Govinda and Pahlaj Nihalani Uniting for ‘Rangeela Raja’
It will be a treat for cine-goers to see Govinda and Pahlaj Nihalani reuniting after over two decades. Nihalani, who had a controversial tenure as the CFBC chairperson declared that his next film will be a comeback for Govinda. Titled as ‘Rangeela Raja’, the film will be of comedy genre and feature Govinda in a double role. The roles are inspired by liquor baron, Vijay Mallya and yoga guru, Baba Ramdev.
When asked about the film, Nihalani explained, “It is titled “Rangeela Raja” and it’s an out-and-out comedy. But a comedy of a kind never attempted by Govinda before. Unlike the streetwise comic characters, Govinda is famous for, he plays a very sophisticated character in “Rangeela Raja”.”
“It is the story of two brothers who are completely different from each other. One character is inspired by Vijay Mallya; so, you see him as a rich, flamboyant business tycoon. The other brother is a spiritual guru, along the lines of Baba Ramdev. He has a double role. But he slips into four different characters. Audiences who have been waiting for Govinda’s comeback will be very pleased to see what he has done in ‘Rangeela Raja’. It is almost like a rebirth of Govinda and I feel happy to be doing his comeback film.”
It is a co-incident that Phalaj Nihalani launched Govinda 31 years back with ‘Ilzaam’. Later on, they gave many super hit films and now the fans again have high hopes with this producer-actor duo.