MUMBAI: It isn’t only Amitabh Bachchan who had long discussions with his director Puri Jagannath on how his character should talk in Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap.
Actress Raveena Tandon too had issues with the strong words used by her character in the movie. Apparently at one point she refused to mouth the words that were given to her.
A source tells Businessofcinema.com, “Raveena plays a common working-class girl. She had issues from the start on how her character spoke. When she was told about the dialogues, she pointed out to the director that a girl like the one she’s playing would never speak this way. But Puri, who comes from Telugu cinema, is used to the more street-smart language. He insisted that she speak in a earthy (read: crass) way.”
Matters came to a head on the sets one day when Raveena just about had enough. Adds the source, “She called Puri aside and very firmly told him that the dialogues given to her may have been fine in the Telugu original but they were not for her, as an actress or for her character either.”
Puri, it seems, had no option but to change the dialogues.
When contacted by Businessofcinema.com, Raveena said, “Come on, there are differences of opinion over the dialogues in every film. My director felt my character should speak one way. I felt she should speak in another way. That’s it. There were no fights over the issue.”