Today (November 12, 2019), one of the most iconic films of Yash Chopra - 'Veer-Zaara' - clocked 15 years. The film which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji in the lead, is a timeless romantic classic released in 2004. On its 15th anniversary, one of the leads of Veer-Zaara, Rani Mukerji Chopra made some interesting revelations, which will surely take you down memory lane.
Did you know that Rani Mukerji and Shah Rukh Khan had almost left Yash Chopra and his son Aditya Chopra annoyed because of their funny antics on the sets of the film? Rani revealed, "I remember seeing Shah Rukh in the old avatar, which was really awkward for both of us. Before this, I had always romanced him and in this film, he had to look at me with the imagery of a daughter and I had to look at him as a father figure, which was a bit tough."
"Romancing Shah Rukh is much easier. So, I think that camaraderie that we had made us burst out laughing a lot of times, much to the annoyance of Adi and Yash Uncle because they would be like, you got to concentrate on the shot, and Shah Rukh and me would start our giggle fit and it would never stop."
Rani also spoke about working with maverick director Yash Chopra, who is no more, and said, "Just to shoot with him was an experience by itself because when you shoot with a master like him, you realise how great he is. His greatness was that he would never see the monitor! He was always behind the cameraman watching us and okaying the shots, which was very new for me because the directors who I had worked with, used to be just very close to the monitor because that became the new age thing to do."
While concluding, Rani also revealed that Veer-Zaara was a food fest for her. "There used to (be) chaat on the sets like every day, there was aloo paratha and white makhan - it was a food fest. Veer-Zaara for me, I just remember it as a food fest throughout," asserted Rani.