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Waheeda Rehman has been a legend in Indian cinema for her presence on the silver screen in numerous iconic films, including Guide Chandni Rang De Basanti. Let’s remember an interesting story from the actress’s life as she celebrates today. Waheeda ji had originally been slated to star as the lead in Karan Johar’s timeless family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Due to unforeseen events, Waheeda ji had to withdraw from the project.
Waheeda Rehman shot scenes for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham but opted out of Karan Johar’s film
In a special video segment on Dharma Productions YouTube Channel, Karan JoharThe director delved into deleted scenes from his iconic film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie. During this insightful conversation, the director shared an touching anecdote regarding his experience working alongside Waheeda RehmanIn the movie.
Expressing his deep admiration for the legendary actress, Karan revealed, “I was very very honored to work with this fine lady. I had been a fan of her ever since I saw the film Guide.” He emphasized the significance of their connection, noting that Waheeda ji had been a close family friend for many years. Karan expressed his delight at her decision to join the cast Kabhi Khushi Kabhie GhamAfter a decade of silence since her last film, Lamhe.
Remembering the moment when he asked her to be a Daadi Amitabh BachchanKaran emphasized the regal presence that he sought for this character. Waheeda Ji graciously accepted the part without needing any further clarification. The production started shooting even before she appeared in the title track.
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Karan revealed that a series of unfortunate events led to an unexpected departure from the project. The circumstances were beyond her control. Karan still cherishes their moments on set despite this setback. “But I still cherish those few shots I’ve got of Waheeda ji,” he said. When I go down memory lane, I can at least say that I worked with the legend Waheeda Rehman.
Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan are among the stars of the 2001 film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. Shah Rukh KhanKajol, Hrithik, and Kareena were all able to impress the audience with their outstanding performances. Achala Sahdev was cast in the role originally intended for Waheeda Rehman.