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Know Which Superstar Was The First Choice Of Vidhu Vinod Chopra For 1942: A Love Story

Anil Kapoor was not the first choice for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 1942: A Love Story. Vidhu Vinod Chopra have recently revealed that the movie was offered to the superstar who was not a star back then.

1942: A Lovr Story is one of the most iconic movies till now. The movie features Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala. Bye the release, the movie was declared a flop but after years, the movie emerged as an iconic tale. But very less are aware of the fact that the patriotic drama was offered to Shah Rukh Khan.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra while talking to Kellogg School of Management, said to HT, “When I was making 1942: A Love Story, I’d seen his work. Renu (Saluja, his then-wife) had edited a film called Maya Memsaab. He had a small role. So I offered him the role. I was the first person to offer him a role. He wasn’t a star then.”

Chopra also wanted Aamir Khan as the lead role of 1942 but eventually the film went to Anil Kapoor. The director also wanted Madhuri Dixit but she couldn’t allot her dates to him. Then Manisha was asked to do the audition for the role was told, “Manisha, you were sh*t. You’re a terrible actress” said the director.

Manisha revealed, “This was not acceptable to me. The warrior woman inside me had been challenged. I requested him to give me twenty-four hours to come back for a second chance.”

Manisha also said that the filmmaker after a long pause said, “If this is the heart and soul that you promise to put into each scene of my movie, I will sign you up instead of Madhuri Dixit. Manisha, yesterday, you were at zero. You are at a hundred today.”

Chopra also wanted to collaborate with SRK and offered the role of Munna Bhai MBBS but it didn’t happen. Chopra again offered Khan 3 Idiots but SRK missed that chance too.

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