Govinda who is known as comedy king in bollywood turns 54 today. The actor who was born on December 21, 1963, has started his career from the film ‘Love 86’.
Govinda is happily married to Sunita. They have two children: daughter Tina Ahuja and son Yashvardhan.
But do you know, before Sunita, Govinda was madly in love with bollywood actress Neelam Kothari? Yes, It was said that, Govinda was very much in love with Neelam and he even can’t bear to see her with other actors.
Govinda & Neelam, was quite popular for their dancing capabilities and also they look fabulous together in movies as a romantic Bollywood pair in mid 80’s. They worked in 14 films together and eight of them were super duper hit. They both complimented each other very well in dance sequences.
After their first super hit film ‘Ilzaam’ the duo offered many films together. Govinda was frequently paired with Neelam Kothari during the 1980s and early 1990s.
This real life super hit pair also wants to be together in real life too. But it couldn’t happen.
In an Interview Govinda himself accept that he wants to marry Neelam. He said “Yes, I wanted to marry her. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I feel love and hatred are two emotions over which a man has no control. If you love somebody and they reciprocate, there’s nothing one can do about it. It is instinctive”.
“My dad was very keen that I marry Neelam. He was very fond of her. And he was very happy. But my mother thought differently. She felt that since I had given my word to Sunita, I must honour it. And I knew that if I didn’t do it, it would hurt her. And for me, no relationship can be more important than my mother. Her happiness will always be my primary concern” Govinda added.
Govinda had to bow to the stubbornness of mother and married with Sunita on 11 March 1987. Their marriage was a secret for four years.