Bollywood veteran actor Govinda is known to keep his family matters away from the media, however, the actor had enough of the accusations and speculations about his relationship with his comedian nephew Krushna Abhishek. Recently, it was reported that Krushna Abhishek decided not to perform in an episode of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ as his uncle and actor Govinda will be the guest then.
Last year, Govinda’s wife Sunita Ahuja had refused to share the stage with Krushna as well. Krushna had said on this, "I learnt about Chi Chi mama coming on the show around 10 days ago. Since Sunita mami wasn’t accompanying him, the team thought that I would have no qualms performing. However, the incident has left a bad taste in my mouth. Last year, she didn’t want me to perform in front of them, but this time, I had reservations."
"I had a strong relationship with mama, and the enmity has affected me badly. When the relationship between two people is strained, it’s difficult to perform comedy. Besides, mama might take offence to my jokes," added Krushna.
Now Govinda has responded to this. Talking to TOI, Govinda said, "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."
"I went to see the babies in the hospital, along with my family, and even met the doctor and the nurse taking care of them. However, the nurse told me that Kashmera Shah (Krushna’s wife) did not want any family member to meet them. When we insisted, we were allowed to see the boys from a distance, and we returned home with a heavy heart. However, I strongly feel that Krushna does not know about this incident. Later, he came to our home with the kids and Arti Singh (Krushna’s sister), which he has forgotten to mention," added Govinda.
On his souring relationship with Krushna, Govinda also said, "I’ve frequently been at the receiving end of Krushna and Kashmera’s defamatory comments — mostly in the media and some on their shows and stage performances. I don’t understand what they are gaining from all this. My relationship with Krushna was strong since the time he was a child; my family and people from the industry have witnessed it. I feel that washing dirty linen in public is an indication of insecurity and allows outsiders to take advantage of misunderstandings in a family."