Not Kareena Kapoor but THIS actress was Aamir Khan’s first choice for Laal Singh Chaddha

Superstar Aamir Khan is all set to return to the big screen after four long years with Laal Singh Chaddha. The movie is an adaptation of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump and features Kareena Kapoor as the female lead. During his appearance on Koffee With Karan, the actor made a shocking revelation. Aamir Khan said Kareena Kapoor was not the first choice for the film.

Aamir Khan said Kareena Kapoor was not his first choice for the role of Rupa D’Souza in Laal Singh Chaddha. He was looking to cast a younger actress opposite him.

On Koffee With Karan Karan Johar asked Aamir Khan about Kareena Kapoor not being his first choice. Aamir Khan replied, “No, because we were actually thinking about age group. Both the characters have a journey from 18 to 50 years of life. Initially, we thought that the lesser the de-ageing the better. And only I should de-age. So we were looking at the age group of 25. So that the actress can look younger and older.”

Aamir further recalled that a casting director mentioned “some new actress” to them. “He showed us her video. Kareena was in that ad too. We were looking at a video for someone else. Advait (Chandan) and I were watching the video. That girl also was very good. No doubt about it. But we were lost in Kareena when we saw Kareena in that.

Apparently, the newbie actress was Samrat Prithviraj actress Manushi Chhillar. Diet Sabya has shared a story on Instagram, revealing the one ad where Kareena worked with Manushi for a jewellery advertisement.

kareena kapoor, manushi chhillar, diet sabya instagram

kareena kapoor and manushi chhillar in a jewelry ad

Laal Singh Chaddha produced by Aamir Khan Productions and Viacom18 Motion Pictures will release on August 11.

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