And amongst all the films she had to her credit, did you know that she was also the first choice to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Baazigar‘? Yes, you read it right!
According to reports, the makers of the film had planned to cast Sridevi in a double role marking her first collaboration with SRK. However, the plan was later changed. While Abbas-Mustan were quite interested in having Sridevi as the female lead, they realised that the senior actress might overshadow Shah Rukh’s character in the movie and the latter might not be able to connect with the audience.
And keeping that in mind, the filmmakers opted to cast two different leading ladies for the film instead of one actress playing a double role.
As a result, Shilpa Shetty and Kajol were roped in opposite Shah Rukh and the latter’s on-screen chemistry with both the ladies managed to win millions of hearts.
However, Shah Rukh sadly never got a chance to share the screen space with Sridevi again in a full-fledged film and the demise of the legendary actress has killed that possibility forever for their fans.
The film went on garner accolades from all quarters. It is still considered to be one of the most iconic films of Shah Rukh Khan’s career in Bollywood.