September 24, 2023

Shah Rukh Khan and Sushmita Sen starrer Main Hoon Na is one of the most loved films for multiple reasons. Shah Rukh Khan as Major. Ram Sharma had won hearts. Sushmita too delivered an unforgettable performance as Chandni Chopra. Her chemistry with Shah Rukh Khan was too good. The action-romance film was directed by Farah Khan. Now, in a recent interview, Sushmita recalled the time Farah apologised to her after Main Hoon Na’s final edit. She further added how ‘power of people’ made her role ‘impactful’ in the film.

Farah Khan apologised to Sushmita Sen

Speaking with Humans of Bombay, Sushmita said, “Farah Khan called, my director, and said, ‘Sush, I have seen the final edit and I have to apologise to you. Shah Rukh Khan of course has the role, Zayed and Amrita have a role, but you are barely there.’ So I was like, ‘That is okay Farah, we had a deal, you kept through the promise, and I kept through it. It is done, now don’t worry about it.’ But inside I was thinking, ‘Oh no, I am barely there!’ The Main Hoon Na screening happened at Film City. My phone starts ringing. And I don’t know why Yash ji (Yash Chopra) is calling me, the whole gamut of the industry is calling. So, ab darr darr ke I pick up the phone.”

The actress further revealed that she was showered with praises for performance in the film. She added, “From the response, I knew something had changed. The role had not changed, the impact had. The role was still as small as it was, but it was powerful enough.”

Adding to that, Sushmita said, “The reaction of the audience was so intense that the first posters of Main Hoon Na all over Bombay had Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao and Shah Rukh Khan and Shah Rukh Khan alone. By Saturday, after the film had released, there was Shah Rukh Khan and me on every poster. That is the power of people and audience, and I have huge respect for that. The audiences were like ‘We want her, we want to see her up there with him’. Farah called me and said, ‘All the posters were being brought down and new ones are being put up. You better go for a drive today’. And I did.”

Main Hoon Na also starred Zayed Khan, Amrita Rao and Suniel Shetty.

Sushmita Sen as Shreegauri Sawant in Taali

On the other hand, Sushmita recently delivered a great performance in the web series Taali. She played transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant and won hearts.

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