Divya Bharti (Divya Bharti) started her career at the age of just 16. The actress later rose to success and became one of the highest-paid actresses of her time. But do you know that Aamir Khan chose Juhi Chawla of Divya in Sunny Deol and Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Darr’. Later, Shahrukh Khan was replaced by Aamir.
According to media reports, when Aamir refused to perform with Divya Bharti in his London tour in 1992, she was furious at him. She was shocked by this incident and after that she cried for hours. Salman Khan later came to her rescue and performed with Divya.
Divya Bharti later told Stardust in an earlier interview, ‘It is sad that he has such an attitude that he is a senior and if we make a junior mistake, we are out. I should correct them. Being a senior, he should tell me my mistakes, not take them to heart. He should behave like a senior, not like a star.
When Divya Bharti cried for hours sitting in the bathroom
The actress had further said, ‘Actually, one of the organizers even told me that Aamir felt that I was ignoring him. But tell me, what does it matter whether I ignore them or not? I always called him ‘Hello sir’. I didn’t ignore them at all. Even if I did, it was obvious why I did it. Believe me, I was so upset that I sat in the bathroom and cried for hours. I felt very sad. But I had to go there and perform.
Divya Bharti’s mother Meeta Bharti revealed the secret
Divya was selected to play the role of Kiran Awasthi in ‘Darr’ in 1993, but was later replaced by Juhi Chawla. In an earlier interview with Filmfare, Divya Bharti’s mother Meeta Bharti had said, “Many people still think that Divya was not in ‘fear’ because she had a problem with Yash Chopra. That was not the point.’
Shahrukh Khan was cast in place of Aamir Khan
Referring to Aamir, Divya’s mother had said, ‘When Sunny was signed, they wanted Divya to be opposite him. But, Aamir wanted Juhi Chawla. Unfortunately, at that time we were in America for a few shows. Before we left, he announced ‘Darr’ with Sunny, Divya and Aamir. When we returned there were Sunny, Juhi and Aamir. It seemed that Aamir, who was working with Yash Chopra in ‘Parampara’, managed to bring Juhi forward and turn Divya back. After Juhi was brought in ‘Darr’, he parted ways and Shahrukh was brought in his place.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 30, 2022, 00:46 IST