April 16, 2024


Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is currently one of the biggest stars of Bollywood. The actor started as a TV actor but his talent took him to the height of success. Over the years, Shah Rukh got titles like King of Bollywood, King of Romance and many more. But did you know that his stardom was already predicted even before he made his debut? In an interview with Lehren Retro, Hema Malini revealed her ‘Guru maa’ had predicted the stardom for Shah Rukh Khan.

Hema Malini recalls her Guru maa’s prediction on SRK

The Baghban actor said her ‘guru ma’ told her that she is going to work with a huge star. She said in an interview, “I said, ‘Ma, I’m making a film’. And she only gave the name Dil Aashna Hai. She said, ‘You’re getting a very big hero’. I didn’t understand, I told her we have a new hero. She said, ‘No, no, no, you’re getting a very big hero’. And he became big, no? She can see over the years, what is going to happen.” Well, she did predict it correctly.

After starring in movies like Darr, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge and many more, Shah Rukh conquered the world.

Hema Malini on casting Shah Rukh Khan in Dil Aashna Hai

Dil Aashna Hai was the first film Shah Rukh signed. However, due to the delay, the movie was released after his debut film, Deewana. When asked Hema what made her cast Khan in the movie. She said, “He was very cute and sweet in Fauji, the TV serial. I used to watch that. That time, my script was getting ready. And for that character, I wanted somebody new. I said, ‘This boy is looking so nice, I want him only.’”

Hema Malini directed Dil Aashna Hai and it also starred Divya Bharti. The movie didn’t fare well but Shah Rukh’s performance was appreciated.

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