Will the real Raja Babu please stand up?


Govinda with his family at an award function
Today after losing 28 kgs today, he is fit and ready to take on the newcomers who’re probably half his age and have more credibility. But his downfall had corroded his mind at a time. Distinct signs of this were evident when this reporter met him just at the point in his life when he was preparing for his return to acting. He appeared weary, politically correct and grumpy. Any reference to his personal life and he would snap like it were taboo. He explained that he was trying very hard to get back in shape. One of the things he did for getting there was to have just one meal at the end of each day. While you don’t need an expert to point out the adverse affects of such a diet, he was firm about his diet plan. He added that he has even learnt a lot about Ayurveda and was preparing his own medicines at home. Even his meals were Ayurvedic and he would dish it out himself, since he only trusted his own judgment. And then he complains that the media is out to malign him!

Govinda with his friends from the film industry
But given his celebrity status coupled with his candid outlook to life, it’s only natural that his misdemeanors would make for juicy tabloid literature. So let’s ignore his past and celebrate the Raja Babu who we have grown to love over the years. Here are five songs that let us revisit the actor’s prime and allow us to reminisce the fun and flirty characters he played on the big screen:

Arey Ek Hai Anaar Yahan- Dulaara



Ek Chumma Tu Mujhko- Chhote Sarkar



Jaane Jaana- Achanak



Dil Leke Gaya Chor - Achanak



Ek Soni Kudi- Achanak



Want more of Govinda? Check out our mini version of his superhit comedy, ‘Hadh Kardi Aapne’




Pagination

(3 Pages) | Read all

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Latest News

  • Salma Hayek pays tribute to Lebanese roots with film of 'The Prophet'
    Salma Hayek pays tribute to Lebanese roots with film of 'The Prophet'

    By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT (Reuters) - Mexican actress Salma Hayek says her new film "The Prophet" was a labour of love that helped her explore her relationship with her late Lebanese grandfather, who adored the book that inspired it. The animated film, which draws on the 1923 book by Lebanese-born writer Kahlil Gibran, tells the story of Almitra, a headstrong girl who forms a friendship with imprisoned poet Mustafa. …

  • Two Elvis jets to grace Presley's Memphis home permanently
    Two Elvis jets to grace Presley's Memphis home permanently

    Two jets that once belonged to Elvis Presley, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, will have a permanent home at the singer's Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, Graceland said. The continued presence of the airplanes, a tour staple since 1984, had been in doubt since a partnership that owned them said last July their agreement with Elvis Presley Enterprises was expiring this month and they could be removed. Graceland said in a statement on Sunday it was "pleased an agreement has been …

  • Chris Evans is big fan of romance

    Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actor Chris Evans, who would be seen Justin Reardon's upcoming romantic comedy "Playing It Cool" with Michelle Monaghan, says that he is a big fan of romance. "I've always been a big fan of romance and I think this story kind of captures the idea of meeting somebody in an unexpected night, unfolding in a really pure manner. We have two characters that are damaged and each one of them was in need of an understanding of what love actually meant," Evans said in a …

  • Architect Gehry to design opera set for Berlin's Staatsoper
    Architect Gehry to design opera set for Berlin's Staatsoper

    The American architect Frank Gehry will be the stage designer of a new production of the Christoph Gluck opera "Orfeo ed Euridice" for Berlin's Staatsoper, the company announced on Monday in unveiling its 2015-2016 season. Daniel Barenboim, the Staatsoper's music director, and Juergen Flimm, its general manager, also announced a new production of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg" will be the season opener on Oct 3, with Barenboim conducting his 20th Wagner production for the …

  • Designer Westwood carries mutilated "baby" in anti-fracking campaign
    Designer Westwood carries mutilated "baby" in anti-fracking campaign

    British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood took to the streets of London on Monday cradling a "fracked baby of the future" in her latest show of opposition to hydraulic fracturing. The 74-year-old, known for her environmental campaigning as well as her bold designs, held a doll covered in bloodstains and with a missing hand, which campaign group Talk Fracking called a "limbless, radiation-scabbed 'Fracked Baby of the Future'". …

  • Russia's Bolshoi corrects oversight, mounts Mozart "Figaro"
    Russia's Bolshoi corrects oversight, mounts Mozart "Figaro"

    By Olga Petrova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bolshoi theatre has a chequered history with Mozart's ever-popular 1786 opera "Le Nozze di Figaro" (The Marriage of Figaro), having not presented any version of it until 1926. Now the company presents a new staging by director Evgeny Pisarev that is intended to accent the opera's lyricism with a cast of mostly young singers, conducted by British maestro William Lacey. "I am not going to present any radical concepts about how everyone misunderstood …

  • Singer Amy Winehouse's father says new biopic misleading
    Singer Amy Winehouse's father says new biopic misleading

    By Rollo Ross and Marie-Louise Gumuchian LONDON (Reuters) - A new film about the late British singer Amy Winehouse is misleading, her father said on Monday, and the family of the six-time Grammy Award winner was disassociating itself from the production. Mitch Winehouse said he was not happy with the way the makers of "AMY", which will screened at the Cannes Film Festival next month, had portrayed him. The film was directed by Asif Kapadia, who won a BAFTA for his documentary "Senna" on the …

  • Kim Kardashian pledges support for stepfather Bruce Jenner
    Kim Kardashian pledges support for stepfather Bruce Jenner

    Reality television star Kim Kardashian pledged her full support on Monday for her stepfather, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, who said last week that he identifies as a woman. Kardashian, 34, spoke out for the first time about her stepfather in an interview on NBC's "Today" show with Matt Lauer saying what is most important to her and her family is that Jenner is happy. "As long as he happy, and he wants to live his life, however he wants to live it, that just makes me happy, and I …

Loading...