Salman Khan was not the director’s first choice, Munni’s maternal uncle was about to become a superstar, Nawaz also suffered!
New Delhi. Salman Khan (Salman Khan)’s blockbuster ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) was released in cinemas on 17 July 2015. Released a day before Eid, the film had a great opening at the box office. Made in a budget of Rs 90 crore, the film collected more than Rs 969 crore at the box office. It earned Rs 325 crore at the domestic box office. Overall, this film of that year proved to be a superhit film. But let us tell you one thing related to this film that even though Salman Khan had won everyone’s heart by playing the role of Bajrangi in this film, he was not the first lead choice of the film. Along with this, Nawazuddin Siddiqui (who plays the role of Pakistani television reporter Chand Nawab)nawazuddin siddiqui) was also not the director’s first choice.
Let us tell you that the film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is one of the top rated films of Salman Khan. Kabir Khan (kabir khan) had directed. While the story of this film was written by KV, father of SS Rajamouli, director of South’s superhit ‘Bahubali’. Vijayendra Prasad (V. Vijayendra Prasad) has written. Once Vijayendra Prasad had told about the film that other directors Kabir Khan and Salman Khan were the first choice for this film. At the same time, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was also liked in the second time.
Rakesh Roshan was to direct the film
According to IMDB’s report, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ writer KV Vijayendra Prasad took the story to Bollywood director Rakesh Roshan (Rakesh Roshan) went to. He wanted to do this film with him and Hrithik Roshan (Hrithik Roshan) wanted to take. Vijayendra Prasad wanted to co-produce this film while Rakesh Roshan was not in favor of it. Because he never wanted to co-produce any film with anyone. This was the reason that this film fell in the hands of Salman Khan’s production company Salman Khan Films and Kabir Khan and Salman became its lead actor while Kabir Khan became the director.
These superstars rejected the lead role
According to the report, apart from Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan was also offered the role of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, although things did not work out. Once in an interview Rockline Venkatesh, the producer of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ also revealed that Allu Arjun (Allu Arjun) and Rajinikanth (Rajinikanth) Puneet Rajkumar, and Aamir Khan (Aamir Khan) Like superstars also heard the story. However, for some reason they could not come together. Later, director Kabir Khan narrated the story to Salman Khan, who happily gave the green signal to the project.”
Emraan Hashmi was the first choice of the makers
According to the report, Emraan Hashmi was the first choice of the makers for the role of Chand Nawab, however, he refused due to the small role and Nawazuddin Siddiqui won the hearts of the audience by becoming Chand Nawab, but during the shooting of the film, he Had to face ups and downs many times.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 25, 2023, 18:40 IST