30 Years Of Covering Mumbai
Home > Bollywood > Hrithik was first offered 'Bajrangi...' role

Hrithik was first offered 'Bajrangi...' role

Friday, July 24, 2015
By Chaitanya Padukone

Now it can be told! As the filmy adage goes, ‘role role par likkha hai, adaa karnewale ka naam’, where destiny casts its dicey twist. According to insiders and cine trade sources, the script of mega-hit Bollywood movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was first offered ‘three years ago’ to film-maker Rakesh Roshan by the story-writer V. Vijayendra Prasad. Apparently, the Roshan camp was maha-impressed with the script and Rakesh decided to produce and direct it.

Meanwhile, there came a stumbling block when Prasad insisted that he would “co-produce” the movie. Which was not acceptable to Rakesh who even offered to “buy” the script at an astronomical price. Because even star-hero son Hrithik heard the ‘narration’ and was equally enthused. But Prasad was “unwilling” to part with the script on the terms offered to him. Subsequently Prasad got in touch with Salman Khan and director Kabir Khan who were charged with excitement on hearing the subject.

But this time, along with Salman, ‘Bajrangi...’ co-produced by Bangalore based Kannada eminent producer-actor ‘Rockline’ Venkatesh (of Rajnikanth-starrer ‘Lingaa’ fame). Hardcore loyal Hrithik fans are feeling sorry for him, that he narrowly missed out on such a fabulous opportunity. Interestingly, off-screen Hrithik considers sinewy Salman as a ‘mentor’ because the latter had diligently supervised his coaching in body-building and fitness regimes, before he started out as an actor in the year 2000, with his sensational super-hit debut movie ‘Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’ .

Incidentally, V Vijayendra Prasad is the father of S S Rajamouli who directed the original Telugu version of the spectacular hit ‘Baahubali’ . So ‘BB’ (which also stands for box-office bonanza) seems to be their money-spinner ‘mascot’ letters for the Prasad camp when it concerns both their movies!

No Comments Posted
Reality star Kim Kardashian transformed into Eliz
London, Aug 14 (PTI) Supermodel Kate Moss is ...
Actress Eva Longoria says she cannot go on ...
We are married since four years. I periodically d
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Select Sun sign:
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You will get into some kind of a working arrangement with a colleague or a new organization, which will assure you of continuous work and profit. If connected with international trade, you will benefit through signing a long-term contract. You have a tiring but satisfying day. Hectic schedules and working overtime get the better of you but you are lucky to have a considerate mate. Plan more time together.
Tarot for Love
Select Sun sign:
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)What the cards say: Have patience. The new energy has to settle Path: Please explore your options. Don’t just panic Ally: Taurus will calm you down. Avoid Leo who will push you harder Card for the week: Tarot key no. II The High Priestess. Look and turn inwards and understand your real needs and connect with them. Living on the surface may not give you the satisfaction that you seek
- Advertising -
‘As property prices are rising, so are marriage d
Baaya Design was found by Shibani Jain in 2009.
When you’re going in for a realty purchase, chanc
Read More