producer, when you invest money on a film, you want the story in a certain way. However, the problem that I faced was series of unnecessary advise, suggestions and answering questions like, 'Why do you want to make the film like this?'."
He added: "I had a bad experience as some professional writers took money to write the film, but later started owning the film... So, I decided to write the story. Of course, it was a time-consuming process."
Starting his career in 1986 with the film Ilzaam, Govinda carved his niche with his skilled dance, acting and comic timing. Even after gaining popularity with films like Awaargi, Shola Aur Shabnam, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Saajan Chale Sasural and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, he had a tough time.
Asking about which phase of struggle was more difficult to deal with, Govinda said: "Coming from a non-film background, I started from zero to become a hero in the Hindi film industry that's so competitive. Then again, I had to struggle to sustain that along with joining politics (he joined the Congress party in 2000, elected to Lok Sabha and continued till 2008 before resigning).