Actor and politician Urmila Matondkar has starred in many movies in her career but the one movie that people most associate her with is Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela. Earlier, there were rumours that the cult film might be remade and the actress has now said that there is no “hard and fast rule” about the remaking of a movie and cited some remakes that were “great” but failed to impress.
In the 1995 film, Matondkar plays the character of a beautiful damsel called Mili who comes from middle-class backgrounds but has dreams of becoming a famous star. On the way, she falls into a love triangle with childhood friend Munna (Aamir Khan) and the lead actor of her film, Raj (Jackie Shroff). Matondkar’s dance sequence with Shroff in the song, Hai Rama is one of the steamiest sequences ever shot in Bollywood.
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“I think it’s a little unfair to make one rule for all. Some of the remakes turn out to be great and some don’t hit the mark because you can’t forget the original,” the actress told the Times of India.
“Those films were big because we had made such an impact on the audience’s minds. It’s very difficult for any actor or maker to recreate that every time. So, some of them really work and some of them don’t; I don’t think there’s any hard and fast rule whether they should be made or not made. Even in Hollywood, it’s the same thing,” she added.
While Rangeela may have turned her into a household name, Matondkar had earlier starred in films like Masoom and Karm as a child artiste. She has acted in films like Judaai, Satya, Khoobsurat, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Bhoot and Ek Hasina Thi.
In 2018, after a long hiatus, the actress made a comeback with a song in Abhinay Deo’s Blackmail in 2018.
[Image Credit: Urmila Matondkar]