Almost all actors have given in to the tempatation of changing the spellings of their names for a bit of luck.
Filmmakers are known for making trips to religious places like Shirdi and Vaishodevi on the eve of their films to ensure a good run at the box-office but Govinda is taking his obsession for attracting good luck to a new level.
Recently the superstitious actor called up his numerologist to check if the number on his jail clothes (he is playing a prisoner) was lucky. Ironically this happened on the sets of his film Lucky 2.
According to a source from the unit, “Govinda is very superstitious about the clothes and colours he wears; also the accessories he puts on, not only in his personal effects but also his work clothes.”
“During the shoot of Lucky 2, Chi Chi and Tusshar Kapoor were to play prisoners. Their jail clothes had to carry a code number. Apparently the actor-turned-MP had a problem with the number on his shirt as he felt that numrelogically it wasn’t right for him,” continues the source.
The actor halted the shoot and called up his numerologist and had a deep discussion over the phone. An hour later, Govinda came up with his lucky number given to him by the numerologist.
The source adds, “The entire shoot was delayed by almost two hours as the numerologist had to be called to change the number on his shirt. This is not the first time that Govinda has caused a delay in the shooting due to his superstitions. One time, he held up shooting because he didn’t want to wear a particular colour on a particular day.”
Not surprinsingly Govinda denies the accusation, “A prisoner is a prisoner even if you change the number. It was not that I was really behind bars that I had to call a numerologist. It was just a movie scene, and I didn’t change any number.”
Lucky 2 is directed by Neeeraj Vora and stars Govinda, Amisha Patel, Tusshar Kapoor, Tanushree Dutta and Upen Patel.