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When Shilpa Shetty was left hanging on the cable for hours, during ‘Baazigar’ shoot

When Shilpa Shetty was left hanging on the cable for hours, during ‘Baazigar’ shoot

Shilpa Shetty in 'Baazigar'

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.

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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.

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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.

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