The 90s saw the magic of Govinda and Satish Kaushik’s perfect comedy timing in various films. On the big screen, the duo has starred in David Dhawan’s films ‘Swarga’, ‘Saajan Chale Sasural’, ‘Deewana Mastana’, ‘Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan’ and ‘Haseena Maan Yegi’. Govinda expressed grief at such a close friend’s departure.
Speaking to eTimes, Govinda said, ‘I knew him for the last 25 years. We have worked together in various films, and each film has been a super hit. His comic timing and the effort he put into writing the dialogues for each scene was admirable. Even in such a tragic situation, his characters will bring a smile to your face. This is his achievement as an actor.’
Govinda and Satish were last seen together in Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan. Govinda further said, ‘Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan is the last film we did. He played the character of Sharafat Ali in this movie. He used to come to my house to work on dialogues. Even for Pappu Pager, after listening to his dialogues, I said that I should also rewrite my dialogues.’ Govinda said that they both complemented each other. Govinda praised him saying, ‘He was an actor who brought everyone together’.
Govinda added, ‘Satish was very thoughtful and kind. We last met on the sets of Indian Idol. He was very passionate about his work. He worked in some films for free. He worked for Aunty No. 1 and did not take a single rupee for it. We had to beg him for money. He was a very kind person.’