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When Sridevi said no to Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg, who was making Jurassic Park in 1993, wanted to cast Sridevi in a small role in the film. She was at the peak of her career and felt the role didn't meet her stature.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 13, 2016 5:08:23 pm
Sridevi, Sridevi birthday, Sridevi movies, Sridevi performances, Sridevi news Sridevi has given many memorable performances in her long career in Bollywood.

Sridevi was called the female Amitabh Bachchan of Bollywood, and not for nothing. She was not only the most in-demand actress of her time, she also famously made her male co-stars insecure. The actress who made her Bollywood debut with Himmatwala opposite Jeetendra, went on to rule Bollywood for years to come.

In fact, Steven Spielberg, who was making Jurassic Park in 1993, wanted to cast the actress in a small role in the film. She was at the peak of her career and felt the role didn’t meet her stature. Sridevi refused Spielberg and we had to wait all the way till Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for a Bollywood heroine to make her mark in Hollywood.

 

Sridevi with the cast of her film 'Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja'. The movie in which she was seen opposite her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor was released in the year 1993. Sridevi with the cast of her film ‘Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja’. In the 1993 movie, she was seen opposite her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor.

Jurasssic Park went on to become a cult film, with its reboot launched in 2015. How we wish Sridevi would have chosen differently.

However, Jurassic Park was just one in the long list of film Sridevi refused. She also said no to Darr opposite Shah Rukh Khan a few years later. She had told media then, “After Chandni and Lamhe, I feel Darr would have been an ordinary character for me. If I’m playing Shah Rukh Khan’s role, then of course, I would have loved to do it. The character Juhi played was new for her and so it was good for her. But for me, it was something I had done many times before.”

 Sridevi looks fab in these pics from her family vacation. (Source: Twitter) Sridevi looks fab in these pics from her family vacation. Her two daughters Jhanvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are just adorable. (Source: Twitter)

Sridevi’s filmography is long and illustrious. We just hope that the actress would give us many more such films. On her birthday today, we give you Sridevi’s life in pictures.

A very old picture of Sridevi with ace filmmaker Yash Chopra. (Source: Twitter) A very old picture of Sridevi with ace filmmaker Yash Chopra. (Source: Twitter)

 

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