A delightful incident unfolded on the film set, as revealed in the book ‘Sridevi: The Eternal Screen Goddess’ by Satyarth Nayak. Saroj Khan, the late choreographer working with Sridevi, recounted the day when Bachchan sent a truck full of roses to woo her. The truck tilted, showering Sridevi with flowers. It was a stunning sight, but Sridevi remained unconvinced. She felt there wasn’t enough substance for her in the film.
Sridevi then made an interesting demand – she agreed to star alongside Bachchan only if she could play the roles of both his wife and daughter in the movie. Filmmakers Manoj Desai and Mukul Anand accepted her condition, and the result was ‘Khuda Gawah,’ a massive hit in both actors’ careers.
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Interestingly, before ‘Khuda Gawah,’ Ramesh Sippy had plans to cast Sridevi and Bachchan in his film ‘Ram Ki Seeta Shyam Ki Geeta,’ where they would have double roles. The famous song “Jumma Chumma” was initially intended for this film. Saroj Khan shared that the sequence involved Amitabh, a cop, catching Sridevi, a pickpocket, red-handed, and the humorous demand for a “chumma” (a kiss).
However, the film never materialized, and the song found its place in the 1991 film ‘Hum,’ featuring Amitabh Bachchan and
The last time fans witnessed the magic of Bachchan and Sridevi on-screen was in the 2012 film ‘English Vinglish,’ directed by Gauri Shinde. In this film, Bachchan made a special appearance, creating a memorable cinematic moment for Bollywood enthusiasts.