'Tridev' actress Sonam Khan would have died that day, Aditya Chopra had saved her life, narrated the horrifying incident

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Sonam Khan, who became a star overnight with the film 'Tridev', is currently in the headlines for her comeback in films. Sonam Khan, who ruled the film world in the 80s and 90s, said goodbye to films after marriage. But now the actress is desperate to make a comeback. Sonam has made a revelation in the meantime. She told that filmmaker Aditya Chopra saved her life. This was 36 years ago, when Sonam was working in the film 'Vijay'. Sonam Khan made her Bollywood debut with Yash Chopra's film 'Vijay', and her hero in the film was Rishi Kapoor. Sonam Khan also gave bikini scenes in the film. Sonam Khan was about to die while shooting that scene in the pool, but then Aditya Chopra showed agility and saved her. The actress told the whole incident in an interview given to 'News 18'.

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Yash Chopra had said- learn swimming

Sonam Khan told that Yash Chopra had told her about the bikini scene in the film and had also taken her consent before starting the shooting. Not only this, Yash Chopra had asked Sonam Khan to learn swimming before the shooting schedule started, but Sonam Khan did not pay attention to it.

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Sonam Khan did not pay attention, mistake proved costly

Sonam said, “I never bothered to learn swimming and we had to shoot in a hotel in Bangalore. It was a one-take shot, with Rishi ji walking from one side and me coming from the other. We both had to jump into the pool together. We both jumped into the pool together. It was a one-take shot.”

Aditya Chopra

'I jumped in the pool, I didn't know how to swim'

Sonam Khan further said, 'I jumped into the pool and I didn't know how to swim. I was literally holding Rishi ji and pulling him down. The best part is that people thought it was a shot and then Aditya Chopra jumped into the pool and saved me. Either I would have died or I would have inadvertently harmed Rishi ji, that day was crazy.'

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Yash Chopra scolded him- you are useless

Sonam Khan was terribly scared after this incident. After this, Yash Chopra also scolded her. The actress said, 'Yash ji shouted and said that you are of no use. You have not learned to swim. What were you doing? The whole unit was there, only Yash Chopra thought that I was drowning. He jumped into the pool wearing only his clothes and shoes.'

He left films in 1994, now waiting for his comeback

Sonam Khan worked in 35 films in 8 years. After the song 'Oye Oye' from the film 'Tridev', she started being called by this name. She worked in films like 'Vishwatma', 'Insaniyat', 'Ajooba' and 'Aaj Ke Shahenshah' and then said goodbye to Bollywood in 1994.

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