Did you know the original choice for Aishwarya Rai's Raavan was Shahrukh Khan?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan's 2010 film; Raavan, directed by acclaimed director Mani Ratnam, was certainly quite a forgettable film and was not considered among either of the actor’s best performances.

Did you know the original choice for Aishwarya Rai's Raavan was Shahrukh Khan? Did you know the original choice for Aishwarya Rai's Raavan was Shahrukh Khan? Source : press

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan's 2010 film; Raavan, directed by acclaimed director Mani Ratnam, was certainly quite a forgettable film and was not considered among either of the actor's best performances.


However; what most people do not know is that Abhishek Bachchan was not the first choice for the film. Director Mani Ratnam; who had previously worked with Bollywood's romance king, Shahrukh Khan, was very keen on casting the Koyla actor alongside Aishwarya Rai in the film.


But; Shahrukh, who has always been an extremely busy actor, turned down the offer to work with the director. And now; in a recent interview, King Khan revealed the reason why he choose to opt out of the film. 


Speaking about the same; SRK was quoted saying," I enjoyed working with Mani Ratnam. It was fun. He wanted me to do Raavan. But I was caught up then. Also, it was bilingual. I found it difficult to do that." 


When asked about which other directors would he like to collaborate with, Shahrukh replied," Anand sir is someone I'd like to work with again. But I want to make an action film with him. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is fun. It's been a long time since I did his kind of film. He had asked me to do one but I was busy with Zero. Amongst the new people, Rajkumar Hirani would be nice to work with."


Shahukh; who last few ventures have failed to make a mark at the box office and with audiences, is returning to familiar territories; with his super hit franchise, ‘Don' directed by his close friend and actor Farhan Akhtar. 


It is also reported that the ‘Dilwale' actor choose to opt out of the Rakesh Sharma biopic, Saare Jahan Se Achha, because the film as being considered as his follow up debacle to his last release ‘ZERO' featuring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma directed by Anand L Rai.


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