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Shah Rukh Walked Out But Went Running after Aamir said Yes; Apologized to Rakesh to take him Back!

25 Years of Karan Arjun, Rakesh Roshan Reveals many Hidden Secrets about Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan...

2020-01-13T12:51:00Z

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"Mere Karan Arjun Aayenga", this Bollywood dialogue has been ruling the list of iconic Bollywood dialogues lists for the past two decades. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan in the lead roles, this iconic movie was applauded for its interesting and touching story, dramatic moments, action, super-hit music and in all for being a complete masala entertainer and it turned out to be a blockbuster then.

Today Karan Arjun is celebrating its 25 glorious years and on this special occasion, its producer-director Rakesh Roshan has revealed many hidden and interesting secrets about the movie in an exclusive chat with Bollywood Hungama.

During his interaction, Senior Roshan was asked about the trivia that Ajay Devgn, Sunny Deol, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Armaan Kohli were considered for the film and also, that he had approached Aamir Khan but he was not satisfied with his role. So if these anecdotes are true?

To this, sharing the actual story behind approaching various actors for the lead actors' role, Rakesh said, 

Not really. The original choice of actors was Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn. But they were not happy with their respective parts and wanted to switch. So Shah Rukh wanted to play Karan while Ajay desired to essay Arjun.However, I refused to do so. Hence, they both backed out of the film. Basically, they were not convinced with the story and the reincarnation element. Not just them, most people I narrated the story to were not convinced. My friends and my technicians in the crew argued that such kind of plot won’t be digested. In love stories, it was digested before. But with Karan Arjun, it was more about mother-son bond with a touch of reincarnation. But I had full belief in the subject. I argued that when a mother, whose sons were brutally killed, says that 'Mere bete ayenge', even if they would have come from Mars or Jupiter, it would have been accepted!So, I was very confident but my actors were not. So they left the film. I then approached Salman Khan and Aamir Khan and both jumped at the script. However, Aamir made it clear that he was shooting some movie at that point and that he can start only six months later. But I couldn’t have waited for so long.

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Meanwhile, Shah Rukh found out that Salman and Aamir have shown interest. This is when he came back to me. He said sorry and insisted that he wants to do the film. And his dates were available. So, I went to Aamir and explained him the situation. Also, I had worked with Shah Rukh before – you can say that I gave him a break in King Uncle. Aamir understood and this is how the male lead actors of the film were locked!Till the end, Shah Rukh was not convinced with the idea of Karan Arjun. He categorically told me, 'Rakesh ji, whatever you’re instructing, I am following it. But I still have apprehensions about the story.' When the film released and got tremendous appreciation, Shah Rukh apologized and admitted that I was right with my conviction.

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In the same year, i.e. in 1995, Shah Rukh Khan's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge too was released and it also turned out to be a blockbuster but Srk was not sure about DDLJ doing good at the Box office. He even called it ‘pansy’, as revealed by its director Aditya Chopra in his book. 

Rakesh was asked to comment about both the films, Karan Arjun and DDLJ becoming blockbuster and being two of SRK's biggest hits whereas King Khan being unsure about both of them.

To this, Rakesh shared,

Both films were huge blockbusters and two of his biggest hits ever. And he was unsure about both of them!

To be honest, even we were not sure. Nobody knows why a film works or it doesn’t. It’s all destiny. We can only strive to make a good film. I believe that in our industry, nobody is intelligent and nobody is a duffer. If my time is good, I am intelligent and am a good filmmaker. But if time is not good, then I am a bad filmmaker. With good times, you get good thoughts and ideas. A good star cast falls into place. Everything happens for the good. And it’s the opposite during bad times!

About the difficulties he faced in handling two big stars in his film and about the differences between them during the shoot, Rakesh revealed,

To be honest, even we were not sure. Nobody knows why a film works or it doesn’t. It’s all destiny. We can only strive to make a good film. I believe that in our industry, nobody is intelligent and nobody is a duffer. If my time is good, I am intelligent and am a good filmmaker. But if time is not good, then I am a bad filmmaker. With good times, you get good thoughts and ideas. A good star cast falls into place. Everything happens for the good. And it’s the opposite during bad times!

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About the difficulties he faced in handling two big stars in his film and about the differences between them during the shoot, Rakesh revealed, 

They were not stars at that time. They were still newcomers. They became stars during the making of this film, especially Salman Khan, who gave Hum Aapke Hai Koun, which released 6 months before Karan Arjun. Also, I made them sit together and did a joint narration. Then I asked them if they have any problems. Both replied in the negative. And even while shooting, there were no issues between them.

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