I died when I had to dance with Govinda: Upen PatelApr 25, 2008 Subhash K Jha
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) With two left feet, it wasn't easy for Upen Patel to match steps with the inimitable Govinda, but he thanks his co-star who ensured that he was completely comfortable.
"I was nervous because I've been shooting a music video with the one and only Govinda. Can you imagine me, just a four-film-old newcomer with two left feet, doing a jig with the awesome Govinda?"
Both were shooting for the promotional music video of "Money Hai Toh Honey Hai".
"He guided me through my steps, made sure our styles matched. He is so spontaneous and free-styled, while my steps are far more controlled. But you've to see us together for this number. Not for a second does Govinda let me slip up," Upen told IANS.
So who says senior can't take to their juniors kindly?
"Govinda just adopted me on the sets of 'Money Hai Toh Honey Hai'. The song is a very racy - with 'Race' kind of dance track by a new duo named Nitish-Soni.
"I died when I realised I had to dance with Govinda for this song. On top of it, the film's director Ganesh Acharya was the choreographer. Both have done a million films together."
Upen is truly appreciative of Govinda, especially at a time when stories about the senior star's eccentricities are being circulated.
"I find Govinda so normal, down to earth and nurturing. I've had some bad experiences with established actors. But one Govinda makes you forget a thousand you-know-whos," Upen laughed without giving anything way.
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