An actress of the 90s created a stir with her debut film. In the year 1990, she did the film ‘Kishan Kanhaiya’ with Anil Kapoor which became a superhit. In the song ‘Radha Bina Hai Kishan Akela’ of this film, she was seen getting wet in the waterfall wearing a white saree. Seeing her, everyone was reminded of Mandakini from ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili Ho Gayi’ (1985). Mandakini had danced in the same way while getting wet in the waterfall in a song of the film. So the heroine we are talking about today is Shilpa Shirodkar. His birthday is on 20th November so let us tell you some special things related to him.
Malaika was not the first choice
After the year 2000, Shilpa moved away from acting. After getting married, she settled abroad. After about 13 years, he made a comeback in 2013 with the TV serial ‘Ek Mutthi Aasman’. The films that Shilpa did did not benefit her career much. Then his weight increased and due to this he stopped getting roles. You may hardly know that the iconic song ‘Chaiya Chaiya’ filmed on Malaika Arora was first offered to Shilpa.
This is why they got rejected
This was revealed by the choreographer of the song Farah Khan. He told that Malaika was not the first choice for the song. After that Shilpa told the whole thing. Speaking to E-Times, Shilpa said, ‘I was selected for Chhaiya Chhaiya but they felt I was too fat so they offered it to Malaika. I felt very bad that I could not be a part of that iconic song but maybe this is fate.
Sadness of not being able to sing with Shahrukh
Shahrukh Khan dances with Malaika in ‘Chaiya-Chaiya’. He regretted not being able to work with Shahrukh. He had told, ‘Obviously it is sad but I am lucky that I shared the screen with him in a scene in Gajagamini. So this dream of mine has been fulfilled.
Grandmother was also an actress
Shilpa’s elder sister is actress Namrata Shirodkar. Her grandmother Meenakshi Shirodkar was a popular Marathi actress. Shilpa married NRI banker Aparesh Ranjit in 2000. He has a daughter.
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