Here’s why Aamir Khan rejected Salman Khan-Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Saajan’
Aamir Khan started his acting career as a child artist with ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’. In 1984, he made his full-fledged debut with ‘Holi’ but he rose to fame with Mansoor Khan’s ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’. In the early phase of his career, Aamir gave a few hits but there were a few movies that didn’t do well at the box office. ‘Baazi’, ‘Aatank Hi Aatank’ and ‘Parampara’ are among them. Though these movies didn’t do well and were failures, he took this as a lesson and moved on.
Aamir is not someone who chooses scripts randomly. To sign a movie, he has to like the script and then he takes the next step. There are a couple of movies whose scripts Aamir rejected but he has no qualms of letting it go. He has a different opinion on why he rejects script. He turned down the offer of Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala starrer ‘1942: A Love Story’ and Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan starrer ‘Saajan’.
Yesterday, the ‘Lagaan’ star turned 54 and while interacting with the media, he shared a trivia on rejecting scripts and the reason behind it. He said, “Mujhe Lawrence D’Souza ne ‘Saajan’ offer ki thi (he doesn’t remember the role) par mujhe laga ki woh meri type ki film nahi hain. Sanju aur Salman ne woh film ki aur super hit ho gayi. Mujhe laga accha hain kyunki Mai karta toh bigaad deta..Woh film Sanjay aur Salman ke liye sahi thi. Maine jab ‘Munna Bhai’ aur ‘Lage Raho’ dekha toh mujhe bohot pasand aayi thi.Woh film dekh ke aisa nahi laga ki mujhe usmein hona chahiye tha. Mujhe laga Sanju correct hain usmein.” (Lawrence D’Souza offered me ‘Saajan’ but I turned down the offer as I thought it was not my type of movie. Sanju and Salman did the movie and it was a superhit. I felt very happy because if I had done the film, I would have ruined it. Sanju and Salman were made for the movie. When I saw ‘Munna Bhai’ and ‘Laga Raho’, I liked the movie and I didn’t think that I should be in the movie and not Sanjay Dutt. I thought Sanju was perfect for the movie.)
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