Meenakshi Seshadri Interview: “I have returned to India and want to do films again” – Unique – Occasions of India

In a unstable video interview, Meenakshi Seshadri declares that she has come again to India and needs to behave once more. Meenakshi additionally speaks about Rajkumar Santoshi’s plans to marry her and the kiss of Sunny Deol and her that was censored.

See the interview within the video beneath:

Excerpts from the dialog:

Whereas I used to be interacting with you asking you for this interview, you stated that you’re now Pune-based. However weren’t you within the US?

I’ve now come again to India.

Are your husband and youngsters with you in Pune?

No, they proceed to remain within the US. Due to the development in know-how previously few years, we are able to speak and see one another every time we wish.

What made you come back to India?

I need to return to motion pictures. I need to act once more. Aisa lag raha hai jaise kuch adhura reh gaya tha.

That is nice information. What sort of roles are you taking a look at?

With the form of work that I’ve performed previously, I feel I am going to be capable of do any function. So it could be mistaken on my half to restrict myself to any explicit kind or class.

Let’s return to the heroes you labored with. Let’s speak about some anecdotes of working with Amitabh Bachchan, Sunny Deol and Sanjay Dutt…

With Sunny, I had a kiss in ‘Dacait’, which occurs simply earlier than a tune. I give full credit score to Sunny for being very skilled about it and making me comfy too. However the Censors reduce that.

With Sanju, I began on a fan-moment notice. I had seen him taking pictures for ‘Rocky’ with Tina Munim. I used to be very younger then. I discovered him very good-looking and cute. And when my probability to work with him in ‘Inaam Dus Hazaar’ got here, I did inform him about that shoot.

As for Amitji, I feel I’ll always remember the aerial photographs we took in the course of the tune ‘Jaane do jaane do, mujhe jaana hai’ in ‘Shahenshah’.


You labored with Rajesh Khanna in ‘Awara Baap’. He was identified to return late on the units…

He did not come late on the units of ‘Awara Baap’. He was able to do rehearsals with me. He by no means made me really feel like a newcomer. If in any respect he got here late on a given day, it was as a result of the director who had requested him to return late as he had scenes solely later within the day.

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Have been you disenchanted when Subhash Ghai’s ‘Devaa’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and also you didn’t occur?

I used to be by no means presupposed to be part of ‘Devaa’.

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Weren’t you additionally presupposed to do a movie with Salman Khan?

No. Sadly, there was no movie that was deliberate with Salman and me collectively.

Who’s your most favorite Bollywood dancer amongst females and males?

I am going to go together with Vyjanthimala and Madhuri Dixit.

If requested to decide on one between them?


And amongst males?


Again to Pune. Do you get mobbed/observed in Pune?

Not on the streets, as a result of the quantity of air pollution in Pune makes it necessary for me to cowl my face- barring my eyes. In any other case, sure. However consider me, once I go to a boutique or a magnificence parlour, they do not need to cost me even a wee bit.

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You need to come again. You need to have saved a monitor of movies from current instances. Why are so many movies flopping left, proper and centre?

I’m not a filmmaker, neither I’ve been right here for the previous 27 years. So, I do not assume my reply could also be goal. However since you’ve got requested, I feel this can be a transition interval. And sure, there may be an excessive amount of hype and exhibition of claims that the canvas is large and so forth. That should tone down. Filmmakers ought to sit down and put their heads collectively, or perhaps even take a break after which return.

Did you may have pals within the trade?

I used to be a really non-social particular person. I used to be at all times very shy and introvert. Now, I need to be in contact with many individuals. The opposite day, I had a good time at Jackie Shroff and Poonam Dhillon’s get together.

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Rishi Kapoor was your favorite co-actor. Have you ever met Neetu Kapoor or spoken to her after he handed away?

I’ve but to fulfill Neetu ji personally and speak to her. I ought to have performed it by now, however nonetheless have not. I apologise to her about the identical. I’ll meet her.

What are your children doing?

Kendra, my daughter, is 24. She is working and profitable. My son, Josh, is 20; he’s nonetheless in faculty. In our household, we give numerous significance to training.


The interview might be incomplete if I do not ask you about Rajkumar Santoshi’s plans of marrying you. Reportedly, one high quality morning, he had taken a number of folks to Kolkata in a airplane, after which we heard that you just and him have been going to tie the knot the identical night. What is the reality?

When all this information broke out and no matter supposed issues occurred, Mr Yash Chopra and Mr Amjad Khan intervened to place ‘Damini’ again on monitor. Mr Santoshi and I additionally determined that we’ll put every little thing behind us and make ‘Damini’ as the very best movie. Jo bhi private baaten hui hoon, is taraf se ye hua, us taraf se ye hua, hum dono ne faisala kiya that we cannot remark. And it was essentially the most dignified factor to do. Plus, it was the suitable factor to do. I went on to marry and lead a decent life and he too went on to marry and did the identical.


However you will did ‘Ghatak’ collectively after ‘Damini’?

Sure, we did ‘Ghatak’ collectively. However that is what I stated na? We had determined to proceed working professionally.

Do you fee ‘Damini’ as your ‘Film No.1’?


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