Govinda rejected 'Biwi No.1' because of Sushmita Sen! This heroine was the first to replace Karisma in the film

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor starrer 'Biwi No.1' has completed 25 years. Released in 1999, this film also starred Sushmita Sen and Anil Kapoor. It was directed by David Dhawan. 'Biwi No.1' was the second highest grossing film of 1999. But did you know that earlier Govinda was the lead hero in this film and not Salman Khan. David Dhawan had a superhit pair with Govinda. Both of them together gave films like 'Aunty No.1', 'Hero No.1', 'Jodi No.1' and 'Anari No.1'. But Salman Khan was cast in 'Biwi No.1'. Biwi No.1 was the Hindi remake of the 1995 Tamil film 'Sati Leelavathi' and that film was also inspired by the Hollywood film She-Devil.

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Govinda got the role in the film before Salman Khan

In 'Biwi No. 1', Salman played the role of a husband who has an extramarital affair. In the film, Karisma Kapoor played the role of his wife while Sushmita Sen played the role of the girl with whom Salman had an affair. This role was written keeping Govinda in mind because his pairing with Karisma Kapoor was a superhit.

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Because of Sushmita, Govinda refused and returned the money

But according to reports, Govinda refused to work with Sushmita Sen. According to 'DNA', the makers wanted to keep Sushmita in the film and they stood by their decision. Govinda also did not agree and he returned the signing amount to producer Vashu Bhagnani.

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Govinda told this reason

Govinda gave the reason for this that he cannot play a character similar to his previous characters. He has played such characters in many films in which a man cheats on his wife. You will also be surprised to know that initially Manisha Koirala was supposed to play the character of Karisma Kapoor. But for some reason things did not work out and then Karisma was signed. Otherwise the real pair of this film was not Salman and Karisma but Manisha Koirala and Govinda.

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