Mumbai: Govinda has dismissed reports that there is a rift between him and Salman Khan after the superstar chose Sonakshi Sinha over his daughter Narmada for last year's hit ‘Dabangg’.

Speculation is rife in Bollywood that Govinda is upset with Salman for not keeping his promise to launch Narmada with his home production, which became the highest grossing film of 2010.

"There are no issues between us. I am still in touch with Salman and we often discuss each other's projects," Govinda said.

Narmada created quite a stir when she accompanied Salman to the IIFA awards in 2007, but has not yet signed her first film.

"Even I had to struggle to make a career in Bollywood and we have seen the biggest stars struggling and waiting. What's wrong if Narmada is waiting? Her time will also come," said the actor who is fondly called Chi-chi by the film fraternity.

And as far as Sonakshi, the daughther of veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, is concerned the 48-year-old actor said that it was he who made her a heroine.

"I made Sonakshi a heroine. I was the one who told her to lose weight. Both Sonakshi and Narmada are good. It is always time that decides everything," said the actor.

(Agencies)