Producer Boney Kapoor started his career working with producer director Shakti Samant. Along with his father, he also produced films like Hum Paanch and Woh Saat Din.
When Boney Kapoor saw Sridevi’s film Solhwa Sawan, he decided that he would cast this beautiful heroine in his next film. When Boney Kapoor was thinking of making Mr. India, Sridevi was the only heroine in his mind. Many people suggested that a new heroine be chosen because Sridevi is a big star and charges very high fees for her films. But Boney Kapoor had decided that Sridevi would be the heroine.
When he contacted Sridevi, she said, you tell the story of the film and whatever you want to say, you should decide after talking to my mother, she takes all my decisions. Also, Sridevi had explained to her mother that if a producer named Boney Kapoor comes to talk to you about his film, then you should make some excuse so that he does not take me in the film because he has been chasing me for a long time.
To cast a heroine in his film. When Boney Kapoor went to meet Sridevi’s mother and even before there was talk of the film, Sridevi’s mother told Boney Kapoor that Sridevi will take Rs 10 lakh to work in your film. This amount was not only very high but was also many times more than the fees charged by Sridevi for other films. Boney Kapoor remained silent for a while and said that he could not give Rs 10 lakh.
On this, Sridevi’s mother felt that now Boney Kapoor will definitely get up and leave but then Boney Kapoor said that he will give your daughter not Rs 10 lakh but Rs 11 lakh for his film. Hearing this, Sridevi’s mother was left speechless. Boney Kapoor also said that the fees your daughter charges for her films is very less. He should take at least Rs 15 lakh. Later, on the request of Boney Kapoor, Sridevi asked for Rs 15 lakh for the film Chandni, which she got.