Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Juhi Chawla, Amitabh
Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Sunil Shetty
is the story of a young girl called Lacchi (Rani
Mukerji) who gets married to a merchant.
its way home, the wedding party takes a much needed
break under a banyan tree little knowing that it is the
habitat of a ghost.
the newly wedded Lacchi lifts her veil, the ghost falls
in love with her innocence and beauty.
on the wedding night itself, the groom leaves home for
five long years on account of his business.
the ghost gets to learn about this when the groom takes
a break under the same banyan tree.
the ghost takes the guise of the husband and enters
Lacchi's life. It is not long before she is pregnant.
few years later when the husband returns home, the
villagers and the relatives are bewildered to see two of
the same people.
this situation gets resolved forms the crux of Paheli.
is a film which shows the dilemma of a girl who had to
choose between the ghost's eternal love and her
husband's insensitive feelings.
highlight of this film is a sequence involving a camel
race which has been shot in the scenic deserts of
Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.
Rukh Khan was so impressed with the script that he not
only decided to produce the film but also managed to get
Bollywood's best - Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukherji and
Juhi Chawla- to work in the film.