Kajol didn't watch Neal 'n' Nikki for THIS reason; Tanishaa Mukerji recalls slipping into 'coma' during shoot

Tanishaa Mukerji reveals that sister Kajol still hasn't seen Neal 'n' Nikki to this day and shares a memory of slipping into a coma during the filming of her debut, Sssshhh...!

Updated on Jan 05, 2024  |  08:35 AM IST |  150.7K
Kajol didn't watch Neal 'n' Nikki for THIS reason; Tanishaa Mukerji recalls slipping into 'coma' during shoot
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Tanishaa Mukerji, a radiant actress known for her versatile talent, marked her debut in 2003 with the multi-starrer Sssshhh… However, it wasn't until 2005 that she secured a lead role in the Yash Raj Films production Neal N Nikki, opposite Uday Chopra. Although the movie found favor with the masses, critical reception was mixed, and it didn't serve as a major breakthrough for her career. In a recent revelation, Tanishaa shared insights into the film's many kissing scenes, noting that her elder sister, Kajol, has chosen not to watch it to this day.

Tanishaa Mukerji was dating Uday Chopra during Neal N Nikki's shoot

During a conversation with Siddharth Kannan, Tanishaa Mukerji opened up about the abundance of on-screen kissing in Neal N Nikki. She revealed that the film featured quite a bit of kissing, making her sister Kajol refrain from watching it even to this day. Tanishaa pointed out the conservativeness that still exists in the country, acknowledging the hesitation around such scenes.

Reflecting on the experience, the actress expressed that if the film were offered to her today, she would approach it differently, considering its impact on young minds. She didn't delve deeply into it at the time.


When asked about her on-screen kissing experience, she shared that it was comfortable since she and Uday were already dating during the film's shoot. Their relationship made the scenes easier, feeling like she was kissing her boyfriend. Tanishaa and Uday first met on the sets of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, where Uday was assisting his brother Aditya Chopra, the director of the film, and Tanishaa had accompanied her sister Kajol.


Tanishaa Mukerji discloses that her mother, Tanuja, feared she had lost her after the accident

In the course of the conversation, the Tango Charlie actress shared a profound revelation about a challenging chapter in her life. It came to light that she had experienced a stint in a coma, the aftermath of a serious accident during the filming of her debut movie, Sssshhh… This incident, marked by a significant concussion, left her unconscious for a considerable period.

During a segment of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa, she provided a detailed account of the accident. While shooting for Sssshhh… in Manali, she, along with Dino Morea, Gaurav Kapur, and director Pavan S. Kaul, was involved in a car mishap. The car skidded due to a back tire issue, resulting in a dramatic overturn. While others in the vehicle suffered hand fractures, Tanishaa found herself outside the car, rolling underneath it.

Remarkably, she currently holds no memory of the accident; the recollection has been entirely erased from her life. Her mother, Tanuja, was terrified, initially thinking she had lost her daughter.

Post the accident, medical professionals advised Tanishaa against further work. However, the producers of Sssshhh… insisted that she complete the film to prevent its shelving. Over the course of a year, Tanishaa battled through the challenges, allowing her concussion and brain swelling to subside, ultimately persevering to successfully conclude the movie.

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