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Shekhar Suman and Rekha starrer erotic drama Utsav continues to remain one of the most memorable films of their career. The actor is now gearing up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi. Ahead of film’s release, in an interview, he called shooting with Rekha for Utsav and acknowledged her professionalism. He shared that she came to shoot despite an Income Tax Raid at her home and didn’t forbid him from touching during intimate scenes.

Shekhar Suman on shooting with Rekha for Utsav

In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Shekhar shared how he came on board for the movie. He said, “This was probably the most unprecedented break for any newcomer in the history of Indian cinema. In 15 days, I’d been signed for the film. I hadn’t even opened my suitcases yet. And in two months, I was on set, shooting with Rekha. I will forever be obliged to Shashi Kapoor, Girish Karnad, Rekha, all of them.”

He also recalled how Rekha shot for film despite having Income Tax Raid at her residence. “I have never met a more professional actor than her. I remember that she had a massive income tax raid on the first day of the shoot. Any other actor would have packed their bags and gone away. She said, ‘Let them do their job, I’ll stay back and do mine’. I was afraid that my world had come crashing down, that she would leave and the film would get cancelled, my dreams would be shattered.”

Shekhar also revealed that Rekha never threw tantrums on set, even when it came to the intimate scenes. “She never forbid me from touching her in certain places in those scenes, not like some other actresses. She was an absolute professional. I’ll forever be indebted to her,” he said.

About Utsav

Talking about Utsav, the 1984 erotic drama produced by Shashi Kapoor and directed by Girish Karnad. It also featured Shankar Nag, Shashi Kapoor, Amjad Khan, Anuradha Patel, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Annu Kapoor, Sanjana Kapoor and Kunal Kapoor in prominent roles.

In Heeramandi , Shekhar Suman breathes life into the character of Zulfiqar Ahmed, a man of authority, whose mere presence exudes power and sophistication.

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