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Stepping out of Sridevi’s shadow

THE ASIAN AGE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published : Jun 17, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Updated : Jun 17, 2018, 12:18 am IST

The fact that Sridevi was a bigger star than him was a bitter pill for Anil Kapoor to swallow.

Anil Kapoor
 Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor and Sridevi made a terrific pair. Their films like Lamhe and Judaai will forever be etched in the minds of the audience. But Anil wasn’t  comfortable with the fact that Sridevi was a bigger star. This is why he would decline films in which his role wasn’t as significant as hers.

Two of Sridevi’s blockbusters in the 1980s that Anil turned down for this very reason were Pankaj Parashar’s ChaalBaaz and Yash Chopra’s Chandni.

Says a family friend, “Anil always had apprehensions about being overshadowed by Sridevi. Whenever he found the hero’s role to be weaker, he would decline the offer. It is another matter that Sridevi walked away with all the adulation, although the film was named after Anil’s character in Mr. India.”

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