Kapoor & Sons is one of those movies that Bollywood will cherish for days to come. It was a coming of age movie, perhaps the only film which addressed the homosexual character with sincerity and dignity. We definitely have to thank Fawad Khan and director Shakun Batra for that.
The deft handling of the character made it a clutter breaking film of last year. It is also one of the profitable films of 2016. But would you believe if we tell you Fawad Khan was not the first choice for the film? Yes, Karan Johar revealed that it was Saif Ali Khan who was approached for it which Fawad played later.
Karan revealed it on Koffee With Karan’s today’s episode saying that many didn’t know Saif was approached for it. The actor looked deeply regretful for saying no to it. He said it a lot of time. Kangana who was on the couch along with him enquired which role it was, Karan told her it was the Fawad’s role.
Although she said she would have loved to see Saif in that role, she loves Fawad too. After saying ‘a mistake’ plenty of times, Saif also informed how Kareena called him a ‘stupid’ for saying no to it. “And with a wife at home saying you have been incredibly stupid Shakun is one of the best directors you will work with, ” Saif informed. Given the fact that Kareena Kapoor Khan had worked with him on Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu, she knew better. But sadly he didn’t agree to it.
Here is list of films that was rejected by one actor and done by another actor and these movies became super hit. Some of the films will give you shock if your favourite actor rejected it.
AISHWARYA RAI – RAJA HINDUSTANI
Director Dharmesh Darshan wanted to cast Aishwarya in this movie. But Ash, model at that time was preparing for Miss World contest (she eventually won the contest and became first Indian to win Miss World) and could not take the offer.
KATRINA KAIF – YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI
Katrina refused due to busy schedule and Deepika grabs it with open arms.
SAIF ALI KHAN – DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE
Shah Rukh Khan must thank Saif Ali Khan for his entire life for rejecting this movie. This movie changed the career of Shahrukh Khan.
KAREENA KAPOOR KHAN – HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM
If Shahrukh Khan should thank Saif Ali Khan, Ash should be thankful to Kareena for walking out of this movie. Success of this movie placed the Ash in the top league of actresses. And there is no turning back since then for Ash.
KATRINA KAIF – CHENNAI EXPRESS
What was Katrina thinking when she said ‘No‘ to Rohit Shetty. How could she reject a movie with SRK? Bad decision indeed.
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