Rahul Rawail was directing Saif Ali Khan in Bekhudi that was supposed to be his debut film. However, it didn’t materialise, and Saif Ali Khan later made his debut with Aashiq Aawara. But Rahul Rawail was also the director of Amrita Singh’s debut film, and knew her well.
So, the story goes that Rahul Rawail had invited all his actors for a photoshoot with Saif and Kajol. Amrita Singh was also a part of the said photoshoot. But she did not pay any attention to Saif Ali Khan!
In her own words, “I was so conscious about my other hero around that I didn’t really think of him (Saif).”
When asked about who this other actor was, Saif replied, ‘Sunny’ (Deol).
It was only later, that Saif Ali Khan asked her out for dinner, and their romance bloomed.