When Sridevi’s Himmatwala Comment Ran Into Major Controversy With Jeetendra’s Son Tusshar

Let’s take you back to 2012 when Sridevi’s certain comment on her iconic film Himmatwala had Jeetendra’s son, Tusshar Kapoor, fuming

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When Sridevi’s Himmatwala Comment Ran Into Major Controversy With Jeetendra’s Son Tusshar

After a hiatus of several years, Sridevi returned to the silver screen with Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish (2012).  And what a comeback it was! Proved that she may have been gone for long, but her magic remained unfazed.

english vinglish poster featuring sridevi
English Vinglish Poster Featuring Sridevi

Some time before the legendary actress’ film was to hit theatres, she, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, spoke about motherhood, Janhvi’s debut and Himmatwala remake (helmed by Sajid Khan with Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles).

On being asked for her thoughts on the remake of the film which shot her to fame, she had said, “Himmatwala was no Mughal-E-Azam. I really wouldn't mind seeing the remake (sic).”

himmatwala poster

himmatwala poster


This comment did not go down well with Jeetendra’s son, Tusshar Kapoor, and he had said, “How can she run down a film that has given her identity in Bollywood and is one of the biggest hits of her career? My dad and Sridevi were terrific in that film and though the critics panned it because it was a potboiler; I defend it because it is one of the films that my father is most identified with.”

Months later, Tusshar had gone on record to clear the air and stated that he was misunderstood.

“Sometimes misunderstandings happen, but that's not what I meant. I only showed possessiveness over the film, I liked her a lot in it. I am no one to be upset with somebody who is so senior, so popular, such a big legend,” the Golmaal Again actor had said.

Interestingly, Sajid Khan never spoke about the controversy and lesser said about the remake, the better.

 

Image Source: instagram/sridevikapoor

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