Anil Kapoor and Sridevi made a terrific pair. Their films like 'Lamhe' and 'Judaai' will forever be etched in the minds of the audience.
But Anil wasn’t comfortable with the fact that Sridevi was a bigger star. This is why he would decline films in which his role wasn’t as significant as hers.
Two of Sridevi’s blockbusters in the 1980s that Anil turned down for this very reason were Pankaj Parashar’s 'Chaalbaaz' and Yash Chopra’s 'Chandni'.
Says a family friend, “Anil always had apprehensions about being overshadowed by Sridevi. Whenever he found the hero’s role to be weaker, he would decline the offer. It is another matter that Sridevi walked away with all the adulation, although the film was named after Anil’s character in 'Mr. India.'”...