Aishwarya Rai and Sridevi had rejected 'Mohra', Raveena also said 'no' because of a scene

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Raveena Tandon is still famous among the people for 'Tip Tip Barsa Paani'. She has been casting her acting magic for two-three decades. Apart from the actress, Sunil Shetty and Akshay Kumar were also seen in Rajiv Mehra's 'Mohra' released in 1994. There was another song in it which became very popular and that was, 'Tu cheez badi hai mast-mast'. This film brightened everyone's career. But Raveena Tandon was not the first choice for this. This film was first offered to Aishwarya Rai and Sridevi. But they rejected it. The co-screenplay writer of this film, Shabbir Boxwala, has revealed this in an interview. It is said that before approaching Raveena Tandon, the makers went to the doors of Aishwarya Rai and Sridevi. Not only this, he made another revelation. According to him, the making of the film first started with Divya Bharti. The makers even shot with him for a few days and then the producers tried hard to replace him with a new face.

The makers wanted to take Sridevi and Aishwarya Rai

In an interview to 'Bollywood Hungama', Shabbir Boxwala told that at that time Sridevi was a big star and Aishwarya had not started her career. Both of them were offered this film. He says, 'I saw Aishwarya's pictures and I liked them. Rajiv asked me to call Aishwarya. But she could not do the film because she was preparing for Miss World.' By the way, 'Mohra' was not the only film that was offered to Aishwarya, she was also offered Yash Chopra's 'Darr'.

This is why Sridevi and Aishwarya rejected 'Mohra'

He also revealed that the film was offered to Sridevi, but the actress did not take it up as Akshay and Sunil were yet to prove themselves in films. 'And yes, we did offer Mohra to Sridevi as well. However, we did not have big heroes. Akshay and Sunil were not famous. So, any heroine would think twice before saying yes to Mohra. No one had even dreamt that one song 'Tu cheez badi hai mast-mast' would change everything for Akshay and the film.'

Raveena Tandon said yes to 'Mohra', but was hesitant at first

When the makers finally offered the film to Raveena, she was initially hesitant to take it up, and that was because the film's song 'Tip Tip Barsa Paani' had a kissing shot between her and Akshay. Shabbir said, 'Raveena met Rajiv. She knew it was a good project, but she was a little skeptical because the song Tip Tip Barsa Paani had a kissing scene. Raveena said her father would not like all this. To which Rajiv said, don't show the film to your father, after which Raveena agreed.


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