Throwback Thursday: When Shah Rukh Khan walked out of an Amitabh Bachchan movie and was changed by Aamir Khan

by Jeremy Spirogis
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When SRK walked out of Big B starrer & was changed by Aamir& 

Key Highlights

  • Not many know however again in mid-90s, Shah Rukh Khan was provided a movie by Amitabh Bachchan underneath ABCL to star alongside him in an Indra Kumar directorial
  • The film additionally starred Madhuri Dixit and was in information for its star forged
  • But, Shah Rukh Khan needed to choose out of it and was changed by Aamir Khan. However, the film was finally shelved

When Mohabbatein had launched adopted by Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, it was kind of a dream come true situation for film buffs to witness Shahenshah and Badshah of the Hindi movie trade – Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, respectively, sharing screenspace. However, if all had gone as per plan, we’d’ve witness the legendary union on the massive display a lot earlier, again within the 90s. 

In the mid-90s, a information was doing the rounds the place Shah Rukh Khan was being singled out because the one man who turned down Amitabh Bachchan. The film in query was an Indra Kumar directorial, who was at his prime, and was produced by Amitabh Bachchan himself underneath his house manufacturing, Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited (ABCL). The film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Later, Shah Rukh Khan had walked out of the movie and was changed by Aamir Khan. 

When Shah Rukh Khan was requested about the identical, he cleared the air and had given his aspect of the story. He had acknowledged in an interview, 

Yes, I used to be very eager to do the movie. They had been additionally very eager to do it too. Unfortunately, I could not. I had a protracted chat with Mr Bachchan and defined my state of affairs. I didn’t have the dates to provide. If it needed to be launched earlier, I’d not have been in a position to take part. It would have been incorrect as I used to be suspending Yash Chopra’s and Subhash Ghai’s movies. Besides, I needed to cut back my work. I need to just do 9 movies in two years. I need to area my movies out and do high quality work. I even requested Mr Bachchan to postpone this movie. They had been relenting as a result of they knew I’d keep on with my work. But I gave them the go forward. In reality, I’m doing one other movie with ABCL. It will begin a yr later and will likely be directed by Abbas Mustan. 

Shah Rukh Khan had additional defined, 

I’d give my complete life to work with Mr Bachchan. Besides being a troublesome choice, it was a tragic one. Not just for Mr Bachchan but additionally as a result of it’s being directed by Indra Kumar and stars Madhuri Dixit. It will likely be a improbable movie. I felt that I’d have ruined  the movie with my schedules and ruined different movies within the course of. I can not do this. I might have managed by capturing 18 hours a day however then it might not be doing justice. I do not need to do this. 

He had additionally added that he defined to Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan about his lack of ability to do their movie, 

 When I defined this intimately to Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan, they each mentioned, “Don’t let anyone misuse you, including us.” That was good of them. They understood me. Now you’ll be able to say my loss is Aamir’s achieve. But it isn’t so critical that I’m the one man strolling out on Mr Bachchan. I’ve not. I’m doing one in all his different movies. 

Unfortunately, the film did not occur even with Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit and was shelved. In reality, the opposite ABCL movie Shah Rukh was doing with Abbas-Mustan too wasn’t made. He did work with the director-duo, nonetheless, within the 1999 cult movie, Baadshah

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