Anil Sharma On Sakeena Role: The world of cinema is full of what-ifs and almosts, with roles initially destined for one star sometimes ending up with another. Such is the revelation surrounding the blockbuster ‘Gadar 2’ that’s currently dominating the box office charts.

Box Office Sensation:

‘Gadar 2’, starring Sunny Deol, is taking the box office by storm, proving that sequels, when executed right, can be just as impactful as their predecessors.

Beloved On-Screen Pair:

The chemistry between Tara Singh and Sakina has been one of the key driving factors behind the massive success of the Gadar franchise. Their endearing love story, steeped in history and personal turmoil, has tugged at the heartstrings of many.

A Surprising Revelation:

In a world where casting decisions are often veiled in mystery, Director Anil Sharma made a startling disclosure. Ameesha Patel, whose portrayal of Sakina has been widely appreciated, wasn’t initially the first choice for the role.

Choices for Sakina:

In a candid chat with Bollywood Thikana, Anil Sharma reminisced about the casting process for the original ‘Gadar’. “When conceptualizing the character of Sakina, several leading ladies of that era crossed my mind,” Sharma said. He went on to add that he had shared the script with 2-3 top actresses, including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kajol. Both showed genuine interest in the role.

A Financial Dilemma:

Delving deeper, Sharma revealed a rather intriguing tidbit. Zee Studio, involved in the production, had approached an undisclosed actress for the role of Sakina. She had expressed keen interest. However, her financial demands became a sticking point. “She was charging a sum that exceeded our budget for that particular role,” Sharma hinted.

Anil Sharma On Sakeena Role
Anil Sharma On Sakeena Role

In the unpredictable world of films, roles often shuffle before the final casting is cemented. But, given the success and love ‘Gadar’ and ‘Gadar 2’ have received, it’s evident that the eventual casting choices resonated with the audience. Still, the revelation adds an interesting dimension to the behind-the-scenes dynamics of this iconic franchise.

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