When Shah Rukh Khan’s mother didn’t recognise him, and couldn’t see his work
There wouldn’t be a prouder moment for any person in the world, than that of showing his or her acclaimed work to their parents. But, sadly destiny plays a crucial part in everyone’s life and there are some unfortunate ones who don’t get a chance to see and live that moment. Among them, one such is our very own Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan whose parents did not live to see his remarkable work and the success he went on to achieve in his life. Many would be aware that before entering films, SRK acted in stage plays and went on to make his debut on television with cult serials like ‘Fauji’ and ‘Circus’. Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of the star, where he opened up about a wish that unfortunately couldn’t be fulfilled. The actor wished to show the first episode of his serial ‘Circus’ to his late mother Lateef Fatima Khan, but by then she was very unwell and delirious to an extent that she didn’t even recognise her son.
On Farooque Sheikh’s show ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’, SRK was asked about his association with filmmaker Aziz Mirza, with whom he has worked in films like ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’, ‘Yes Boss’ and ‘Chalte Chalte’. However, not many would know that Aziz Mirza was also the director of TV series ‘Circus’. (Also Check:An injury, and an audition later; How Shah Rukh Khan landed his first acting stint)
Talking about it and opening up on his late mother’s this incident, he said on the show, “I had met Aziz very early (in my career). I had worked with him in his serial ‘Circus’ and before that I had done an episode in ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ with him for which I had come to Bombay. When I had finished it, at that time my mother was very unwell, she was on her deathbed. And we started shooting ‘Circus’ at that time. I had a wish that I wanted to show the first episode of ‘Circus’ to my mother as it was my first big serial. We shot it in Bombay, earlier I did shooting in Delhi, so it didn’t carry the filmy baat in it. So, I had this wish to show the first episode to my mother. So, I remember Aziz coming to Delhi with that first episode and we tried to show it to her in the hospital. We took special permission and put it on Television to show it to her. But, by then she was very delirious and she didn’t recognise me.”
“(At) that time I think she only recognised Dilip Kumar. Bol diya tha ke Shah Rukh warukh kuch nahi hai. So, she couldn’t see it. But, that’s when Aziz came and I remember him telling my mom when she couldn’t make out anything. ‘Don’t worry he’ll become an actor, he’ll become a famous actor, and one day he’ll be inshallah like Dilip Kumar’,” added the star.
The first episode of ‘Circus’ was aired on TV in year 1989 and SRK’s mother Lateef Fatima Khan passed away in year 1990. Sad, how sometimes things turn out.
Check out the full interview of Shah Rukh Khan below:
When Sanjay Dutt didn't wake up for two days after taking drugs
Sunil and Nargis Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt‘s life has been a roller-coaster ride. Born in 1959, Sanjay Dutt’s life has always been under the media scanner. Though we know how eventful his life has been, after watching the trailer of his upcoming biopic ‘Sanju’, we all were quite surprised to know certain things about the various phases of this actor’s life. The film will apparently highlight all the highs and lows of Sanjay Dutt’s life in which his addiction to drugs will also form an integral part.
We came across an old video interview of the actor with veteran actress Simi Garewal from her show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. In this interview, the actor spilled the beans on how badly his life got affected by his addiction to drugs. He went on to narrate an incidence where he once sniffed Heroin and went on to sleep for straight two days! (Also Read:‘Sanju’: Rajkumar Hirani recreates a scene from ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ after 15 years!)
Sanjay woke up in the morning next day feeling extremely hungry. He asked his servant to make something for him but was shocked to see his servant cry. When Sanjay asked him why he was crying, the servant told him that he had woken up after two long days. This specific incident had left his entire family scared. After this episode, the actor understood that it was time to wake up and smell the coffee before it gets too late.
You can check out his full interview below:
The actor later went into rehabilitation and came out clean. ‘Sanju’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt. Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala in pivotal roles, the film is all set to hit the silver screens on June 29. Till then stay tuned for more such interesting stories.
Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the word perfection go hand in hand. The man is extremely particular when it comes to his film and takes care of even the minutest details in every scene. This is also the reason why most of his films are blockbusters. One of the actors who was privileged enough to work with this man is none other than Ranbir Kapoor. Mr Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with SLB’s directorial ‘Saawariya’. Though the movie did not work wonders at the box office, it did give a fair amount of recognition to Ranbir.
In a recent interaction with senior journalist Anupama Chopra, the actor recalled his ‘Saawariya’ days and spoke about the no. of retakes he had to deliver for one particular scene in the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina.’ (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)
The actor said,” I started with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he doesn’t do anything less than 45 takes. So even if I had to turn my head, I probably had to give 50 takes. There was a shot in this so-called ‘towel song’ Jab Se Tere Naina, where I had to roll back on this chair and fall down and the towel had to fall in a certain way with my leg showing and there was one shot where I was lying down laughing and I had to get up and sing a song and he’s very particular about what beat you catch, he’s a very musical director – you fall on this beat, you lift your head here, you laugh here – everything is musical. I did 45 or 50 takes one day and my back really broke. The next morning when I came back, he said, ‘No, I’ve not got it’ and I had to do another 70 takes.”
Well, that is something huge but then if you wish to get appreciation from a man like Bhansali, you ought to put in that much amount of effort.