On April 30, 1999, John Mathew Mathan’s patriotic action drama, Sarfarosh released which witnessed the perfectionist Aamir Khan and the gorgeous and talented actress Sonali Bendre Behl sharing the screen space for the first time. The movie also marked the directorial first for John.
Many of us were in schools when the film released, and it left an indelible impression on our young minds. On the 17th anniversary of the most critically acclaimed and box office hit of the 90’s – Sarfarosh, we bring to you our favourite moments of the very charming Sonali Bendre Behl from the movie.
Sonali-Aamir’s sizzling chemistry: “Jo haal dil ka” epitomised Bollywood’s formula of romancing in the rain. What made it even more special is Sonali Bendre’s sizzling chemistry with co-actor Aamir Khan. We got to see a different side to the pretty and innocent Sonali and we loved it!
The charm and innocence: The trademark dialogue Sonali kept repeating in the film “Don’t Mind” was not only charming but also added a sense of comedy to the otherwise intense storyline. Sonali was like the breath of fresh air amidst the high voltage drama that went on in this patriotic action thriller.
Carefree attitude: The nonchalant and carefree attitude with which Sonali keeps dropping her scarf and the smitten Aamir keeps picking it up brings a smile to all our faces. If you have seen the movie than you know what we are talking about. The scarf moment is a depiction of true innocence and young romance and nobody but Sonali could have pulled this off better.
Sonali’s acting prowess: Sonali was brilliant in portraying the role of Seema the supportive other half to Aamir. Starring opposite two acting stalwarts Aamir and Naseeruddin Shah, Sonali not only gave a noteworthy performance but also matched up to her co-actors. Her performance left a lasting effect on the minds of the viewer and made them fall in love with her grace and beauty.