So we're sure everyone is super thrilled about the trailer of Sultan which is releasing today. After all, it features Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma as the hot-shot wrestlers where we're already getting to see kickass stills coming up. In fact, our source EXCLUSIVELY reveals to us how apart from Salman, Anushka fans too are going to be in for a major surprise after watching the trailer today. Especially with respect to her unbelievable transformation. Oh! There's so much to look forward to! However, having said that one also cannot ignore the fact how before Anushka, actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone or say a Kangana Ranaut were in the running to play the role in the film. But eventually they rejected the role and we now look upon how this could be their biggest mistake...
The very first name that tossed around Sultan was that of Deepika. Insiders had spilled the beans suggesting how the makers were really keen on teaming Deepika with Salman in Sultan but unfortunately, she couldn't sign the deal considering she had already tied up with her Hollywood project. xXx.
Then we had DP's arch rival Kangana being added to the running but surprisingly she too didn't seem quite kicked about the film where reports suggested she REJECTED the offer without giving a concrete reason. However, soon there were murmurs that the real reason behind Kangana's rejection was nothing but the Khan connection. She didn't want to do a Khan film, and be known as a sidey. Well....
At one point in time, there were reports on how Parineeti was dying to bag the role of Sultan. In fact, insiders also revealed how she would constantly put up her athlete like pictures, just so that the makers notice her hot new transformation and land her the role in Sultan. But obviously, her efforts went down the drain and she lost out on the role to Ms Sharma.
Now Kriti's involvement in Sultan was barely for a few days. Considering the makers had not been able to lock a leading lady, we suddenly had rumours suggesting if Kriti has bagged the role. In fact, some even suggested Kriti has already signed the dotted line. However, soon the bubble burst and Kriti came out with a clarification saying she has not been offered Sultan.
And before the casting call could go to anybody else, Priyanka's name started doing the rounds. However, the makers soon dropped the idea given that she has already worked with Salman in a couple of films, while they were looking out for a fresh face.
Well, we are sure Anushka is going to kill it as Aafra but had it not been her, do you think PC, Kangana could have done a better job?