Aashik Aawara (1993)

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Oh bloody hell! Not that her (Mamta Kulkarni’s) hair is any better. Mamta Kulkarni was taking these pills – these white pills. And I said, “What are you taking?” She said, “They stop me from sweating.” So I said, “Is it good to not sweat? It’s so hot!” There were no air-conditioners in those days.

I was dancing on my knees later and they were bleeding. And Saroj Khan was saying these filmy things like “Dekho yeh khoon tumhe kahaan pahuchata hai!” It was really hot and I had a tough time doing these steps. When it aired, it was a hit song. Akshay Kumar called me and he was just laughing non-stop on the phone. He called it a masterpiece. We still laugh about this actually.

I had done Parampara with Yash (Chopra) ji, but this is one of the first songs I did. Saroj Khan said, “Keep moving your hair, it looks good.” And I signed a couple of shampoo ads. It worked out well. This was what, 1992? It was quite a cool haircut for then.

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