Did You Know Salman Khan Was Offered ‘Chak De! India’ Before Shah Rukh Khan?
Salman Khan has been a part of many major hit films, but did you know that he was offered Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De! India too. The actor was supposed to be a part of the successful sports film but it went to SRK because Bhai felt he was not ready for the film. He jokingly had even said that he wanted some good films to go to SRK as well and hence did not give a nod to this film.
It was before the release of Khan’s film Sultan, that he talked about not taking up Chak De! India. During a media interaction, when he was talking about how Sultan is his first sports film, people reminded him that he was offered Chak De! India too. He then revealed the reason behind not being a part of the SRK starrer film.
He jokingly said, “Chak De was offered to me but I left it because even Shah Rukh Khan should be a part of a few great films.” He then went on to reveal the real reason and said, “When I was offered Chak De, my image for totally different as I was doing Partner and all those kind of films. My only thing in Chak De was that my fans would expect me to wear a wig and win the match for India which would not go for the film.”
“That was not my genre at that point of time. It was more serious kind of film and I was doing more of a commercial kind of cinema which I am still doing. I would never move out of commercial cinema zone but it is just that there would be a lot of meaningful cinema in the commercial zone,” added the actor.
Workwise, the Khans will next be seen in Pathan together. While Shah Rukh Khan will be seen in the lead role, Salman Khan will have a cameo appearance in the film. The YRF backed film also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in key roles.