6 Unknown Shocking Things about Salman Khan Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Khamoshi: The Musical
And the journey of becoming a master director started henceforth when Sanjay Leela Bhansali chose such a sensitive issue, the story Joseph (Nana Patekar) and Flavy Braganza (Seema Biswas), a deaf and mute couple in Goa and their baby girl, Annie for his debut film. The emotion could not touch the audiences’ heartstrings at that time but over years, Khamoshi: The Musical has reached to a cult status where we cannot help but appreciate every actor’s performance and feel incomplete without Kavita Krishnamurthy’s “Aaj Main Upar” in a singing reality show. The film flourished a great actor director working and personal bond between superstar Salman Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Today the classic film Khamoshi: The Musical turned 21 years and here are some of the strange unknown facts about the film.
1. Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit was offered the role of Manisha Koirala but rejected as she had date issues or probably Sanjay Leela Bhansali was a too young director she thought to work with. Manisha recently said, “I remember doing Khamoshi: The Musical when others had refused. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was nobody then and probably none of the other actores had read the script.”
2. Even from or much before Khamoshi: The Musical, Sanjay Leela Bhansali conceived Bajirao Mastani. Bhansali and Salman, best of friends at that time, spent hours discussing costumes, look, scale, budget, etc. However, fate had different thing to design and the film with some other actor and actors released almost 20 years later.
3. Actor Nana Patekar had a torrid relationship with Manisha Koirala during the shooting of Khamoshi: The Musical where they played father and daughter onscreen. While the same goes for Agnee Sakshi in which he played a brutal husband. Onlookers say Nana’s behavior with Manisha off camera was no different.
4. Initially, music director Lalit Pandit thought singer Udit Narayan would not be able to pull off singing that softly in the beginning of “Saagar Kinare Bhi Do Dil Hain Pyaase”. But listen to the song today, and it appears that Narayan is singing almost effortlessly and things just fell rightly on the right plain.
5. Majrooh Suntalpuri was at his 77 when he gave such young lyrics to the film. He recalled that both Anand Bakshi and Yash Chopra were singing the praises of the lyrics long after the film released, especially for the line, ‘Aaj main upar aasmaan niche, aaj main aage zamaana hai piche’.
6. Khamoshi: The Musical received overwhelming responses from the critics and bagged a number of awards, including Filmfare Awards Critics Award for Best Movie – Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress – Manisha Koirala, Best Female Playback – Kavita Krishnamurthy for “Aaj Main Upar”, Best Art Direction – Nitin Chandrakant Desai and Best Sound Design – Jitendra Chowdhary.