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Shah Rukh Nahin, toh Abhi sahi

Discussion in 'Movies N-S' started by Becy, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. Becy

    Becy Well-Known Member

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    Shah Rukh Nahin, toh Abhi sahi

    By: Tushar JoshiDate: 2009-04-15

    Mani Ratnam had first approached Khan for the role that is now being essayed by Abhishek Bachchan

    Before Abhishek Bachchan stepped into Mani Ratnam's Ravan, the director had approached Shah Rukh Khan for the role. Sources reveal that Mani wanted to have SRK and Ash as the leading pair of his bilingual film.

    We hear that the Chennai-based director called SRK and told him about the film. Shah Rukh said that he was interested and that they would meet at a later date for the narration.

    Long delay

    source says, "Not many know that Shah Rukh was the first choice. Mani had written the script keeping him in mind.

    Also, when Mani approached Ash she suggested that he should approach SRK for the role opposite her."

    However it was not meant to be. There was a long delay following the initial discussion between the director and the actor, and in the meantime he committed his dates to Aditya Chopra.

    When asked if he had indeed been the first choice for the AbhiAsh starrer, Shah Rukh says after a pause, "Yes Mani sir had spoken to me.

    Actually there were two reasons I had just said yes to him. I had given up on Idiots or they had thrown me out of Idiots anyway you want to look at it and Robots had fallen through with Shankar.

    So both films were not happening and I had time. Mani sir said he had a project for me and we decided to chat about it when he came to Bombay.

    But unfortunately by the time we sat on it, Adi had already approached me for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and I had committed to it. But I would have loved to work with Mani sir any time."

    Jungle mein mangal

    When asked if shooting in remote jungles was a reason to stay away from Ravan, SRK says, "That I just joke with everyone.

    I told Ashutosh agli baar jab Jodhaa Akbar banayega (I was supposed to do Jodhaa Akbar), toh yahan banana. I travel everywhere, I just joke with people.

    But if a film requires then I will shoot anywhere. Like for Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan I am shooting from Borivili to Boston.

    I have no issues, but I only like to time it so that when my kids have holidays, I can be with them."

    http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2009/apr/150409-Shah-Rukh-Khan-Abhishek-Bachchan-Mani-Ratnam-Ravan.htm
     
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  2. srk-rulez

    srk-rulez New Member

    bad ji.mani is great.i want to see shahrukh in Mani movie
     
  3. chandu28

    chandu28 Well-Known Member

    My goodness RAAVAN with Mani sir, shahrukh missing out due to Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, wish he had taken it up, nevertheless hope Maniratnam and Shahrukh work soon again.

    Secondly Jodha Akbar too, one of the hits of 2008 too was missed out. Though commercially not a big hit, it got rave and critical reviews for both Hrithik and Aishwarya and especially Hrithik getting all those awards this year.
     
  4. Pompula

    Pompula Shahrukh Fan-Girl

    I don't know how this film will be, but I must say, what a great pity. Shahrukh should most definitely work with Mani very soon again...
     
  5. Dea

    Dea ♥SRK-Gauri♥

    yea, exactly, i remember Shahrukh calling Mani Ratnam his favorite director in an interview, with the biggest potential
     
  6. Serena1983

    Serena1983 Well-Known Member

    If Mani really wanted Srk, he could have waited for him. Rab ne shooting didn't require that much time. So I say Mani's loss, but I really want them soon to make another film (minus Aish:D). Mani Ratnam is wonderful Director and Dil Se is one of my most favourite Films ever:heart:
     
  7. f khan

    f khan Farah Khan

    i would love to say SRK playing 'Guru' but it was played by abhishake
    whatever i guess he should work with him
     
  8. prilvsrk

    prilvsrk ♥tere liye♥

    from borivili to BOSTON?!?!?!?!? OOMMGGG!!!!!!!!! :faint::faint:
     
  9. Wafa

    Wafa I want my Mom!!!

    boston? first time I read of this! bhuwan...are you reading?
     
  10. shublee

    shublee ~ShahRukhaholic

    DOnt want to see aish in any movie at all frankly though i would like to see SRK in a mani ratnam movie again :thumb:
     
  11. semsem008

    semsem008 Well-Known Member

    it is the first time for me to know about this but anyway thanks god.. i heard it didnt do good.. the movie raavan i mean
    i love rab ne bana di jodi and waiting for the upcoming yash raj movie
     

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