After many years, ‘Shehenshah’ Amitabh Bachchan and ‘Baadshah’ Shah Rukh Khan appeared together on screen. Their ad was a hit and their chemistry was amazing as always. Recently, senior director R. Balki shared an anecdote related to Amitabh and Shahrukh on the sets of an ad shoot.
Although Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have worked together in many films, this was the first time that the two were seen together in an ad shoot. Fans were delighted to see them together in an ad shoot after years. Director R. In a recent interview, Balki revealed the kind of bond that Amitabh and Shahrukh had on the sets of the ad shoot.
SRK used to reach the sets half an hour before Amitabh.
In a conversation with Radio Nasha, Balki said that Shah Rukh Khan used to reach the sets half an hour before Amitabh Bachchan. According to Balki, “They met on the day of the shoot. It was very easy. Shahrukh was saying, ‘Make sure I reach 10 minutes before Amit ji. You catch him wherever possible. Gotta be there 10 minutes, no matter what. .'”
Balki said that Shah Rukh Khan had agreed to reach the sets at 7.30 am for Amitabh ji. The director added, “When I asked him to start the shoot at 2, he said, ‘OK. So I will reach at 1.50’. Shah Rukh reached half an hour before Amitji. He was ready before Amitji arrived.
How was Amitabh and Shahrukh’s bond on the sets?
R. Balki also said that Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan were acting on the sets as if they were reunited after years. According to Balki, “Both were cracking jokes, having fun and directing each other. It felt like an old school reunion. It was like the funnest day we’ve ever had on an ad shoot. We shot for 12 hours.”
Shahrukh and Amitabh did a photo shoot for the Everest brand. The two have worked together in films like ‘Mohabbatein’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ and ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’.
Film director Aditya Chopra first cast Hollywood actor Tom Cruise for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Aditya Chopra wanted the film to be about the relationship between two people, an Indian and an American. But the film’s producer and Aditya Chopra’s father Yash Chopra completely denied this. Yash Chopra did not want to cast any foreign actor in this film.
Aditya Chopra offered the film to Shahrukh Khan after Yash Chopra rejected a foreign actor in the film. But Shahrukh had become popular through negative roles in his previous films, so he did not want to do a romantic role.
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After Shahrukh, Saif and Aamir also rejected the role of Raj in DDLJ, Salman Khan asked Shahrukh to agree to the film. What happened next, the whole of India and the film industry saw. The film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge became a golden page in the history of Indian cinema.
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The film had a strong star cast like Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Farida Jalal, Satish Shah, Anupam Kher, Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi. The audience liked the film a lot. After almost 29 years, this film and its songs are still on the lips of the audience.