Rakesh Roshan's Karan Arjun is one of the biggest blockbusters of the 90s and much loved by Bollywood buffs. It is a known fact that Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan were not the first choices for the roles of the brothers. Sunaina Roshan in a biography of her father, Rakesh Roshan 'To Dad with Love' had revealed that he wanted to initially cast Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan but both of them were experimenting with roles at that point. While Ajay wanted to romance, SRK was looking at doing an action film. So, he thought of casting Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. While Bhai gave him dates, Aamir did not have the dates to do the film. And in the mean time, Shah Rukh Khan agreed to do the romantic role. Along with Darr, Karan Arjun is one of the blockbusters of Shah Rukh Khan that was initially offered to Aamir Khan.
During Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev that airs on Saavn, Aamir spoke about rejecting these two films. Talking about Karan Arjun, he said, "Karan Arjun was also offered to me by Rakesh Roshan and again I thought it was a nice story and I told Rakesh ji that I think it’s gonna be a huge, huge hit but I just don’t feel I’m a part of it.” At that time, Aamir was the leading romantic hero with superhits like Dil, Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander and Andaz Apna Apna in his kitty. On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan had established himself as the anti-hero with flicks like Baazigar and Darr. Anjaam that released before Karan Arjun was a flop.
Aamir Khan also spoke about Yash Chopra's Darr. As we all know, Shah Rukh Khan gave one of his most memorable performances in the film and his K-K-K-Kiraan is iconic till date. In the interview with Chopra and Masand, Aamir once again clarified that he did not reject Darr but was thrown out of the film. He said on the chat show, "I was doing Darr. I didn’t say no to Darr. Darr, I was removed from so there is a big difference in that, I was let go off (for asking too many questions apparently, interjected Rajeev Masand) Yes for asking too many questions.”
Years before, Aamir in an interview to a film magazine that he had asked for a joint narration with Sunny Deol that the late Yash Chopra apparently refused. In fact, Aamir was really upset about losing out on the film and then vowed never to work with Chopra again. Stay tuned to Bollywood Life for more scoop and updates...
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