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The erstwhile superstar

Once hailed as the comedy king of Bollywood, Govinda had given scores of hits in the 90s. When Shah Rukh Khan reached the status of super stardom, Govinda's popularity remained static across India, for his craft and style never collided with that of the romantic Aamir Khan or the action Khiladi Akhsay Kumar. Then why don't we hear about Govinda anymore, while all his contemporaries, be it Anil Kapoor or Saman Khan are still hitting the silver screen?

Missing: What went wrong with 90s 'Hero No 1', Govinda?

Bollywood is not for everyone. Some realize it sooner and tread different paths to make different achievements in life, while others keep trying till the industry throws them off.

In this giant rigmarole of realizations and refusals, we have seen many of our loved celebs fading out into oblivion, leaving us wondering, “where are they, how are they...”

We are, hence, starting this “Missing Reports” series where we dig deep into the untold stories of such missing stars. Today we are covering Hero No 1, Govinda.

We have also covered missing reports on Mayuri KangoAnu AggarwalAmrita Rao, and Meenakshi SeshadriAntara MaliHarman BawejaSneha UllalSushmita SenGayatri Joshi, Giselli MonteiroTanisha Mukerjee, Sandili SinhaGracy Singh and Fardeen Khan.

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