The time when Pahlaj Nihalani made Suniel Shetty feel utterly destroyed | Bollywood Bubble

The time when Pahlaj Nihalani made Suniel Shetty feel utterly destroyed

The time when Pahlaj Nihalani made Suniel Shetty feel utterly destroyed

Suniel Shetty’s old interview

The time was of the 90s, and action as a genre was turning a new leaf in Bollywood, almost creating a trend. Many macho stars like Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and more, were gaining popularity for their action movies. And that was the time when yet another actor arrived, and went on to make a name for himself in the said genre. No points for guessing, it was none other than actor Suniel Shetty who went on to dominate the 90s with his action movies like ‘Mohra’, ‘Bhai’, ‘Anth’ and more. Recently, the actor is in news for making a comeback after a gap of almost three years, with an extended cameo in the soon to release ‘A Gentleman’. His new look and presence is indeed a treat for the audiences who are more than curious to see him back on big screen.

Well, it can be rightly said that the actor is all set to kickstart his second innings, but, recently we stumbled upon an old interview of the actor when he recalled a period when he felt completely destroyed. And the reason behind this traumatic feeling was shockingly none other than Pahlaj Nihalani. Yes! You heard that right. (Also Read: Suniel Shetty has a drastically different take on nepotism)

Today, the ones who adore and follow cinema would surely be aware of Pahlaj Nihalani, who is the current chief of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The honcho of the certification board is in the news every now and then for his stringent policies that restrict the liberty of cinema, that too for reasons that are mostly laughable. But, leaving that aside, many would be aware of this fact that Pahlaj Nihalani was once a producer who made films like ‘Ilzaam’, ‘Aag Ka Gola’, ‘Aankhen’ and ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’. It was during the time of early 90s when Suniel Shetty was running his restaurant and had even started his own fashion store named Mischief. As the actor was trying to enter Bollywood, it was Pahlaj Nihalani with whom he signed his first film titled ‘Arzoo’. But, the film was stopped and Nihalani offered him another film ‘Ek Aur Faulad’ which eventually faced the same fate like the earlier one and was later shelved.

In his interview with a film magazine in the year 1994, Suniel Shetty was questioned on his backlog of B and C grade movies, which could be a hindrance in his career. To which, he replied by saying, “Early in my career I was ditched by Pahlaj Nihalani. It completely destroyed me when he scrapped a film starring me after nine reels. And then he decided to shelve the second one. Beggars cannot be choosers. I just wanted films. Whoever came to me I signed on.”

Somewhere during this whole unfortunate experience with Nihalani, producer Raju Mavani spotted the actor and offered him ‘Balwaan’, which later turned out to be Suniel’s debut film in Bollywood.

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When an old wish of Anushka's mother was fulfilled, in an unbelievable turn of events

There’s no doubt that actress Anushka Sharma had a dream debut when she was cast opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in her first film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. Following this, it was her third release ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ (2010) that proved to be a turning point in her career. And since then there has been no looking back for this gorgeous powerhouse performer. Time and again, she has proved her mettle as an actor, and even as a producer with films like ‘NH10’. Throughout this nine year long journey, Anushka’s family has indeed been her constant motivation and support that have always kept her going ahead.

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Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of Anushka Sharma where the actress revealed an interesting incident. Anushka revealed when she got to know that her mother Ashima Sharma always wanted her to be an actress.

It was during Anushka’s conversation on show ‘India’s Most Desirable’ when after listening to her mother Ashima Sharma’s message that had been recorded for her, the actress asked host Simi Garewal if she can say something about her mum. And then the actress went on to share this incident from the time when she had got the news of been signed on for ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’. (Also Read: Did you know? Little Abhishek Bachchan found his mother’s films very depressing)

She said, “There was this one time I was driving back from Yash Raj Studios and I got the news, Adi (Aditya Chopra) told me. And I was driving back and I couldn’t drive anymore because I was crying. I was so happy.. I was crying. So I stopped… I stopped the car and I pulled over and I called my mother and I told her that I got this film. And you know what my mum told me? There’s this turtle that used to be there in my living room. It was I think some Feng Shui thing. You just open the turtle and you put something like a wish inside that turtle and you shut it. And when your wish comes true you take it out. So she never never told me about this. But then she came down after she heard that I have got the film she opened that and showed it to me. She’d written it there ‘I hope my daughter stars in a Yash Raj film’. I swear… it’s unbelievable. So I think somewhere she always wanted me to be an actress.”

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Upon hearing this, Simi reacted, “What are you saying?” Anushka added, “She said that she’d written this long ago, one thing for my brother and one thing for me.” Simi immediately asked if what was written for her brother came true as well, to which, Anushka nodded her head in agreement. And then when Simi asked Anushka if she (Simi) could write something in this magical, wish-fulfilling turtle, Anushka smiled and said, “You have to meet my mom right (smiles) she has some direct contact with God.”

Indeed, every parent wishes the best for his/her children and this incident is something that showcases this perfectly. Unbelievable, unforgettable, and totally lovable.

Check out the full interview of Anushka Sharma below:

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When a little Shahid found his mother Neelima Azeem crying and became her strength

For a young kid, it is really hard to believe and understand that his/her parents are getting divorced. This difficult time was hit on actor Shahid Kapoor, who was just three years old when his parents Pankaj Kapur and Neelima Azeem got separated from each other. In his first growing years, Shahid lived and spent much more time with his mother in Delhi at that time. The actor mother believes that as a single divorced woman bringing up a child would have been hard for his mother but nobody can understand this better than her. But, as a mother, for Neelima Azeem her son Shahid turned her strength when he was just four years old.

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Recently, we stumbled upon an old interview of Shahid Kapoor. The actor had appeared as the celebrity guest on host Simi Garewal’s talk show ‘India’s Most Desirable’. And it was his mother Neelima herself who shared (through a special message) a heart touching incident between her and little Shahid. It was during the actor’s conversation when the host asked him that did his mother ever tell him about what she was going through, her kind of personal turmoil or did she not. To which, Shahid replied, “We were friends, so I mean we kind of spoke about everything. I spoke about how I felt, she spoke about how she felt.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor’s first heartbreak: Two most painful minutes of his life)

As he finished saying this, it was Neelima Azeem’s voice that was heard then. Her message recorded for him was played on a LED TV screen where she said, “Something so personal I want to share here with you is that when he was only four years old I mean obviously there were moments when at night I used to you know sometimes let go of the pain and the fears that come along with the divorce especially when you are as young as that. And I remember that I was… he found me crying maybe at some late hour at night and he took me on his chest at four years and he said ‘Mumma why you crying you know Main Hoon Na.’ I mean literally that film came (later on) and he said ‘Main Hoon Na’. And I don’t know from there onwards it just.. it just hit me that he is there with me you know and there is nothing to worry.”

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On hearing this, Simi immediately asked, “Even now! You’re still there for her.” Shahid took a slight pause and replied, “I hope I am. But, when you become an adult and when you start working around the clock I always live with the guilt that I don’t give enough time to my family. So I hope I’m there for her.”

Shahid even mentioned in the show that his mother Neelima had never made him feel a hard time and her pain, being she was very good with that to hide.

Indeed, it is such a heart touching incident to remember shared by Shahid’s mother.

Check out the full interview of Shahid Kapoor below:

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