By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: In Anees Bazmi’s Welcome Back, Anil Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia would be seen reprising their famous Tera saath hai kitna pyara tumble-in-the-hay song from Feroz Khan’s Jaanbaaz.
Both Anees and his producer Feroze Nadiadwala are huge FK (Feroz Khan) fans.
In fact, Welcome had starred Feroz Khan. Neseeruddin Shah has taken over the role now.
They were the quintessential screen scorchers of the 1970s and 80s. Dimple Kapadia’s love-making sequence with a bare-chested Anil Kapoor in Feroz Khan’s Jaanbaaz had set the screen on fire.
It had also famously prompted Dimple to call Anil “a barbar’s nightmare.”
Remind him of this, and Anil, who is now shooting with Dimple again says, “Oh God! That was like ages ago. Dimple and I last worked together in Ram Lakhan, though in that film she was opposite Jackie Shroff. She is a fantastic person and such a good actress. We’ve been catching up on old times.”
Anil regrets he hadn’t connected with Dimple all these years. “She was very busy with her own life. I had my own commitments. It’s difficult to keep in touch in this profession. I am glad we are working together. She hasn’t changed at all.”
Though Dimple is paired opposite both Anil and Nana in Welcome Back she is seen largely in Anil’s company.
Nana, we are told, is not in a gregarious mood and likes to keep to himself between shots.