I remember I was in school when Mansoor Khan’s film Josh released in the year 2000. My entire class was divided into two teams, the Eagle and the Bichoo gang. Such was the madness of this action drama. It’s been 18 years since the film released and the film’s star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan recently made a revelation which surprised me. Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya played twins in the films and this brother-sister duo was badass. Now, what if I told you, that Salman Khan was actually supposed to play her twin brother in the film and instead of Chandrachur Singh, she was supposed to romance Aamir Khan.
Don’t believe me, listen to it from Aishwarya herself. Talking to Bollywood Hungama, the Fanney Khan actress said,
I think the cast was meant to be Aamir [Khan] and Salman at one point and eventually, it became Shah Rukh and I think Aamir (Khan) at some point was to play Chandrachur (Singh)’s role. So the cast kept changing at different points of time but Sherly remained Sherly. So I had said yes to Mansoor (Khan).
Woah! I can only imagine how the entire film would look like!
I can totally imagine Salman singing Apun Bola Tu Meri Laila…