When Shah Rukh Khan asked Zayed Khan ‘acting aati hai na’ during Main Hoon Na

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Shah Rukh Khan and Zayed Khan shared screen space in the blockbuster movie Main Hoon Na which also starred Sushmita Sen and amrita rao. Zayed recently recalled how he landed the part of Laxman Prasad Sharma in the movie opposite SRK. Khan also said that SRK had asked him if he knew acting before they gave him the role.

Zayed recalled that he was trying to contact Farah Khan to do a song for his film Chura Liya Hai Tumne. But instead in his first meeting with Farah and SRK, he ended up getting the role for Main Hoon Na. The 41-year-old actor also said that he would introduce himself as Mr Sanjay Khan’s son and then Fardeen Khan’s brother as no one know him back then.

Zayed told Pinkvilla, “I was wanting Farah to do a song for my film Chura Liya Hai Tumne. I was reaching out to her for that and she didn’t know me very well. I was always introducing myself as Mr Sanjay Khan’s son and then Fardeen (cousin Fardeen Khan)’s brother because nobody knew me at that time. So, she said come over and I went to her office, and I was in Shah Rukh Khan’s office I didn’t know why. She asked me what’re you doing? I said I’m just doing a film right now. She said we’re considering you for Main Hoon Na’s role. And in walks Shah Rukh Khan, a very very magnanimous and lovely gentleman.”

 

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Later, SRK sat him down and asked if he knew to act which left Zayed quite disturbed, “And he sits me down and says ‘How are you Zayed? We are looking for a second lead in this film. And Farah said you might be good potential. But bhai ek baat bata, tujhe acting aati hai na? (You know how to act, right?)’ I was a little sort of disturbed by that question. Immediately in my head, I wanted to say that I am born into a family of actors, so of course, acting is in my blood. But of course, I said, ‘Come on man, I am born to act’ and all of that. Now, rest is history. I showed Farah some of my rushes and before she sat in her car she said send me your measurements, you’re in my film.”

Meanwhile, Zayed Khan was last seen in the TV series Haasil which also starred Vatsal Seth and Nikita Dutta. He will be making a comeback with a film soon, details of which are yet to be revealed.

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