Makers of ‘Fry Day’ did not want to take any chance with the fact that there film is a comedy and the message should reach to people loud and clear. To make a comedy film is one thing but a cartoon is another and makers seemed to have missed that part on the poster at least. Govinda is known for his near perfect comic timing that eh has maintained over a period of too many films for decades and has managed to make everyone laugh.
Govinda is perhaps the only hero in Indian cinema who could play main leads by being a perfect comic otherwise such characters were meant to be side kicked in the 90’s and even now. He made a career out of making people laugh with different tones and rhythm of acting that he pursued through the prism of hundreds of characters and that edge is so not lost in him. Govinda has mostly been off the celluloid because he did not adjust with time and still demanded to be main leads in the film. No one would bankroll a film with him in the lead because currently he does not have an audience base.
Same people who would watch his old films might not show up for the new ones but Varun is a kid on the blog with his infamous character ‘Chucha’ in Fukrey franchise. He was not the main hero of the film but became through his impeccable comic timing and was presented as the main attraction in ‘Fukrey Returns’. His image right now is that of a harmless looking guy who can make people laugh by being insubordinate to people but does not fit the bill of main dramatic leads as of yet. He might turn out to be new Govinda but by being better at drama.
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) March 29, 2018