Remember Sridevi’s Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja? 25 Years Later, Satish Kaushik Apologises To Boney Kapoor
Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik (who appears to have an unverified profile on Twitter) wrote a note addressed to producer Boney Kapoor, exactly 25 years after Sridevi’s Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Rajareleased. Mr Kaushik, who made his debut as a director with the film, starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi in lead roles, apologised to Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor for the film’s failure. Fondly remembering Sridevi, this is what Mr Kaushik tweeted: “Yes, 25 years ago it was a disaster at box office but it was my first child and will remain close to heart. Remembering madam #SrideviLivesForever and my sorry to Boney Kapoor who gave me a break but was broke after the film. Celebrating 25 years of RKRCKR.” In his tweet, Satish Kaushik also tagged Anil Kapoor, Javed Akhtar (who wrote the film’s script) and Anupam Kher (who played the antagonist). Jackie Shroff also featured in a supporting role in the film.
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja is considered to be one of the most high-budget films of the Nineties. The movie went on floors sometime in 1987 with Shekhar Kapur as the director but after he opted out of the project, Satish Kaushik was signed up to helm the film, which finally released on April 16, 1993. The delay in the film’s release had further accentuated the huge budget of the movie but tanked miserably upon release. Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Rajamay have flopped at the box office but turned out to be a cult action-drama film over the years. The film cast both Anil Kapoor and Sridevi as orphans, who befriended each other at an orphanage only to be separated later. Years later, they reunited to avenge the death of their fathers.