EXCLUSIVE: Gadar director Anil Sharma FINALLY reacts on rumours of Kajol rejecting the Sunny Deol starrer
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha released on June 15, 2001, and it completed 20 years today. Director Anil Sharma, in an exclusive chat with Bollywood Bubble, revisited the times he shot the film, shared the anecdotes, difficulties he faced while making the film, and a lot more.
Sunny Deol played the lead role of Tara Singh. He was Anil Sharma’s first choice right from the beginning. Both share a special bond with each other. Sharma also opened up about the rumours of Kajol and other actresses having rejected the film. He said that he doesn’t want to take the names of the actresses. He said that many popular actresses were approached for the female lead role but they rejected it.
“Kuch logon ko lagta nahi tha hum layak hain un logon ke saath kaam karne ke liye aur unko lagta tha ki woh bohot zyada bade hain aur hum log bohot chote. Kuch logon ne humari kahani nahi suni, kuch logon ne kahani suni aur unko lagta tha ki ye period film hain, kuch logon ko laga ki ye utni modern film nahi hain. Unlogon ne koi na koi bahana bana diya ki date nahi hain, ye nahi hain woh nahi hain. Unlogon ka bhi dosh nahi hain. Ishwar kuch aur chahta tha. Ameesha Patel ki bhagya main ye film likhi hui thi,” said Anil.
You can watch the full interview of Anil Sharma here.
Anil said that all the actresses who rejected the role are his friends now and they also regret saying “no” to Gadar.