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Raj Kanwar plans to bring Rekha, Shabana together

Thirty years after they played friends in Raaste Pyar Ke, veteran actors Rekha and Shabana Azmi might come together for Raj Kanwar's Sadiyaan.

entertainment Updated: Oct 23, 2007 18:25 IST
Subhash K Jha
Subhash K Jha

Outwardly there's no love lost between the two. Many years ago, Shabana Azmi had been openly critical of Rekha's dialogues and performances.

But now, 30 years after they played friends fighting over Jeetendra in Raaste Pyar Ke, they may work together in Raj Kanwar's Sadiyaan.

Reluctant to reveal too many details at the moment, Kanwar told IANS: "The film would be an entirely new territory for me. Yes, I do want to cast Rekha and Shabanaji together. Work is on for the screenplay. Song recordings have also started. I hope to get the project in place in a few weeks."

More recently Shabana's husband Javed Akhtar had opined that he didn't think too highly of Rekha either.

"I've never been a fan of Rekha. Her performances failed to touch me. The first time I really liked her was in Krrish," he said.

However, Rekha is deeply excited by the film.

She said: "Shabana, whom I call Munni, is always a pleasure to work with. When you have a co-star like her you're challenged to give your best. Sadiyaan would be interesting also because I've never worked with Raj Kanwar before. Also, he's planning to cast a very big male actor in a guest appearance."

First Published: Oct 23, 2007 14:10 IST