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.

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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.