Much has been said and written about director ram Gopal Varma's fascination for sridevi, but nothing comes quite as close to what he himself reveals in his book, Guns & Thighs. Like, say for example, that ram gopal varma would wait in long queues during his engineering days just to watch Sridevi's latest release on the big screen.
In this week's tuesday Trivia, we turn the pages of Varma's book, where he spoke about working with sridevi for the first time and the reason why he hated boney Kapoor. varma dreamt of working with sridevi ever since he stepped into the industry, and he landed the opportunity when his debut film, shiva (1990), became a huge hit. "Producer Gopala reddy S came to me and asked if I was interested in doing a film with Sridevi. I said, ' Are you mad or what? I will die just to see her,'" varma wrote.
Gopala reddy arranged a meeting between varma and sridevi, things fell into place and varma started writing Kshana Kashanam, a 1991 telugu film, with sridevi in mind. "Kshana Kashanam was my love letter to Sridevi. Throughout the making of the film, I just couldn't take my eyes off her. Her charm, her beauty, her personality and her demeanour were a new discovery for me. She had an invisible wall around her, and she did not let anyone cross that." sridevi was the biggest actress of her generation, at the peak of her popularity, and varma explained the same with just one instance in the book.