MUMBAI: Govinda was truly overwhelmed when Salman Khan presented him with a Mercedes Benz because the actor-politician had refused to take remuneration for a film. “He signed me at a time when he is at the peak of his career and my career was in the pits. I wanted to thank him but even before I could do so, he went one step further and presented me with a Mercedes. I can never forget this gesture of his for the rest of my life,” Govinda says. Not many are aware that Govinda had costarred with Salman in Deewana Mastana many years ago, when he made a fleeting appearance in the film, reports Bollywood Trade. “I merely managed to say hello to Salman at that time but now he’s more than a friend to me,” he says. He is very excited about Salman and Sohail’s yet untitled home production to be directed by David Dhawan. “Working with David Dhawan is like homecoming after a long time. I really feel privileged,” he says.