‘Bigg Boss 1’ winner Rahul Roy: Shah Rukh Khan’s role in ‘Darr’ was first offered to me, I still regret not doing it

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Mahesh Bhatt‘s ‘Aashiqui’ released thirty years back but its songs are still fresh in every cinephile and music lover’s memory. The film’s soundtrack was a chartbuster and if you are a 90s kid, you will know how much songs like ‘Saanson Ki Jarurat Hai Jaise’ and ‘Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein Aana’ shaped up our idea of romance.

Marking the completion of 30 years of ‘Aashiqui’, its star cast will be gracing ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. And it was there when Rahul Roy revealed how he still regrets not taking up ‘Darr’, which ultimately catapulted Shah Rukh Khan to stardom.

Rahul, the first winner of ‘Bigg Boss’, revealed on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ how ‘Darr’ was initially written with him in mind. Now you must be wondering what happened next and why did Roy turned down the film? Well, read on to know what the ‘Aashiqui’ actor shared.

As per Mumbai Mirror report, revealing how he ended up turning down Yash Chopra’s offer, Rahul said, “Suddenly I was offered almost 49 films and I didn’t know which to take and which to leave. I remember Yash Chopra ji had called me for a narration. I was pre-occupied with other films and couldn’t take up the offer as many of the projects I had signed on were already on floors and filmmakers were fighting for my dates.” 

He further added, ” Well, the film was Darr, which later went to Shah Rukh Khan and shaped his career. His character Rahul was written keeping me in mind. I still have the big regret of not signing that film.” 

Well, Rahul’s loss was Shah Rukh’s gain. And given the kind of boost, that film gave to SRK’s career it’s totally understandable why Rahul still regrets turning it down.

Rahul and his ‘Aashiqui’ co-stars Deepak Tijori and Anu Aggarwal will be appearing on the Kapil’s show in the upcoming week. So get ready to get nostalgic.

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