Madhuri Dixit Refused To Remove Her Blouse On Camera, Tinnu Anand Asked Her To Leave The Film

Madhuri Dixit, hailed as the ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl of Bollywood, has been ruling many hearts for some decades now. Apart from her beauty and grace, the actress is renowned for her exceptional acting and dancing skills. Over the years, Madhuri has managed to carve a niche for herself in the Indian film industry and has acted in more than 70 films to date. While she is often seen in a chirpy and rather jolly mood, she always prefers to stick to her principles and never minces her words.

When Madhuri Dixit almost gave up on a film with Amitabh Bachchan

Veteran actor, producer and director, Tinnu Anand has given many hit movies in Bollywood like Major Saab, Shahenshah, Kaalia, and many others. Back in 1989, Tinnu roped in Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit for the film, Shanakht. For the unversed, the movie marked the first time when the two actors were cast opposite each other. However, on the first day of the shoot, Madhuri almost gave up on the film as she refused to do a scene, which irked Tinnu.

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Madhuri Dixit was asked to do a scene wearing just a bra

In an interview with Radio Nasha, Tinnu Anand recalled that on the very first day of the shoot of Shanakht, he had an ugly verbal spat with Madhuri Dixit over her costume. He revealed that he had narrated the entire sequence to Madhuri and told her that she would have to remove her blouse on camera. Tinnu also made it clear that he would not hide anything behind a haystack, and Madhuri agreed to do it. Talking about the same, the actor-director said:

“I had narrated the entire sequence to Madhuri and 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.”

In the scene, the villains tied the hero with chains, and to protect him, Madhuri was supposed to remove her blouse and offer herself. Sharing the details of the scene with Madhuri, Tinnu further asked the actress to design her own bra for the scene, which she was comfortable wearing. Tinnu added:

“I said you can design your bra, whatever you want. You don’t have to wear a bra bra but you can design your own bra, I don’t mind. But it has to be a bra because your are opening your blouse, offering yourself.”


Madhuri Dixit was not comfortable to wear just a bra for a scene 

Despite agreeing to the scene initially, Madhuri Dixit denied doing it when the shooting began. She allegedly didn’t get out of her dressing room for 45 minutes, and when Tinnu went to check on her, she told him, “Tinnu, I don’t want to do this particular scene.” To this, Tinnu replied, “I’m sorry, you have to do this scene.” However, Madhuri was adamant about not doing it. Tinnu was so irked by the actress’ actions that he told her to pack up and leave the film.

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When Amitabh Bachchan tried to resolve Tinnu Anand and Madhuri Dixit’s argument

When Amitabh Bachchan arrived to inquire about the delay, Tinnu told him about Madhuri’s behaviour. While Big B tried to resolve the issue, his efforts were in vain. Tinnu argued that if Madhuri had to object, she should have done it before signing the film. Soon after the incident, the director started looking for a replacement for Madhuri in the film, However, Madhuri later agreed to do the scene. 

Tinnu Anand’s film, Shanakht starring Madhuri Dixit and Amitabh Bachchan later got shelved.

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