Sridevi on the sets of Jaanbaaz (1986). She had an all too brief role, a guest-appearance that was possibly the best thing in the film. Including the mesmerising song, 'Har kisiko nahin milta'.
Feroz persuaded me in Tamil: Sridevi
The mesmerizing Sridevi only did one film Jaanbaaz and that too a 10-minute role for Feroz Khan.
But what an impact! "I'm glad people still remember me in that brief role. It's all because of Mr Feroz Khan's presentation that I made an impact in Jaanbaaz," says Sridevi.
Arguably the only guest appearance in her entire career Jaanbaaz featured Sridevi in a song Har kisiki nahin milta yahan pyar lighting up the screen in an orange [red!] chiffon saree.
Recalls Sridevi, "At first I was hesitant because it was just a guest appearance. Also the presentation seemed a little too sensuous for my personality. But when Mr Khan spoke to me in my mother tongue I was immediately convinced. Yes, I was as surprised as you are. But he spoke fluent Tamil... He was a very classy gentleman and his cinema reflected that. I was very proud to be in Jaanbaaz. It proved it's not about the length of the role but the impact."
Sighs Sri, "It's sad we've lost an actor and filmmaker who defined style and sophistication in our films. Where are the filmmakers and filmmakers like him?"
Subhash K Jha | May 1, 2009, 12.00AM IST