The 90s were a bizarre time in the Hindi film industry. It wasn’t as structured as it is now – scripts were still being written moments before the camera rolled, you were probably the only woman on set and actors were shooting for multiple films simultaneously in stressful conditions. We asked filmmakers and actors who did their best work in the 90s what their favourite memory of that crazy period was. Here’s what they said:
Kajol looks like a fruitcake in a scene in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. We wanted to make her look over the top and this was our version of over the top. I’ve seen many girls dress like this normally today, but this was considered funny in the ’90s. Also, if you zoom into a signage in the train station sequence pre-interval (in the second photo), it’s meant to be in Faridabad. We didn’t go to Faridabad, we went to Mauritius to shoot this college. In Mauritius, clearly I didn’t think even that was good enough. So one particular scene (the famous bench scene where Shah Rukh and Rani console Kajol) was not shot in Mauritius, certainly not in Faridabad, but this is in Scotland. A college meant to be in Faridabad has travelled everywhere but Faridabad.