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Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar never shared screen space; know why

Aamir Khan And Akshay Kumar Have Not Yet Shared Screen Space.The Two Could Have Been Seen Together Only If Akshay Had Not Been Rejected For A Role In 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' By Mansoor Khan.

PTI | Updated on: 23 Oct 2016, 07:50:02 AM
Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have not yet shared screen space; know why


Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have not yet shared screen space.The two could have been seen together only if Akshay had not been rejected for a role in 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' by Mansoor Khan.

The 1992 sports drama film featured Aamir, Ayesha Jhulka, Mamik Singh, Deepak Tijori and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in the lead roles.
On October 22, the whole team of the film reunited at the ongoing 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival to share itsexperience of making the superhit movie.

During the meet, Farah Khan, who was the choreographer as well as the casting director for the movie, revealed Akshay auditioned for the movie.

"Mansoor has forgotten that I was in charge of casting as well. There were many actors who were tested for this film. Yes, Akshay Kumar had tested for the film and Nagma was already fixed for the movie. Akshay had given the test in Aamir's garden," she said.

A surprised Aamir interrupted, "Which role?" to which Farah replied, "It wasn't your role but Deepak Tijori's!"

Aamir, then, quipped, "So, Farah, you rejected Akshay?"

The choreographer-director said, "No. Mansoor rejected him. Nagma was tested for Pooja Bedi's role but one week before the shoot of the film, Nagma's mother said she did not like the line "You are a gold licker." There was another actress called Sheeba, who came for screen test with her mother, spot boy and her dog..."

Deepak, who played the main antagonist in the movie, revealed that initially, he got rejected for the part but on Mahesh Bhatt's insistence, went to meet Mansoor and he was finally chosen.

"I had tested and got rejected. I remember Bhatt sahab (Mahesh) asked me to meet Mansoor. I told him I have been rejected, but he said, "Go and meet Mansoor." So, I went and met Mansoor and it was a yes."

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First Published : 23 Oct 2016, 07:38:00 AM