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Ahmed Khan says Sridevi bribed him with ice cream on sets of Mr India to teach her break-dancing

By | Edited by Neeshita Nyayapati
Jun 24, 2024 06:10 AM IST

In a recent interview, choreographer-director Ahmed Khan shared his experience shooting for Mr India with Sridevi and how they became friends.

Shekhar Kapur’s Sridevi and Anil Kapoor-starrer Mr India is one of the most iconic films made in India. Choreographer-director Ahmed Khan, who worked as a child artist in the film, opened up about his experience in an interview with Siddharth Kanan, revealing that Sridevi would bribe the kids on set with ice cream to teach her break-dancing. (Also Read: Ahmed Khan supports Tiger Shroff amid criticism of his acting: ‘He will bounce back next year’)

Ahmed Khan worked as a child artist with Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in Mr India.
Ahmed Khan worked as a child artist with Sridevi and Anil Kapoor in Mr India.

On working with Sridevi in Mr India

Ahmed recalled a day on the sets of Mr India when they were shooting a serious scene, and Sridevi broke the tension by offering all the children on set ice cream, but with a catch. He said, “We were shooting a hospital scene that follows a bomb blast where one of the characters dies. It was a serious scene. She (Sridevi) took us to one of the doctor’s rooms and offered us ice cream. She said I’m not giving you this because I like you, you have to teach me break-dancing. So we taught her some moves. That’s how our friendship began.”

He also claimed that even as a child artist, he could see how reserved Sridevi was as a person. “As everyone knows, Sridevi was reserved. I would observe that off-camera she would be reserved but once the camera began rolling, she became Seema, her character in the film, and would snap out of it once the director said cut. It was like Michael Jackson, who spoke softly but exploded on stage. We would think how did she do this? She was mahaan (great). She wasn’t friendly with us initially, but that changed,” he added.

Mr India was released in 1987 and Sridevi’s performance in the film remains memorable to this date. Her song from the film, Hawa Hawai, is still iconic.

Upcoming work

Ahmed is currently directing Welcome to the Jungle. The film has a huge star cast, consisting of Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Disha Patani, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, Suniel Shetty, Johnny Lever, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor. Previously, he directed films like Lakeer, Fool & Final, Baaghi 2, Baaghi 3 and Heropanti 2.

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