It was always supposed to be Sunny: Anil Sharma on Govinda being a part of Gadar 2

Gadar 2 has been smashing the digits at the box office ever since it’s release. At the moment, the film has broken the Pathaan record, becoming the highest record earner of all times with Rs 524 crores + biz. Helmed by Sunny Deol, the film is a sequel to the 2001 blockbuster Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.

There have been rumors  that Govinda was initially considered for the first part, but Director Anil Sharma clarified that Hero No 1 misunderstood a conversation they had many years ago, leading him to believe he was offered the first Gadar film. The director also clarified that Sunny had already been ‘signed and sealed ’ for the role even before his discussion with Govinda took place. 

In a recent interview, Anil clarified, “How could it have been Govinda in that role? It was always supposed to be Sunny. Bechare, unko nahi yaad raha hoga. I was working with him on something, and I told him I had a story for Sunny Deol. He asked me what it was, and I told him. He said it’s good that I went to Sunny because he could never have done the movie.”

The director further added, “He must’ve thought that since I was telling him the story, I wanted him to do the role. He forgot that I’d already signed Sunny, the deal was done even before we met. It’s like how I met Salman Khan before Gadar 2, and he asked me what I was doing. I told him the story of Gadar 2, and he said that the movie would be a blockbuster. Maybe Govinda forgot. Bade aadmi they, itni filmein karte they uss waqt, yeh choti si baat thi, dimaag se nikal gayi.”


Source: Bollywood Thikana