Govinda’s daughter Tina Ahuja made her Bollywood debut in 2015 with Smeep Kang’s Second Hand Husband, opposite Gippy Grewal. The film, which also starred Geeta Basra and Dharmendra, was a box office dud. In a recent interview, Tina stated that she cannot be called a nepo-kid as she has never taken any professional help from her father and has been offered film on her own merit.

Speaking to Times Of India, Tina said that Govinda never tried to use his influence to get her film offers. She said that if she were a product of nepotism, she ‘would have signed 30-40 films already’. “That’s the one thing that dad has not done so far and I have never asked him to. The day I feel that I need something, he is always there, but I can never be called a nepo-kid; I have got all my movies on my merit. I got all the offers on my own; he never had to help me. But he was aware of what I was doing or not doing. He still gets a report of everything that I am doing, but that doesn’t mean that he will interfere in my work. Dad has never called up anyone to get me a movie, so I can’t be called a nepo-kid,”she said.

However, Govinda is keen on producing a film for Tina and has told her so on several occasions. “He is always very supportive of my work. So let’s see, maybe in the future, we might do that as well,” she said.

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