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Was offered to play lead opposite Sridevi in "Chaalbaaz", says Anil Kapoor

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

has revealed that he was offered to play one of the male leads opposite in the 1989 blockbuster "Chaalbaaz", which had the late in a double role.

The male leads in the film were finally played by and

"Srideviji was a complete entertainer, she could fill the screen with her powerful persona. When I was offered 'Chalbaaz', I thought what will I get to do in front of Srideviji, who is doing everything in her double role.

"As an I felt a bit hesitant, so I refused the movie. She created magic on screen the way she portrayed the double role with finesse, which nobody could match," Kapoor said on Star Plus reality show "Dance+4" which paid a tribute to

Sridevi, who married Anil's elder brother, Boney Kapoor, frequently collaborated with her brother-in-law, including the sci-fi cult classic "Mr India" but Kapoor's favourite film is "Sadma". He believes she should have won a National film award for her role in the movie.

"Her brilliant act in Sadma' will always remain unmatched. Some movies and actors live forever and Srideviji unparalleled act in is one of them," he said.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:10 IST