It is a known fact that two Bollywood actresses can rarely be friends. Professional jealousy and competition often come into play. While there were some big catfights back in the day between stars like Kareena Kapoor and Ameesha Patel to name just two of them, there were other rivalries that never got reported. One such rivalry was between Shilpa Shetty and Kajol. Kajol, who made her debut in Bekhudi was seen in Baazigar with Shilpa Shetty who made her debut in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer.
Now, years later, Shilpa has revealed that she was mighty upset with Kajol because the super-hit song 'Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen' was filmed on the latter. Incidentally, Kajol was the second lead of the film but fortunately, she got the two best songs of the movie - 'Baazigar O Baazigar' (the title song) and 'Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen.' Both these numbers were blockbusters and played a huge role in making the film a hit. Shilpa's song with Shah Rukh Khan, Kitabein Bahut Si was a semi-hit and couldn't be compared to the songs done with Kajol.
Shilpa confessed to her disappointment on the show Super Dancer 3 when singer Kumar Sanu came as a guest. Both the songs were sung by Kumar Sanu. According to Shilpa that song did not suit Kajol and should have been picturised on her instead of Kajol. But perhaps the actress was joking as she immediately burst into laughter. Or perhaps she didn’t want to create a controversy!
However, the message was delivered perfectly.
Baazigar turned out to be a massive success and changed the fortunes of the stars associated with it. The pair of Shah Rukh and Kajol, went on to become one of the most iconic pairs in Hindi cinema. They made several films together and achieved the zenith of fame with Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge that has the record of being the longest running film in India. Shilpa Shetty, on the other hand, could never recreate the magic with Shah Rukh Khan again. While she herself was very successful, she could never get a hit as big as DDLJ or forge a pair with any other actor in her entire career in Bollywood.
Shilpa and Kajol were never known to bond professionally and personally and they didn’t do any film either. Shilpa has not even worked with Shah Rukh Khan though her debut was with him.