Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Salman Khan - Maine Pyar Kiya

Salman Khan was not the first choice to play the lead actor in Maine Pyar Kiya (1988). It was directed by Sooraj Barjatya. The original lead actor was Faraaz Khan, who is the son of the villian of yesteryears Zubisco (the fair well built villian in Amar Akhar Anthony). However, just when the shooting of the film was about to begin, Faraaz had a bout of jaundice and he was out of action for almost two months. Sooraj Barjatya could not wait for two months and hence the role of "Prem" went to Salman Khan.

One man's illness turned out to be another's super-stardom.

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