The real reason why Shah Rukh Khan turned down Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, role went to Anil Kapoor


Having hosted the truth recreation present Kaun Banega Crorepati, actor Shah Rukh Khan was approached to play a fictional host within the movie Slumdog Millionaire. But after working with director Danny Boyle ‘on the initial bit of the film’ collectively, Shah Rukh dropped out and was changed by actor Anil Kapoor.

In an look on Jonathan Ross’ chat present whereas selling his 2010 movie My Name is Khan, the host requested the actor why he didn’t get entangled in Slumdog Millionaire, which opened Western audiences to Bollywood-style filmmaking.

Anil Kapoor in a nonetheless from Slumdog Millionaire.

“Danny is a friend,” Shah Rukh mentioned, “and I was very keen that the film be made, because I think that it’s a very interesting topic.” Shah Rukh mentioned that the movie’s model of the sport present is kind of correct ‘in terms of the setting’, however “I didn’t do it because the host is a little bit of a cheat, and he was a little mean, and I’d already done the show so I felt if I do it people will feel I do the same thing.” He added, “It was a great film.”

In a 2009 interview to Bombay Times, the actor mentioned that he knew Danny Boyle felt dangerous about his choice to flip down the provide to seem within the movie, however that he doesn’t remorse it. “I know Danny felt bad about it. But he is such a good human being. And his love for India is something very special. After I saw the film, I thought Anil had done a fabulous job and deserves every bit of the success,” Shah Rukh had mentioned.

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Slumdog Millionaire went on to win the Best Picture Oscar, and remodeled $300 million worldwide, launching the careers of Dev Patel and Freida Pinto. Anil Kapoor acquired roles in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the TV present 24 after the success of the movie.

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