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Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala’s 1999 movie Dil Se continues to remain one of his most memorable works. Directed by Mani Ratnam, the film featured an ensemble cast that included Preity Zinta, Malaika Arora, Sanjay Mishra, Sheeba Chaddha, and Gajraj Rao among others. In an exclusive chat with Bollywood Bubble, Gajraj Rao shares an anecdote praising Shah Rukh Khan’s generosity on the sets of Dil Se. He stated how the actor had stopped the ambulance and moved back crowd and why he was intimidated to push him.

Gajraj Rao reveals Shah Rukh Khan had stopped the ambulance during Dil Se shoot

While Gajraj Ji has an impressive filmography, Dil Se also remains one of his celebrated works. Heaping praise about SRK’s charismatic personality, he recalled an anecdote revealing how he had stopped ambulance. He shared, “Wo film me ek scene tha jisme hum Shah Rukh ke character ko ambulance me leke jaa rahe hai Delhi ki sadko par. Aur kisi tarah se logo ko maalum chal gaya aur wo sekdo ki tadat mein ambulance ka peecha karne lage. (There is a scene in the film where his character is taken in an ambulance. we were on the streets of Delhi and somehow people there got to know SRK was shooting. This resulted in hundreds of people following the ambulance. It even became difficult to shoot).

He further added, “Shah Rukh ne fir kisi tarah ambulance rukwayi aur back gate ke waha jaake logo se request ki. Unhone bola ki mai important scene shoot kar raha hoon agar kahi koi haadsa hoga toh aapka nuksaan hoga aur humari shooting rukegi, toh kya aap aisa chahte hai. (Shah Rukh then halted the ambulance, went to the back gate and addressed the crowd. He politely told them that if any casualty occurred it would result in them being hurt and/or their shoot being stalled. Do you want such a thing to happen?). As soon as he said this, some kind of magic happened and within a few minutes the crowd and vehicles moved back.”

When Gajraj Rao pushed Shah Rukh Khan

He also shared how Mani Rtanam interrupted him when he had pushed King Khan for a scene. “There was another scene where we held him captive and I had to push him with force. Then rehearsel and I had pushed him against the wall. After the rehearsal, Mani Ratnam came and told me, ‘Gajraj, just take care and don’t push him so hard. He thought he is a big star and one should be careful. But as soon as he went, Shah Rukh told me to do it the same way”, said the Maidaan actor.

During the chat, he also revealed BTS memories with actors like Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, among others. Watch the full interview here:

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