When Shilpa Shetty was left hanging on the cable for hours, during ‘Baazigar’ shoot
When we recall the decade of 90s, surely there were some memorable Hindi films produced that time which still remain among our favourites. One such film is the 1993 release classic revenge thriller ‘Baazigar’. Directed by filmmaker duo Abbas-Mustan, this film gave superstar Shah Rukh Khan a career-defining role, that of an anti-hero who seeks revenge for the injustice done to his family. Kajol delivered her first commercial success with this film. And who can forget, ‘Baazigar’ even introduced a new face in Bollywood with the debut of actress Shilpa Shetty. Touted to be an intelligent revenge thriller, the film had many memorable and defining film moments especially the one when Shah Rukh Khan’s character throws Shilpa Shetty’s character off the terrace to her death.
Certainly, it was one of those scenes which shocks everyone even today, even after watching the movie several times. However, not many know that the scene, which marks a turning point in the plot was not an easy task for then newcomer Shilpa while shooting it. Not many would be aware that this scene was shot in real which left Shilpa hanging on the safety cables for almost three hours, and even left her injured after shooting it. (Also Read:The Men in White! From a chawl to Lokhandwala, Abbas-Mustan’s journey is commendable)
On Farooque Sheikh’s show ‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’, Shilpa shared quite a few anecdotes from her life and career till that point of time. Among her close associates and friends from the film industry, director duo Abbas-Mustan had sent one message for her where they said that they were very happy for her as for what she has achieved in her career. After apologising for not being present on sets to meet her, they recalled and shared their experience on working with her in ‘Baazigar’. Mustan Burmawalla said, “You had put a lot of hard work into the film while shooting. We remember one (crucial) sequence where your character Seema is being killed by Shah Rukh’s character. The shot where you fall from a building, everyone was suggesting that we should shoot it in graphics or special effects. But, you delivered it with shooting that shot in real.”
“We remember ke jo building thi woh building humne woh puri zameen pe lagayi thi and you were hanged to it with the help of harness and cables. So to hang by it was so difficult, you were hanging on that cable there for almost three hours. If you had to eat or drink something during that time, it was been supplied all into her mouth from the down. Aur tumko jo takleef hui yeh shot complete hone ke baad, your entire body was injured and you didn’t complained at all. You (continued) working keeping up the spirit and always smiling, we (he and Abbas Burmawalla) were very happy to work with you,” added the director.
Well, we can say that the fans who have seen ‘Baazigar’ would acknowledge that indeed this scene leaves a lasting impact and Shilpa Shetty’s dedication and hard work which went behind creating this iconic scene was paid off.
Check out the full interview of Shilpa Shetty Kundra below:
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.
Viral Video: Young Shah Rukh Khan receives best actor award from Janhvi Kapoor
Late actress Sridevi‘s daughter Janhvi Kapoor is all set to mark her Bollywood debut in Karan Johar‘s ‘Dhadak’. The film also stars Ishaan Khattar in a lead role. Recently, the makers had unveiled the trailer of the film and it was well appreciated by many fans and critics.
But much before Janhvi’s debut film hits the screens, a video featuring young Janhvi is going viral on the social network. In the video, we can see Janhvi Kapoor handing over the Best Actor Award to none other than Shah Rukh Khan the Badshah of Bollywood. (Also Read: Watch: Janhvi Kapoor grooves to Arjun-Parineeti’s hit number)
Check out the video here:
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A cute young Janhvi is seen standing on the stage with her father Boney Kapoor and actress Preity Zinta. Her father picks her up to announce the award and as soon as SRK reaches the stage Janhvi hands over the award to him. The Khan is seen planting a kiss on her cheek.
‘Dhadak’ is directed by Shashank Khaitan and will hit the screens on July 20, 2018. It is a Hindi adaption of Marathi superhit film ‘Sairat’.