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Govinda's daughter Tina to debut in bollywood with 'Second Hand Husband'

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Mumbai: Tina Ahuja, the daughter of actor Govinda, is finally making her Bollywood debut in a comedy titled Second Hand Husband, after several false starts. 

“Dad is a great comedian, so my responsibility is immense. I have to be careful with every role I do,” Tina claimed, when questioned about comparisons. 

But being Govinda’s daughter has its plus points, too. 

“He is a wonderful guide in my life. Dad is more critical of my work than mom because he analyses my effort from an actor’s perspective. He always tells me not to fear anyone and to do my own thing without thinking what others are doing,” she said. 

She opted to switch from Narmmada, the name we knew her by till now, to Tina - obviously for luck. 

While the luck factor is important, Tina seems to have her priorities straight. 

“I am not thinking in terms of luck factor or costars right now. The main thing is I have managed to make a debut with a script I loved. My focus is to be part of good cinema in whatever genre I work,” she pointed out. 

Second Hand Husband stars Tina opposite popular Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal. The film also stars Dharmendra. She plays Gurpreet, who she describes as “a proper Punjabi girl, thoroughly pampered and a little naive. The trigger-off point of the story is when the traditional girl falls in love with a divorcee. 

“Every girl has a Gurpreet somewhere within — a princess who lives in her own planet. I loved the role the moment it was narrated to me so much so I agreed to gain weight to get into character of a fun-loving Punjabi girl.” 

The film, she insists, is not a slapstick but a proper rom-com that takes up contemporary topics of divorce and alimony. Tina is unfazed that her debut got delayed. 

“I was supposed to do my first film about a year and half ago, but things did not fall in place. I have understood one thing. If I don’t get a good offer, I would rather not work.” 

She may be just starting out but she has already tasted the bitter side of showbiz. 

“People start writing about you even when there is no need, and I have experienced that already. I know I have to be careful about that bit,” she said.

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