“My God! It’s so long ago…And now Kundan Shah has gone. I learnt so much working with him. I was so young and so raw. But I wanted to be an actor. I auditioned for the role in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa.
And was pleasantly surprised when I was selected to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan. We shot mostly in Goa , and then some inMumbai. I remember the sweltering heat in Goa.And how much I’d cry(laughs).
Kundan would tell me to do a scene one way and I’d do it another. He would then get upset, and I’d burst into tears. Those days I cried a lot. I have very pleasant memories of working in KabhiHaan Kabhi Na. I did keep in touch with Kundan after that.
In recent times I had promised to take my daughter Kaveri to meet him over a meal. Unfortunately it didn’t happen. I remember Kundan Shah as alearned articulate softspoken man who made cult classics like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na.
If his later works didn’t make the same impact it was because he couldn’t understand the changing politics and economics of the entertainment industry.”