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


Having hosted the fact recreation present Kaun Banega Crorepati, actor Shah Rukh Khan was approached to play a fictional host within the movie Slumdog Millionaire. However after working with director Danny Boyle ‘on the preliminary little bit of the movie’ 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 Identify 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 still from Slumdog Millionaire.

Anil Kapoor in a nonetheless from Slumdog Millionaire.

“Danny is a good friend,” Shah Rukh mentioned, “and I used to be very eager that the movie be made, as a result of I believe that it’s a really fascinating matter.” Shah Rukh mentioned that the movie’s model of the sport present is sort of correct ‘when it comes to the setting’, however “I didn’t do it as a result of the host is a bit little bit of a cheat, and he was a bit imply, and I’d already executed the present so I felt if I do it individuals will really feel I do the identical factor.” He added, “It was a fantastic movie.”

In a 2009 interview to Bombay Occasions, the actor mentioned that he knew Danny Boyle felt dangerous about his determination to show down the supply to look within the movie, however that he doesn’t remorse it. “I do know Danny felt dangerous about it. However he’s such human being. And his love for India is one thing very particular. After I noticed the movie, I assumed Anil had executed a superb job and deserves each little bit of the success,” Shah Rukh had mentioned.

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

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