Badshah reveals he was offered Vicky Kaushal’s role in ‘Lust Stories’ and Diljit Dosanjh’s part in ‘Good News’

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Rapper Badshah is making his debut in acting with ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ but did you know that he was earlier offered ‘Lust Stories’ and ‘Good News’? Yes, you heard it right! It has been revealed by Badshah himself. Badshah told PTI, “I had got the role of Vicky Kaushal from ‘Lust Stories’. I felt how can I do this role? When I saw the film I felt Vicky was exceptionally good. I was also offered Diljit Dosanjh’s role in ‘Good News’ and they (makers) were really keen on having me on board. Things were almost finalised but something did not work out. I think Diljit is a better actor than me.” (‘Good News’ is an upcoming movie starring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor Khan)

He further said, “I was offered ‘Lust Stories’ in which the character was unable to satisfy his wife, in ‘Good News’, it was about a couple opting for a test-tube Baby as they can’t conceive. Then ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ came my way, so I was like why films that have something to do with sex are offered to me? I did this one as I wanted to break this jinx.”

Talking about bagging the role in Khandaani Shafakhana’, Badshah said, “I had reservations this time as well. I read the script and liked it. But I did not think of taking it up. Bhushan Kumar (producer) told me ‘You are finalised for the film and come on the sets tomorrow’. That’s how it all happened.”

Directed by Shilpi Das Gupta, ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ has Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. It is slated to hit the silver screens on August 2.

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