Actor Shah Rukh Khan worked in the 1990s under the direction of Hema Malini, Dil Aashna Hai. In an old interview, Shah Rukh Khan revealed that Hema once ‘combed’ his hair during their shooting. Shah Rukh and Hema were last seen together in Veer-Zaara, which came out in 2004. Also read: When Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla re-created the song of Salman-Aishwarya. Watch
Dil Aashna Hai was produced and directed by Hema under the banner of HM Creations. The film starred Shah Rukh, Divya Bharti, jeetendraMithun Chakraborty, Dimple Kapadia, Amrita Singh and Sonu Walia. Dil Aashna HaiDil Aashna Hai was the first film to be signed by Shah Rukh in 1991, but due to delays, it was released in December 1992. The release came just a few months after he made his debut with Deewana, which came out in June 1992.
During an appearance on the Indian TV show Aap Ki Adalat, Shah Rukh revealed that: Hema Malini called him for work and said to him, “’You should do makeup and stuff’. I told her, ‘I’m a boy from Delhi and I don’t know much about makeup’. Then Hema ji came to me and combed my hair, that was the day I decided that I will stay here and never leave Mumbai.”
In her biography, Hema Malini: Beyond The Dream Girl, Hema wrote that she didn’t like Shah Rukh’s hair during his audition because she couldn’t see his eyes. An excerpt from her book reads, as quoted by Filmfare: “Hema remembers how nervous Shah Rukh had been during that first meeting. Apparently every question of hers was answered with a breathless, incoherent answer! The first audition left her dissatisfied. Hema suggested they try again — this time with gelled hair and his colorful jacket replaced with a plain T-shirt. The results were satisfactory, but to be doubly sure, Hema summoned Dharmendra to meet the young actor. Dharam, it is believed, immediately fell on the young man.”
Shah Rukh is currently preparing for Pathan’s release. The film is supported by Yash Raj Films and directed by Siddharth Anand and stars Shah Rukh in the lead role. The film also features Deepika Padukone and John Abraham and will be released on January 25, 2023.
In Jawan, Shah Rukh collaborates with filmmaker Atlee. The film will hit theaters on June 2, 2023. Besides these films, Shah Rukh can also be seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki. Along with Shah Rukh, Taapsee Pannu is also part of the film that will be released on December 22, 2023.