Saturday , July 13 2024

Not Karisma Kapoor but this actress was the first choice for Raja Hindustani with Aamir Khan

In 1996, Karisma Kapoor delivered a smash hit with Raja Hindustani, which not only dominated the box office, earning Rs 76 crore worldwide, but also earned critical acclaim. However, do you know that Karisma was not the first choice for this film?

Even before Karisma Kapoor, this film was offered to another superstar, who had rejected the offer to participate in Miss India. She is none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan revealed in an interview that even before becoming Miss World, she had offers for 4 films and said, “I decided to participate in Miss India to take a step back from the film industry for some time.” . Miss India, Raja Hindustani would have been my first film.” However, fate had something else in mind and he made his Bollywood debut with 'Aur Pyar Ho Gaya' in 1997, a year after Raja Hindustani.

Not only Aishwarya Rai Bachchan but also Juhi Chawla's name was considered for this role, but she rejected the offer and the responsibility fell on Karisma. The success of this film directed by Dharmesh Darshan not only strengthened Karishma's position in the industry but also contributed significantly to her career progress.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was last seen in the film Ponniyin Selvan II in which her performance was highly appreciated by the audience. Directed by Mani Ratnam, the film was very successful commercially and broke several box office records.

Karisma Kapoor is ready to entertain the audience once again with her upcoming film Murder Mubarak. Talking about why she hates the word comeback, the actress told ETimes, “Oh my God. To be honest, the return term should be packed and parceled. Let's not keep doing this to actors. You tell me when someone comes back to the office after a few years, is he returning to the corporate world? She has just returned to work. And people behave normally with that person. I think the same should happen with actors, whether they are men or women. But especially for women. “People refer to the 'comeback' label too often and too easily.”

The actress will also be seen in Abhinay Dev's series, Brown, which is being backed by Zee Studios and is based on Abhik Barua's book The City of Death. The series also stars Soni Razdan, Helen and Surya Sharma.