Ghajini Star Pradeep Rawat Reveals This Actor Was The First Choice For The 2008 Film

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Ghajini stands out as one of many most interesting movies in Aamir Khan’s profession. It’s a Hindi remake of the 2005 Tamil movie of the identical identify. However, are you aware that Salman Khan was the primary selection for Aamir’s position within the 2008 movie? Pradeep Rawat, who portrayed the position of the antagonist in each the Hindi and Tamil variations, shared how he advised Aamir as a substitute of the “short-tempered” Salman Khan. Throughout an interview with Siddharth Kannan, the actor talked about, “AR Murugadoss (director) used to maintain saying ‘I wish to make it (Ghajini) in Hindi, I wish to make it in Hindi…’ I assumed in my thoughts ‘Salman is short-tempered and Murugadoss does not communicate in English or Hindi. He did not actually have a character again then.'”

“I assumed Aamir Khan can be the fitting selection for the position as a result of he was cool-tempered and behaves respectfully with everybody. Previously 25 years, I’ve not seen Aamir shout or yell at anybody. He has by no means disrespected anybody or used abusive language. So I assumed, nature-wise, Salman can’t be dealt with or there can be pointless problems,” Pradeep Rawat added.

Throughout the identical interplay, Pradeep Rawat additionally recalled an incident the place Aamir Khan acquired injured throughout a climax scene. The actor stated, “I used to be presupposed to run for a bit and leap on the mattresses, and Aamir was presupposed to comply with go well with. Whereas leaping, I ensured there was area for Aamir to leap and land on the mattress, however the subsequent factor I heard was him crying in ache. ‘Are baap re…!’ I noticed him scream in excruciating ache. This was the primary time I heard him abuse. He needed to be picked up. Aamir Khan does not abuse, however pehli baar unke mooh see gaali suni thi [but first time I heard him using abusive words.]”

Pradeep Rawat continued, “I heard him scream in ache. This time, he needed to be lifted on a stretcher. He wasn’t in a situation to stroll. The struggle sequences required quite a lot of operating which meant he misplaced quite a lot of fluids and suffered a cramp owing to the dehydration.”

In Ghajini, Aamir Khan portrays the character of Sanjay Singhania, a person affected by short-term reminiscence loss whereas looking for justice for his lover Kalpana’s (performed by Asin) loss of life. 


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