Gadar- Ek Prem Katha is an iconic film with several of its dialogues still finding their way into daily conversations. The movie turns 20 this year. There were rumors that Govinda and Kajol were the original choices for the lead roles and director Anil Sharma threw some light on these rumors recently.
The director said that he was shooting a movie with Govinda when he narrated the story of Gadar to him. He revealed that Govinda actually got scared after listening to the story of the movie. He further added that Govinda never really signed on the dotted line and eventually Sunny Deol played the role of Tara Singh.
Apparently, Govinda was skeptical about whether a movie like this can be pulled off or not. A large chunk of the movies was showcasing Pakistan and recreating it would be difficult in those times. Nobody has attempted that at that time.
Several names were being discussed for the character of Sakina too but finally, the role was played by Amisha Patel.
During an interaction with Hindustan Times, director Anil Sharma talked about the film and said that still no one can attempt a film like this and the concept of a remake is a futile idea. He also said that he would have liked to cast a young Dharmendra in the film but Sunny was a perfect choice too.