Recently, Raveena Tandon revealed that she was offered the famous AR Rahman ‘Chaiyaa Chaiyaa’ song from the movie ‘Dil Se’. She said that people had started stereotyping her with certain types of songs and she wanted to break from that stereotype. Hence she rejected that song.
“In those days it was very easy to get stereotyped. For example, how many people would know that I left a song like ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ because I had just done ‘Sheher Ki Ladki’ and after that, I started getting offered only item songs,” she shared.
Not only Tandon but Shilpa Shetty had also rejected the song. “We had approached Shilpa (Shetty) to Raveena (Tandon), a lot of actors but no one did it. Malaika did the song and became a star after that,” said Farahan Khan.
Malaika Arora said, “It’s good that people rejected that song because it turned out to be beneficial for me. I am very happy. I believe in kismet. I think it was meant to happen. I got to work with the best, right from Farah Khan to Shah Rukh Khan, to Mani Ratnam to AR Rahman to Santosh Sivan. I had the opportunity to work with the best in the business.”
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