Ameesha Patel: Sunny Deol and me were ‘semi-ghost directors’ on Gadar 2; it would have been ‘gutter’

The actor accused the film’s director Anil Sharma for having a ‘hidden agenda’
Ameesha Patel and Sunny Deol
Ameesha Patel and Sunny Deol

Actor Ameesha Patel, who was seen last year reprising her role of Sakina in the blockbuster Gadar 2, recently said in an interview that she and co-actor Sunny Deol served as “semi-ghost directors” on the film.

The movie was directed by Anil Sharma, whom Ameesha accused of having a “hidden agenda.”

In a conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Ameesha said that a “lot of corrections” were made in the film and the actors had a lot of “arguments with the director.”

“There were a lot of corrections made in Gadar 2 by Sunny and me to make it what it was because it was being steered in a direction that we were unhappy with. We did a lot of reshoots for it and a lot of editing on our part,” she said.

She added that there was a lot of “creative discomfort that Sunny and I both had, and the journey was not an easy one. We both did a lot of editing, reshooting.”

“Sunny and me were almost like semi ghost directors on that,” she said. “There was another hidden agenda that was with Mr Anil Sharma. He was deviating from making Gadar.”

The Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai (2010) actor then credited her business partner Kunal Goomer for stepping in, and said that the film “was actually going very wrong,” but he brought it on the right track. She also claimed that Gadar 2 “was actually going to be ‘gutter'” had Kunal not stepped in to save the film

When asked about Gadar 3, Ameesha said that she is yet to find out if she is a part of the film, but added that she has certain conditions. She mentioned that she will only be a part of the film if her character Sakeena and Sunny’s character Tara are given enough screen time together, as she believes that they are the essence of the franchise. She also added that even though the story of Gadar 2 ended on a note where their on-screen son might get married, she would never play a mother-in-law on screen.

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