Suchitra Pillai and Sharmila Tagore’s small talk on Saif’s slap in Dil Chahta Hai
Suchitra said Sharmila asked her if she gave a tight slap to his son
Sharmila Tagore’s response to Saif Ali Khan getting slapped in Dil Chahta Hai has been reported by Suchitra Pillai. Suchitra portrayed Priya, Saif’s on-screen girlfriend, in the 2001 film.
After just a fight, Suchitra Pillai slaps Saif Ali Khan in the beginning of the film. Suchitra has recently stated that when she met Sharmila Tagore just after film’s premiere, she identified her as the lady who smacked her son.
“I replied, ma’am, I hope you remember me as the woman who slaps Saif in Dil Chahta Hai. Then she added, ‘Yes, I hope it was a close one.’ We both broke out giggling,” she said to a media outlet. Saif also supported Suchitra during the moment, according to Suchitra.
“Saif was just like, ‘Come on, you’re an actor, smack me,’” she recounted.
Suchitra earlier told in the media that she was surprised to be placed alongside Saif in the film. “I visited to his (Farhan’s) office, we were discussing about the screenplay, and then he says, ‘oh and by the way, this is Saif Ali Khan, and he is your co-star,’ and I completely collapsed over there. I was taken aback since Saif doing all the popular movies at the time, and I was placed alongside him. I didn’t have to give an audition, but Farhan insisted on us doing the sequence on the moment. We (Saif and I) were ordered to run in his office, which is seen in the movie.
Farhan is always like that, humorous, and I had total trust him handing me the job. “I believed anything Farhan wrote would be amazing, which is why even just a tiny part like that now is recalled,” she explained.
Dil Chahta Hai just celebrated its 20th anniversary. Farhan revealed his filmmaking return, Jee Le Zaraa, on the day. The movie features Priyanka Chopra, Alia Bhatt, and Katrina Kaif and is set on a road trip.