She told Bollywood Hungama that Bhansali had written a beautiful complimentary letter after watching Gadar. When she met him, the filmmaker told her, ‘Ameesha, you should retire now.’
When Ameesha asked him, ‘Why?’ He replied, ‘Because you’ve already achieved in two films what most people don’t achieve in their entire career.Once in a lifetime, a Mughal-e-Azam, a Mother India, a Pakeezah, a Sholay gets made. You had it in your second film. So what’s next?’
Ameesha didn’t understand Bhansali’s compliment at that time because she was new to the film industry. She added that what Bhansali said, turned out to be true throughout her career Gadar surpassed the expectations to that of her dream debut film, Kaho Na… Pyaar Hai with Hrithik Roshan.
“Gadar set the bar so high that anything in my films that were superhits after that, whether it was Humraaz, Bhool Bhulaiyaa or Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., it was a straight comparison to Gadar,” she said.
Meanwhile, Gadar 2 is now inching closer to Rs 400 crore mark at the box office. The movie has set a new record by beating the collections of Aamir Khan’s Dangal on the second Monday since being released.