Sonali Bendre In Indias Best Dramebaaz


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In 1997, Bendre starred in Bhai. She played a tomboy girl called Meenu. She falls in love with Kundan played by Sunil Shetty. It released during Diwali along Dil To Pagal Hai, Ghulam-E-Mustafa and Deewana Mastana. However, it was a hit. Also, her acting in the movie got praised. Next, she was seen Tarazu along Akshay Kumar. The movie performed moderately well. Lastly, she starred in an action film Qahar opposite Sunny Deol and it became a success. In 1998, Bendre starred in Keemat opposite Saif Ali Khan. The movie was also starred by Raveena Tandon and Akshay Kumar. This movie didn't make a good business. Next, she starred in Duplicate along Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla. Bendre played a bar dancer, Lily. She was in love with the bad guy, Manu. The movie didn't make enough money, but she got critical acclaim. The song Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam in which she featured became an iconic one. Next, she starred in Humse Badhkar Kaun, it was a flop. In the same year, Bendre starred in Major Saab. The movie did very well financially. Again, she got a critical claim. Then, Bendre became a part of Angaaray opposite Nagarjuna. It became a success. Along Ajay Devgn, Bendre featured in a National Award movie Zakhm. Bendre played Sonia, main character's wife. Again, she gained critical claim for her role.