20 Years Of Film 'Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai': Here Are 7 Unknown Facts About The Abhishek Bachchan Starrer, It’s Cast And The Crew

Filmmaker Goldie Behl’s directorial debut ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai’ starring Abhishek Bachchan completed 20 years of its release today. On that occasion, read some unknown facts about the film, its cast and the crew

2443 Reads |  

20 Years Of Film 'Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai': Here Are 7 Unknown Facts About The Abhishek Bachchan Starrer, It’s Cast And The Crew
Filmmaker Goldie Behl’s directorial debut ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai’ starring Abhishek Bachchan completed 20 years of its release today. On that occasion, read some unknown facts about the film, its cast and the crew. SpotboyE.com gets you all the scoop surrounding the film, its makers and others. 

1. Director Goldie Behl and Abhishek Bachchan were family friends  in  the true  sense  of  the  term. The Bachchan patriarch was close to  Goldie’s father filmmaker Ramesh Behl. Behl Sr and  Bachchan Sr  together made  movies like ‘Kasme Vade’ and ‘Pukar’. Ramesh Behl also produced the superhit ‘Jawani Diwani’ with Jaya  Bachchan in the lead. So it was natural that Abhishek plays the lead in Ramesh Behl’s son Goldie’s directorial debut.

2.  Bas Itna  Sa  Khwab Hai (BISKH)   though not without merit, it flopped. I warned Abhishek against doing films with friends. Here’s what he had said:  “It’s okay. These , Goldie, Rohan  Sippy (son of Ramesh  Sippy),  Gurudev Bhalla  are guys I grew  up with. Goldie  and I  working together is  natural. I will  work with him as long as he wants.” Abhishek rationalized his personal choices overlapping with his professionalism. Abhishek did another film the super-hero saga Drona with Goldie Behl,  7 years later. It was an even bigger disaster than BISKH.

3. BISKH  was  the  story  a  boy from Varanasi  named Suraj and his corruption in and by the  city.   It  was  the first  of many films that Rani Mukherjee and Abhishek did together. Rani played  Pooja who epitomized  innocence and  unconditional love.

4. It was  the other heroine in BISKH, the gorgeous Sushmita Sen, playing the worldly-wise Lara, who grabbed all the headlines  without even trying to .At that  time I was  a very close friend  of both Abhishek and Sushmita and hoped they  would become  a real-life  couple. Instead  Abhishek made Sushmita his  ‘Didi’ and she  was  fine with it. When he married  Aishwarya,  ‘Didi’ was thrilled.  “I'm so, so happy for my brother Abhishek, and Ash who has been a colleague and a friend for many years. We've virtually grown up together in the industry. Today, when she's finally taking the plunge, I feel she deserves to be happy. She's a wonderful person.It was while we were shooting Goldie Behl's Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai that Abhishek adopted me as his sister... Or shall I say, I adopted him as my brother. He was very awkward about shooting with me in any other capacity, so I quickly suggested he make me his sister. Since then, he has called me Didi. And I love that. Today, when my brother is engaged and ready to take the plunge, I feel six feet tall. He's a lovely guy and deserves happiness." This was  Sushmita’s reaction when her “brother”  was engaged to Aishwarya.

5. Jackie  Shroff played the  arch villain  in BISKH . His character Naved Ali- a media baron who dreams of becoming the Prime Minister pre-empted a certain television journalist of this millennium whose power and  arrogance spread  fast. Says Abhishek, “I had to hero-worship Jackie Uncle. That was easy to do. He is intrinsically  magnetic.”

6. BISKH was not a bad film. It was way too ambitious  for its own  good.  Recalls Abhishek, “When I look back on it I feel proud of  it, and my association with Goldie  and his sister Sristi. They are family. BISKH may not have worked. But that didn’t deter us from teaming up again for Drona where Ma (Jaya Bachchan) played  my mom. Flop or not, I  am  proud  of  BISKH and  Drona.”

7. During the  shooting of BISKH  Abhishek  got into a  spat with a  press photographer. The Delhi police arrested two  members  of the  film’s team. Recalling the incident Abhishek had said, “In my heart, I knew I had done nothing wrong, so why was I dragged into the ugly incident? Ironically, when we went back to Delhi two months later, the same gentleman from the press who accused me of roughing him up, was our PRO for 'Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai'. He even apologized for the incident."Calm and non-judgmental, Abhishek says he’s in the film industry to act, not react to controversies and rumours. To anyone who asks me which side of the bed I sleep on, my answer is: none of your business!"


Image source: youtube/galaydhyare