Anil Kapoor And Rani Mukherjee
Anil Kapoor had successful combination with most of the leading actresses of the 80s and 90s, as he had steady box-office all along his career. Rani Mukherjee had shown her acting capability in the last 10 years and has been considered as one of the most versatile performers of the recent time.
Both of them acted together in the film Nayak. Anil Kapoor was a journalist in the film who got a scope of interviewing the Chief Minister of the state, played by Amrish Puri. He was bold enough to ask questions relating to performance of the ministry and the development of the state.
The CM had no proper answer to provide and he fumbled with the responses. At the end he said he could have passed an ordinance and made the journalist a CM for a day, and he would also have realised the challenges that the ministry faces.
Anil Kapoor accepted the challenge. He dismissed all those officers who did not work and misused their power during their tenure. He took strong measures against the corrupted businessmen and also the underworld people.
What he did in one day, many governments failed to do in months time. During that period he visited the village of Rani Mukherjee and got impressed with her innocence. Her father never wanted to get her married to him as he did not have secured job. The songs in the film “challo chale mitwa”, sung by Udit Narayan and picturised on Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee, became very successful.
Ultimately Anil Kapoor contested elections as the people in that place compelled him to face it. Even Paresh Rawal insisted on the issue. He won the elections as people saw his honesty and integrity during the tenure of CM for a day. The film was very successful.
Both the performers (Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee) still have a lot of acting left in them and the viewers expect them to act together in more films in future.
By: Rumi Chatterji.