The 2003 film ‘Andaaz’ marked the debut of two sensational beauties Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta. The Miss Universe and Miss World were paired opposite Akshay Kumar in the Raj Kanwar directorial.
As Andaaz clocks 18 years since it’s release, producer of the film Suneel Darshan opens up in a statement shared by his team:
"The fresh & youthful elixir of Beauty queens Lara Dutta & Priyanka Chopra who were introduced opposite Akshay Kumar and Nadeem Shravan's smash-hit music ensured its resounding success.”
Priyanka Chopra, who played one of the female leads in the film also goes down the memory lane and reminisces about her debut film and her first co stars:
“Andaaz will always have a special place in my heart because it was one the first films I signed and started filming for. I will always remember Suneel Darshan & Raj Kanwar fondly for taking a chance on a newbie with no experience, Lara and Akshay for being such understanding and supportive co-stars. As Lara has said before, we were such kaccha papads but this film gave us the confidence to believe that we could actually make this dream a reality. To this day, I remember standing in the back of the theatre, watching in shock and awe as the audience reacted so positively to the film. Thank you to the whole team for everything and for the most amazing memories."
Andaaz, released in 2003, is amongst the 7 movies Suneel Darshan & Akshay Kumar teamed up for besides Jaanwar, Ek Rishtaa-The Bond of Love, Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Talaash-the hunt begins, Mere Jeevan Saathi & Dosti-friends forever.
Both the movie & its songs continue to draw unprecedented patronage on the Music, Satellite, Tv & digital platforms even today.