When Madhuri Dixit Was Asked To Remove Her Blouse In An Amitabh Bachchan Film
New Delhi: In 1989, Tinnu Anand had signed Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit for a film titled Shanakht. In a recent interview, he revealed that on the very first day of the shoot, he almost fired Madhuri from the movie over a costume.
In a chat with Radio Nasha, Tinnu recounted the scene wherein Amitabh was tied up in chains by the villain. “He is trying to protect Madhuri but he gets overpowered by these goons. So Madhuri’s character says why are you attacking a man in chains when a woman is standing in front of you,” Tinnu recalled.
Tinnu claimed that he had narrated the entire scene to Madhuri before he signed her for the movie. “I told her that you have to remove your blouse and for the first time, we should see you in your bra. And I am not going to hide anything behind a haystack or anything. Because you are offering yourself to help a man who is trying to help you. So it is a very important situation and I want to shoot it on the first day. She said okay,” the actor-director claimed.
Later, Amitabh tried to pacify the situation. “He said, ‘Let it be, why are you arguing with her? If she has an objection…’ I said, ‘If she had to object, she should have done it earlier, before signing the film,’” he shared.
However, Madhuri’s secretary eventually came in and assured Tinnu that the actress would do the scene.