Dimple Kapadia

  1. Amrita Singh, Mard, India, 1985.      The new Bollywoodian find from Betaab, 1983, won Amitabh Bachchan as a co-star when Dimple requested too many rupees. Amrita (ex-wife of the younger star, Saif Ali Khan) made 50 more films by 2007.
  2. Meenakshi Sheshadri, Shahenshah, India, 1988.      Dimple said No to Shalu. Of course, she did. The role wasn’t even credited.
  3. Moon Moon Sen, Seeta Salma Suzy, India. 1991.   The Kapadia sisters  Dimple and Reem – plus Salma Agha Change were chosen for the female retread of Masala  King Manmohan Desai’s celebrated 1977 heroes: Amar Akbar Anthony.  However, Sen, Sudha Chandran and Archana Puran Singh made the movie. Their Hindi version was never released, only the Bengali dub – retitled Lakhi Durga Saraswati.
  4. Mahima Chaudhry, Dil Ha Turnhaara (My Heart Is Yours), India, 2002.      A decade earlier, director Rajkumar Santoshi announced the film for Dimple, Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Meenakshi Seshadfri. Shekhar Kapur. New helmer Kundan Shah dumbed – and younged – the whole mess down for Mahima, Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Shergill, Rekha and a beastly Govind Namdeo.
  5. Manisha Koirala, Market, India, 2003.      Among the veteran Bollywood queens asked to play the courtesan Muskaan Bano.


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