Those tears that we saw Aamir Khan shedding after he saw Bajrangi Bhaijaan may not only have been an emotional response to the film's content.
Aamir could also be crying for the lost opportunity of being part of the film that is breaking box office records. That's right. Bajrangi Bhaijaan was first offered to Aamir Khan.
Here is the full story from someone very close to the project. "When writer K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, who has constantly collaborated with his son
S. S. Rajamouli, decided to do a script in Hindi he came to Mumbai with the script of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He took the script straight to Aamir Khan, as he wanted Aamir for the part."
But, Aamir, who liked the basic idea of Indo-Pak amity, had certain major reservations. "He wanted some radical changes in the script as he felt the content was too political. Vijayendraji refused to make the changes. He took the script to Hrithik Roshan. Hrithik loved the script. But, when he heard the price-Rs 2 crores-for the bound script, Hrithik Roshan felt it was too much," says the source.
Before Hrithik could make up his mind, Salman heard about the script. "Salman loved the concept. He not only offered Vijayendra Prasad to immediately buy the script, he also gave Rs 50 lakhs immediately as the signing amount."
The rest, as they say, is history.
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