Bollywood actor Govinda has alleged conspiracy against him by the film industry after the Censor Board approved the release of Thugs of Hindostan, starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
His comments also implied that the Censor Board’s decision to order 20 cuts in Rangeela Raja was a part to deny it the release with Thugs Of Hindostan. News agency IANS Govinda as saying, “It has been happening for last nine years where a group of people in the film industry is conspiring against me and not letting my films to release on any good platforms.”
“I stayed silent up till then, but how could they just stop film of a producer like Pahlaj Nihalani ji. He is one of the respected film producers of the industry who has introduced several film stars in Bollywood. Our film industry was never like this, and it seems we are living in a different world,” he was further quoted by IANS.
Rangeela Raja is produced by Pahlaj Nihalani, who had headed the Censor Board until he was repaced by Prasoon Joshi in August last year after he found himself embroiled in a series of controversies. Incidentally, Nihalani had launched Govinda as an actor in Bollywood in Ilzaam in 1986.
Nihalani has moved the High Court against the Censor Board’s decision advising him to remove at ;least 20 scenes from Rangeela Raja, starring Govinda. The film is believed to be based on the life of liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
Gvinda said that Nollywood was ‘never like that’ adding that ‘it seems we are living in a different world.’