However director Mohit Suri, the writers and producers (Balaji) were extremely keen to have that title for their Sidharth Malhotra-Riteish Deshmukh-Shraddha Kapoor starrer as they felt that it was extremely powerful and relevant to the subject.
The title was the ownership of yesteryear’s film maker Rajiv Rai, known for blockbusters like ‘Tridev’, ‘Mohra’ and ‘Gupt’. When Balaji requested him recently, he obliged.
Confirms Tanuj Garg, CEO – Balaji Motion Pictures, “Rajiv (Rai) is a dear friend. When I requested him for the title, he consented immediately. He wasn’t planning to produce or direct any film with the title and gave it to us.”
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"The grace she has, I don't think I have seen in any other actress. She is a legendary artist," said the 53-year-old who was paired with her in "Khalnayak" and "100 Days".
"She (Madhuri) is just like the (late) legendary actress Madhubala, whom people liked a lot. She is a very beautiful dancer and has a beautiful smile," he added.
Jackie and Madhuri also featured together in the cast of films like "Ram Lakhan", "Tridev", "Parinda", "Sangeet", and "Devdas".
Recalling one of the scenes from Subhash Ghai directed 1989 hit.
'It was great fun to work with him again. After 'TirchhI topiwale', this is one spicy role he has done. So he was having a lot of fun working on his character. I was having more fun because I was seeing Naseerji in a new light, said Vidya who has worked with Naseeruddin in 'Ishqiya'.
The 33-year-old actress also talked about Emraan Hashmi.
Rai who has given hits like 'Tridev', 'Mohra' and 'Gupt' had to leave India in 1997 with his family, after a hitman tried to kill him but didn't succeed. It is believed the man behind this attack was underworld don Abu Salem.
But,Rai is keen to come back and don the director's hat again.
'I've been back in Mumbai on several occasions recently. No one gets to know about.
For the sensational song sequence director Milan Luthria recently ordered two truckloads of oranges. Why? Well, in true South style, over a thousand oranges were rolled down a hillside as the actors danced to choreographer Pony Verma’s matkas and jhatkas — reminiscent of the erstwhile Jeetendra-starrer Himmatwala!
In The Dirty Picture, Naseer, who plays a South-Indian superstar, consented to dancing after 20 years, as it was in line with the requirements of his character. He was last seen dancing with Sonam in Rajiv Rai’s smash hit, Tridev. We know we can’t wait to see his moves!
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