Pardes completes 25 years – Subhash Ghai told how the characters of the film were chosen!
never wrote a character looking at a star
There is a principle of writing a story that first the character and his story should be written, after that the stars should be seen fitting in it. I never wrote a character by looking at a star. First, I judge for myself whether a particular character is a star fit or a new waist, only then I finalize it.
shahrukh khan worked hard
Talk about its main character Arjun Sagar, which is played by Shahrukh Khan. When I called Shahrukh for the cast, I told him only one thing, that you don’t have to play Shahrukh in this film. Tumhari Dilwale Dulhania is a huge hit and your romantic character is loved by all. Whenever you see a girl on screen for the first time, you really feel like you are in love with her. But my story is such, in which you have to keep this feeling of love till the end, otherwise my story will be ruined.
Advice on wearing trousers
In such a situation, Shahrukh really had to work very hard to bring himself out of Shahrukh Khan and the special thing is that he did too. The character’s accessories were such that despite being modern, she looked mature. In such a situation, I advised him to wear trousers instead of jeans, which somehow made magic in the film. I think, Shah Rukh’s performance in this film was different from all his other films.
Madhuri Dixit was first selected for Ganga
My first plan was to cast Madhuri for the other main character of the story, Ganga, played by Mahima Choudhary. When Madhuri narrated this script, she liked it very much. The team also wanted Madhuri to be signed for this role. But Madhuri had become a big star by the time of this film. And the character who belonged to Kusum was a girl from a small village, who, seeing her going to Hawaii, starts weaving dreams that she too has to go to America in an airplane, and she should also get married there. . I wanted innocence in this character, which I could not put through the stars. That’s why I signed Mahima Chaudhary as the newcomer, so that the newness in this character emerges.
Signed Mahima Chaudhary after seeing three things
When I interviewed Mahima Choudhary, she used to laugh out loud at some particular point. Apart from this, the love that I wanted in this character was seen in his eyes, because his eyes are very beautiful and apart from this he was short in height. All these three things were common in Mahima Chaudhary, which I needed for this character of the story.
That girl should be very cool talker, should laugh openly and talk with eyes, Mahima Chaudhary worked very closely on all these points, and the special thing is that she also got the Filmfare Award for this .
Songs also became the first choice
Do Dil Mil Rahe Hai, Magar Chupke-Chupke.. This scintillating Bollywood love song has been the soundtrack to many love stories for generations. I love my India is liked with the same vigor even today. ‘Jahan Piya, Wahne Main’ and ‘Meri Mehbooba’ are such songs, which are still people’s favorite songs. In such a situation, with the memorable 90s film Pardes, where this film had a great mix of action with romance, drama, action and patriotic spirit, Pardes proved to be the most popular film of that era.