It’s been almost twenty years since Farah Khan choreographed the dance sequences for Jiya Jale, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta, from the film Dil Se. During a candid conversation with a Mid Day, Farah revealed why the song only features Preity Zinta in most shots. She told the leading tabloid that the reason why Shah Rukh Khan made irregular appearances in the song was because he didn’t show up for the shoot.
It seems that Farah had jokingly told SRK that she was going to have him come out of the waterfall wearing nothing but a white dhobi. Perhaps SRK took her seriously because on the say of the shoot, he said that he was lost. “Of course, I was joking with him; but that’s the first time in 25 years that he didn’t land up for a shoot. He said he lost his way and there were no Google maps then. We were in a forest in Kerala,” she said. She went on to say, “If you go back and see the song, Preity Zinta is alone with the dancers in the waterfall portion because Shah Rukh did not turn up.”
Dil Se was Preity’s Bollywood debut but she played a supporting role in Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film, where as Manisha Koirala played the female lead. Well, as of now, Preity has taken a sabbatical from her acting career. She married Gene Goodenough in 2016. Currently she is actively involved with her IPL team Kings XI Punjab. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.