Who doesn’t remember the 2001 blockbuster film Dil Chahta Hai? The comedy drama following the story of three friends played by Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan is still etched on our minds. However, do you know filmmaker Farhan Akhar wanted someone else to play Aamir’s character Aakash in the film. Farhan, who will be seen next in Lucknow Central, appeared on Neha Dhupia’s chat show No Filter Neha and spoke his heart out. The director-turned-actor said that neither Aamir Khan was his first choice to play Akash Malhotra nor he wanted Saif Ali Khan to play Sameer in Dil Chahta Hai.
“I wanted Akshaye Khanna to play Akash, Hrithik Roshan for Sameer and Abhishek Bachchan for Siddharth (Sid). But films are generally made with a cast which was not on your wish list,” Farhan Akthar said.
The Bhaag Milkha Bhaag actor went on to speak about Ranveer Singh and opened up on sharing the screen space with him in Dil Dhadakne Do. Farhan Akhtar revealed that Ranveer travelled with 11 suitcases on the ship during the film’s shooting.
“I met Ranveer and his guy when we were getting on the ship. Strangely that man was shocked to see that I had only two suitcases. When I asked him why is he amazed, he said about Ranveer, ‘baba has 11 suitcases.’ I even asked Ranveer why has he got 11 suitcases so he replied saying, ‘I don’t want to repeat my clothes.'”
Lucknow Central is directed by debutant Ranjit Tiwari and is bankrolled by Nikkhil Advani. The movie is slated to release on September 15. Farhan was last seen in Rock On 2 alongside Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal and Prachi Desai.
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