Ranjeet He is known for his negative roles in Indian cinema and for being the 'bad guy'. So much so that even in real life, when someone sees him, his image on screen is somehow always in everyone's mind. In a recent interview, Ranjeet discussed one such negative role and an example where he had to take a sexual abuse scene with Madhuri said.
This scene was from the moviePrem Pratigya' when Ranjeet was supposed to do a molestation scene with Madhuri Dixit and she started crying! He said in an interview with ANI, “She (Madhuri Dixit) started crying and refused to do the scene. I didn't know about the situation… some art director told me. The crying continued, I had to go for another shoot and I told them to call her. But no one told me that Madhuri is not agreeing. Ultimately, she agreed. Veeru Devgan was the master of the fight. He said we will keep rolling the camera: 'beech mein camera cut nahi hona chahiye (the scene must not be interrupted)'. Sexual abuse is part of our work. The villain is not bad. All my heroines liked me a lot because I never used force.”
He further added that it would be a lot of fun on the sets, “I used to have fun on the sets, like when I would tell my co-stars, 'dear thoda udhar muh karo mai change kar leta hu (face the other side, I will change).' I wasn't even used to going to the makeup room. Very normal and everything. I was accepted like that, otherwise they would say I'm fake,” he said.
In the same interview, Ranjeet also spoke about his friendship with Parveen Babi and said that they bonded well. He also revealed that he was asked to play Gabbar in 'Sholay' but he turned it down!