Not Sonam, but this actress was the first choice for ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’

Superstar Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo‘ was a hit affair at the box office. The movie marked the reunion of the Dabangg Khan with Sooraj Barjatya after 16 long years. It won over fans and critics alike, making the family drama one of the biggest hits.


‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ collected Rs 208 crore at the box office. It also turned out to be Sonam Kapoor’s biggest hit till date. But not many know that Sonam was not the first choice for the film. Unbelievable but true, the role was offered first to Deepika Padukone, but due to some reasons unknown, she rejected it.

Not Sonam, but this actress was the first choice for 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'
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In an interview with DNA, Deepika had said, “See films always belong to people who do them. It doesn’t matter who was offered or who didn’t do it. That’s why I talk about films that I have been offered. That۪’s not what matters, what matters eventually after the film has released is who the film belongs to and it belongs to those who have been a part of it.”

Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone have never shared the screen space till date. But fans would love to see the two sharing the screen space soon.

On the work front, Salman Khan is gearing up for the release of ‘Race 3’. The action dhamaka is directed by Remo D’Souza and also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol and many more. The film will hit the screens on June 15. Whereas, Sonam Kapoor will be seen in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘Sanju’, which is set to hit the screens on June 29.

When Sanjay Dutt didn't wake up for two days after taking drugs

When Sanjay Dutt didn't wake up for two days after taking drugs
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Sunil and Nargis Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt‘s life has been a roller-coaster ride. Born in 1959, Sanjay Dutt’s life has always been under the media scanner. Though we know how eventful his life has been, after watching the trailer of his upcoming biopic ‘Sanju’, we all were quite surprised to know certain things about the various phases of this actor’s life. The film will apparently highlight all the highs and lows of Sanjay Dutt’s life in which his addiction to drugs will also form an integral part.


We came across an old video interview of the actor with veteran actress Simi Garewal from her show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. In this interview, the actor spilled the beans on how badly his life got affected by his addiction to drugs. He went on to narrate an incidence where he once sniffed Heroin and went on to sleep for straight two days! (Also Read:‘Sanju’: Rajkumar Hirani recreates a scene from ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ after 15 years!)

Sanjay woke up in the morning next day feeling extremely hungry. He asked his servant to make something for him but was shocked to see his servant cry. When Sanjay asked him why he was crying, the servant told him that he had woken up after two long days. This specific incident had left his entire family scared. After this episode, the actor understood that it was time to wake up and smell the coffee before it gets too late.

You can check out his full interview below:

The actor later went into rehabilitation and came out clean. ‘Sanju’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt. Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala in pivotal roles, the film is all set to hit the silver screens on June 29. Till then stay tuned for more such interesting stories.

Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'

Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'
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Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the word perfection go hand in hand. The man is extremely particular when it comes to his film and takes care of even the minutest details in every scene. This is also the reason why most of his films are blockbusters. One of the actors who was privileged enough to work with this man is none other than Ranbir Kapoor. Mr Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with SLB’s directorial ‘Saawariya’. Though the movie did not work wonders at the box office, it did give a fair amount of recognition to Ranbir.


In a recent interaction with senior journalist Anupama Chopra, the actor recalled his ‘Saawariya’ days and spoke about the no. of retakes he had to deliver for one particular scene in the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina.’ (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)

Not Sonam, but this actress was the first choice for 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo'

The actor said,” I started with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he doesn’t do anything less than 45 takes. So even if I had to turn my head, I probably had to give 50 takes. There was a shot in this so-called ‘towel song’ Jab Se Tere Naina, where I had to roll back on this chair and fall down and the towel had to fall in a certain way with my leg showing and there was one shot where I was lying down laughing and I had to get up and sing a song and he’s very particular about what beat you catch, he’s a very musical director – you fall on this beat, you lift your head here, you laugh here – everything is musical. I did 45 or 50 takes one day and my back really broke. The next morning when I came back, he said, ‘No, I’ve not got it’ and I had to do another 70 takes.”

Well, that is something huge but then if you wish to get appreciation from a man like Bhansali, you ought to put in that much amount of effort.