Govinda's heyday of playing the lead role was over almost a decade back. Although he tried to revive his career graph with films such as Bhagam Bhag, Partner and Do not disturb, yet the audience could not identify with an overweight funny lead man.
Now, as gracefully as he can, he is trying to slip into the role of an character artist with his latest venture of playing Ranbir Kapoor's father on screen.
If we believe the talks, which is making rounds in Bollywood, Govinda and Anurag Basu had a long meeting for later's upcoming project titled, 'Jagga Jasoos'. Basu explained the role to Govinda at length and the actor loved the script, said an undisclosed source. Govinda will not be playing a serious character and would do what he does best- tickle our funny bones.
The film is a debut for the production house 'Shuru Production,' which was established by both Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor. It is a known fact that Ranbir Kapoor and Basu became good friends after their association in Barfi and now they are making their dream project. This project is also said to be co-produced by Disney.
Apart from Govinda, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif is said to be playing the lead role in Jagga Jasoos. Govinda, who is fondly called Chi Chi in the film industry looks all set to start next phase in his reel life as he was also approached by Shaad Ali to play a villain's role in his upcoming film.