New Delhi: Bollywood’s heartthrob Hrithik Roshan turns a year older today. On Hrithik’s birthday, here’s is an unknown story behind the cast in Mission Kashmir. Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan was selected as the lead cast of the film.
But later filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra took a huge risk by selecting Hrithik Roshan in Mission Kashmir. But as Hrithik was yet to make his film debut and he ‘came cheap’, the filmmaker decided to select him as his film hero.
Earlier, SRK was was supposed to play the character of Altaaf in Mission Kashmir while Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to play Inayat Khan. But later, Shah Rukh and Amitabh turnd down the role to work together in Mohabbatein. And they were replaced by Hrithik and Sanjay Dutt.
“If Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Hrithik’s debut film, flopped when it released, so, in all probability, will Mission Kashmir,” said Suketu, who also contributed to Mission Kashmir’s script.
It is said that Hrithik signed on to Mission Kashmir for Rs 11 lakh (Rs 4 lakh less than the film’s female lead, Preity Zinta).
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