Sridevi is no more and her mortal remains will soon reach India after the authorities in Dubai get done with the investigation. The fact that her death was caused due to accidental drowning has made officials there investigate it further. Hopefully, her body will be brought back by midnight. While that happens, we would like to tell you about this bizarre connection that Sridevi had with Rekha. Did you know both of them had replaced each other in two popular movies?
So, we already told you how Sridevi was not the first choice for Himmatwala. It was Rekha who was supposed to do the film. But later the later actress featured in it. Jeetendra revealed it to Mid-Day saying, "We all know how it changed both our fortunes. Not many know that Rekha was the original choice for Himmatwala. But I guess Sridevi was destined to do the film – she bagged the role and the film became one of the biggest grossers of the year. And with it, Bollywood woke up to the magic of Sridevi. Today [February 25] marked the 35th anniversary of the film’s release and it’s tragic how she passed away just a day before… I was terribly shocked when I heard about her demise." Guess some films have their own destiny and it is predestined as to who features in it. Himmatwala went on become one of the highest-grossers of that year.
But as fate would have it, Rekha did a film which was first offered to Sridevi. We are talking about Biwi Ho To Aisi. Yes, the same film which marks the debut of Salman Khan in the acting world. Not many are aware of this trivia but Rekha's character of a feisty bahu of a tyrant mother-in-law first went to Sridevi but she turned it down. The reason is still unknown. Now we can only imagine how Himmatwala and Biwi Ho To Aisi would be like if we swap the female leads. Can you picture it?
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