"I really don't know who is making him do it"
The feud between Govinda and his nephew Krushna Abhishek is an ongoing one.
Krushna has been publicly speaking against his famous uncle, however, Govinda believes that someone else is instigating it.
The pair have been engaged in a feud for some time, with both of them refusing to share the stage with each other on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Govinda explained that his nephew is a “good boy” who is being misguided by someone else.
He wondered if he is being “punished for supporting” Krushna in his career, because of the backlash nepotism has received.
Govinda told The Times of India:
“I really don’t know who is making him do it, otherwise, he is a good boy.
“Not only does he make fun but by doing it, he is spoiling my image.
“Whoever is behind it, we are seeing him do it. See, I have been a victim of nepotism and it was around the time I stopped getting work.
“I saw Amitabh Bachchan struggle too; he would come on stage and people from the industry would walk away.
“Don’t know if I got punished for supporting him. They set him free but caught me instead.”
Govinda also elaborated on nepotism within the Indian entertainment industry, saying he wants to provide opportunities to newcomers.
“I plan to give opportunities to the lower strata of aspiring artistes, who want to work in this industry with respect and don’t want to indulge in unethical things.
“I will help them through my company and would like big companies to invest in this project of mine.
“At this age, I cannot go through the rigmarole, but I would like to give back to society by giving a chance to newcomers.
“I want to eliminate the difficulties that they have to go through, created by the big names in the industry.”
“I am no longer in the age bracket to struggle again; now is the time for me to give back to people so that they are able to navigate the present scenario.”
In 2020, Krushna reportedly said that he did not appear on The Kapil Sharma Show due to his uncle making a guest appearance.
It prompted Govinda to release a lengthy statement:
“I am utterly sad to talk about this in public, but it is high time that the truth came out.
“I read the report about my nephew (Krushna Abhishek) not performing on a TV show as I was invited as a guest.
“He also spoke about our relationship. His statement had many defamatory comments and was thoughtless.”
Govinda had implied that Krushna’s wife, Kashmera Shah, had spoken against him to the media.
“Through this statement, I would like to announce that I shall maintain a graceful distance from now on and urge those who dislike me to do the same.
“Every family has misunderstandings and problems, but to discuss them in the media may cause irreparable damage.
“I am perhaps the most misunderstood person, but so be it.
“My late mother would always tell me, ‘Neki kar aur dariya mein daal’. That’s what I intend to do.”