Monday 27 May 2024

Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in Mr. Bechara

Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in Mr. Bechara back in 1996! More in the archive here.

  • Images and info on the film in the archive here.
  • Images of Anil Kapoor and Sridevi together in the archive here.

Mithun with Sridevi

 

Mithun with Sridevi

In their first film together - Jaag Utha Insan - its easily one of their better films. 

Pity this wonderful film wasn't a blockbuster - when the following three films they appeared in was. 

Sunday 26 May 2024

G magazine: Sridevi's quest for happiness: TBT Sept 1996


Sridevi's quest for happiness: TBT Sept 1996. 

Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Raveena Tandon on the cover of g. 

Ayushmann Khurrana inspired by Sridevi!



Ayushmann Khurrana inspired by Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit for Dream Girl 2! Well, considering the OG Dream Girl was Hema Malini, this is a surprise! 


Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in Gurudev

 

Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in Gurudev

Dozens of pics of this look in the archive here.

Saturday 25 May 2024

TBT to 1999: Anil Kapoor, "Sridevi is the only actress we have of international potential..."

One of three features where Anil Kapoor discussed life and work with Sridevi over the years. The first posted here, High on Heroines, in the archive and then here, Nostra Dame Us

Here's the final one, Anil Kapoor spoke to Filmfare after the controversial marriage of film producer Boney Kapoor and actress Sridevi. 

Excerpt;

"Ab main kya kahun? [What do I say now...]. When we did our first film Mr.India, we shared an actor-actress relationship. By the time we did our last film Judaai together, the equations had changed. We became devar-bhabhi

I've said this before, I'll say it again. I truly felt like a spot boy while shooting for Mr.India with her. Everyone from Boney Kapoor and Shekhar Kapur, to the technicians and the light men were tripping over one another to please her. Also, from the very beginning, it was in the back of my mind that my elder brother was trying to woo her. 

Sri, despite being in the industry for years, is very vulnerable. Maybe that's because she was so protected by her family. Even today, she needs that kind of protection. If Boney isn't around her, she looks totally lost. 

I seriously think she should come back to acting. She's the only actress we have of international potential. but she'll have to work on her speech and diction. That's always been a problem with Sri. 

I think Sri has done the maximum number of wrong films. But just by her presence, she made them right. Most of the times, she'd make awry scripts work. I personally feel Chandni was not a great script. She had a big hand in the film's success. I think it was a turning point in Yashraj Films. 

Right now, she's ripe to work with director like Yah Chopra and Shekhar Kapur again. 

-- Filmfare, March 1999

Sridevi as a bride: On the set of Mr.India back in 1986



Sridevi as a bride: On the set of Mr.India back in 1986 - film released in 1987!