Andaz Apna Apna was to play Amrish Puri as the antithesis of Mogambo, Zorambo: Shakti Kapoor
The success of the cult comedy, Andaz Apna Apna, directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, cannot be attributed to any actor. The entire cast of the film, including actors Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor, Shehzad Khan and Viju Khote, made it a laughing riot with their hilarious one-liners and their perfect comedic timing. . Now imagine what would have happened if actor Amrish Puri had also been added to this group of talented actors?
Shakti Kapoor, who tried out the role of Crime Master Gogo, recently revealed that Puri was supposed to play the role of Zorambo, an antithesis to his character Mogambo from Mr India, in Andaz Apna Apna. But her character was removed from the movie because director Santoshi thought the movie was getting too long.
In a recent interaction with News18, Kapoor, who claimed to be Mogambo’s nephew in Andaz Apna Apna, said: “It would have been so fun to have him in the movie. While Mogambo used to laugh and say, “Mogambo khush hua”, Zorambo was supposed to be a sad soul who would say, “Zorambo khush nahi hua”. But our director Rajkumar Santoshi had to remove the character as the film length increased. “
Recently, Kapoor appeared as his iconic Crime Master Gogo character in a recent promo of the next Disney Plus Hotstar project. He left comedy-drama fans nostalgic by recreating his hilarious dialogue, “Crime Master Gogo, Aaya hun, kuch toh loot kar jaaunga”. The streaming platform promoted the video saying “Gogo is Back”, leaving fans excited.
Andaz Apna Apna was a box office flop when it was released in the 90s. However, the film has achieved cult status over the years. Its television broadcast, online broadcast and other formats wowed audiences, ultimately declaring it an iconic comedy. The movie, to date, remains the most watched across all mediums, with an IMDb rating of 8.20.
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