Bhagyashree, who became a household name following her big debut in Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ (1989), revealed that she had initially turned down the film that made her famous.
In an recent interview, the star said, according to Mid-Day, “If today’s generation reads this, they will think I was out of my mind because who refuses a film like Maine Pyar Kiya! But I didn’t want to do it. Instead, I wanted to go abroad for higher studies and had also secured admission. However, my father wanted me to complete my education in India itself and we were arguing over it when Maine Pyar Kiya came my way.”
She added, “I actually told Soorajji (Sooraj Barjatya) that I didn’t want to work in films, a fact he couldn’t understand. The subject was beautiful and I liked what he narrated to me. But, at the end of it, when he wanted to know if I would do the film, I told him that despite liking the script, I wouldn’t be able to take it up. He returned to me seven times, with changes in the script to please me, and each time I would come up with a new excuse. But on the eighth time, I couldn’t make one up and gave my nod to the film.”
The movie was proved to be a massive success, not only for Bhagyashree, but also for Salman Khan. When asked about her experience working with Khan, she said, “It was a debut venture for all three of us – Salman, Soorajji, and me. Though Salman had done a film, this was his first as a hero. So, it was like going to college and we became buddies, which was beautiful. We were all so raw; there was no pretence.”
Now, it’s the her son, Abhimanyu Dasani, who’s trying to make his way in the world of films. He made his Bollywood debut with ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ (2018). He will next star in Sabbir Khan’s ‘Nikamma,’ that also marks the return of Shilpa Shetty Kundra on the big screen.
Bhagyashree will also be seen on the big screen in ‘Radhe Shyam,’ alongside Prabhas and Pooja Hegde.
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