Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Karan Arjun is one of the iconic films directed by filmmaker Rakesh Roshan. The movie which was based on the backdrop of reincarnation went on to be a money spinner at the box office.
Not Salman but Ajay Devgn was original choice for Karan Arjun
But not many know that Salman Khan was not the original choice. Actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan revealed on Indian Idol that originally the movie was named Kainaat and had Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan in the titular role.
Rakesh Roshan’s revelation on Karan Arjun
Sony TV shared a promo of the show that has Rakesh Roshan revealing that it was Ajay Devgn who was cast in Karan Arjun, before the role went to Salman Khan. He also revealed that the film was titled Kaynaat then and not Karan Arjun. “Ajay kisi wajah se nahi kar paaye picture (Ajay could not do the film due to some reason),” he said.
The filmmaker also added that Kareena Kapoor was the original choice for Kaho Na Pyar Hai but could not do it for reasons unknown. Ameesha Patel was then signed in for Hrithik Roshan’s debut film.
For the unversed, Karan Arjun had Salman in the role of Karan and Shah Rukh in the role of Arjun. The story of the movie was based on reincarnation. Actress Rakhee played the role of Karan Arjun’s mom in the film which went on to be a cult classic. A dialogue from the film,“Mere Karan Arjun aayenge (my Karan Arjun will come)” is popular to date.
Salman Khan & SRK upcoming movies
On the work front, Salman Khan is gearing up for Kisi ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. The movie has the gorgeous Pooja Hegde opposite Dabangg Khan. He also has Tiger 3 with Katrina Kaif in his kitty. Shah Rukh Khan also has a cameo in the much-awaited film.
Shah Rukh Khan was recently seen in Pathaan that is on a minting spree at the box office. He will next be seen in Atlee’s Jawan co-starring Nayanthara. Next is Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki.
Rakesh Roshan on the other hand is gearing up for Krrish 4 featuring Hrithik Roshan. A new update on the film is still awaited.
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