When Shah Rukh Khan revealed the rationale he rejected Slumdog Millionaire: People would've felt I cheated in KBC

by Jeremy Spirogis
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SRK on not doing Slumdog Millionaire& 

Key Highlights

  • The function of the sport present host performed by Anil Kapoor in Slumdog Millionaire was first provided to Shah Rukh Khan
  • Back in 2010, Shah Rukh had revealed in an interview the rationale he did not do the a number of Academy Award successful movie
  • He said that the character within the movie was imply and a cheat, and since he had already hosted Kaun Banega Crorepati, he did not need individuals to assume he was additionally doing the identical factor

Released within the yr 2008, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire that starred Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan and marked the debut of lead stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, went on to win as many as 8 Academy Awards together with Best Picture. In the movie, Irrfan Khan performed the character of the a cop investigating Dev Patel’s character, and Anil Kapoor performed the sport present Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? or Kaun Banega Crorepati host. 

Anil had acquired approval for his function within the movie and went to function in Tom Cruise starrer Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and a pivotal function within the eighth season of hit American TV present 24. But, do you know Anil Kapoor was not the primary alternative for the function of the sport present host Prem Kumar? The function was initially provided to Shah Rukh Khan however the celebrity did not do it and he had a legitimate purpose for that. 

In a 2010 interview to Jonathan Ross whereas selling My Name is Khan had said that since he had already hosted the sport present in actual life, viewers would’ve thought he did the identical stuff Prem Kumar does within the film which is dishonest and being imply. 

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He stated, “Danny (Boyle) is a friend and I was very keen that the film be made, because I think that it’s a very interesting topic.” He additional added that the sport present, the way in which it was proven within the film was fairly correct “in terms of the setting”. However, he continues, he “didn’t do it because the host is a little bit of a cheat, and he was a little mean, and I’d already done the show so I felt if I do it people will feel I do the same thing. It was a great film.” 


In one other interview in 2009, Shah Rukh had said that he did not remorse turning down the function and that Danny felt dangerous about his resolution of not doing the movie. 

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