Salman Khan Mentioned If He Hadn’t Refused Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Baazigar’, Then No ‘Mannat’ Would Have Been There!

Salman Khan in an outdated interview, had opened up about rejecting 1993 movie Baazigar and 2007 Hockey drama Chak De! India. Both the movies had been ultimately headlined by Shahrukh Khan and had become hits.

Salman Khan, who celebrated his 56th birthday on December 27, opened up about rejecting the 1993 movie Baazigar and 2007 Hockey drama Chak De! India. In an old interview, Salman Khan seemed to be speaking about Shahrukh Khan, all in good humor and mentioned that if he had starred in Baazigar, Shahrukh wouldn’t have been successful as he is now.

Salman also said he doesn’t have any regret about passing on the movies and also added that his father Salim Khan had suggested changes in the script of Baazigar, which the makers discarded initially but eventually incorporated in the storyline. In his comments, Salman also made a reference to Shahrukh Khan’s sprawling residence Mannat in Mumbai’s Bandra West.

In a 2007 interview with The Indian Express, Salman was requested whether or not he holds a ‘grudge’ in opposition to Shahrukh Khan for the success of Chak De! India, when he mentioned: “Not at all. I refused the film and he signed it so it’s fair. I had refused Baazigar as well. When Abbas Mustan came to me with the script, I asked my dad for his inputs. He felt that since it’s a story of negative character they should add an angle of the mother in it. They didn’t agree. When I said no to the film, they went to Shahrukh and they added the mother angle! (Laughs) But I don’t regret it at all. Just imagine, if I had done Baazigar then there would be no Mannat standing in Bandstand today. I’m very happy for Shahrukh and his success.” Shahrukh was praised for the portrayal of an unfavorable character within the movie and he additionally received the Best Actor Fimfare Award.

Salman Khan was last seen in Antim: The Final Truth and he has Tiger 3 in the line-up.

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