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Salman Khan recalls the suggestion he gave for Baazigar; claims, “Abbas-Mustan laughed at us”

en Bollywood News Salman Khan recalls the suggestion he gave for Baazigar; claims, “Abbas-Mustan laughed at us”

Salman Khan went down memory lane on the suggestion he gave for Baazigar.

Shah Rukh Khan is considered one of the most successful actors from Bollywood. Among the films that made him a star includes Abbas-Mustan’s Baazigar, which also starred Kajol, Dalip Tahil and Shilpa Shetty. We know that the film was earlier pitched to Salman Khan, who rejected it. Following this, SRK came on board and the rest is history.

Salman Khan recalls the suggestion he gave for Baazigar; claims, “Abbas-Mustan laughed at us”

Now, Salman has revealed that, although he rejected the film, he gave an input in the film’s script, which became an important angle. During his recent visit to The Kapil Sharma Show, Salman said that it was his suggestion to include the emotional mother angle in the film because he felt that the character was “too negative.” It was the Dabangg actor’s father and celebrated screenwriter Salim Khan who thought of this. The role of the mother was played by Rakhee Gulzar.

Salman said, “I liked Baazigar, but I found the character too negative. So, I told Abbas-Mustan to add a mother-like character. Both the brothers laughed at us, saying that this is very cliche. This was dad’s suggestion that he is doing this for his mother. Anyway, we left the film and SRK signed the film.”

Salman added that Abbas-Mustan were later thankful to him for the suggestion. “They saw the film. After the entire film was completed, they called me and said that mother idea that you had na, we are adding to the film. Thank you very much.”

After the enormous success of Baazigar, SRK became an overnight star and this played a role in him buying his famous bungalow called Mannat. Salman has said this on more than one occasion that the bungalow is standing in Bandstand Bandra (locality in Mumbai where the bungalow is) because he rejected Baazigar.

Salman had said in an old interview with Indian Express that he doesn’t regret his decision though. “I don’t regret it at all. Just imagine, if I had done Baazigar then there would be no Mannat standing in Bandstand today. I’m very happy for Shah Rukh and his success,” he said.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Deepak Tijori reveals he narrated Baazigar to Abbas Mustan; regrets losing it to Shah Rukh Khan

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