Madhuri Dixit And Salman Khan Were Rejected For Pardes Here Is The Reason
You must remember the film ‘Pardes’ released in 1997. Actors like Shahrukh Khan, Mahima Chaudhary, Apoorva Agnihotri, Amrish Puri, Alok Nath did excellent work in the film. But do you know that Mahima Chaudhary and Apoorva Agnihotri were not the first choice of director for this film. Rather, two superstars Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit were going to enter this film. But at the end something happened that film director Subhash Ghai replaced these superstars and gave a chance to new comers. Let us tell you that Mahima Chaudhary also received the Best Debut Actress Award for this film. So let us tell you today about that story when Madhuri and Salman were selected for the film but in the end the director changed his decision.
Why Salman-Madhuri could not be a part of ‘Pardes’
During an interview, Bollywood director Subhash Ghai had told the background story of the film Pardes and said that after the flop of his film Trimurti, there was a lot of pressure on him to make the film Pardes a good earner. People also believed that if there is a big star cast in this film, then this film can earn well, but Subhash Ghai did not want the story of the film Pardes to get buried in the glare of the big star cast, so he cast Salman Khan in this film. Apoorva was cast in place of Madhuri Dixit and Mahima Chaudhary was chosen in place of Madhuri Dixit. When Mahima’s first look was revealed, people started comparing her with Madhuri.
‘Pardes’ is very close to Subhash Ghai’s heart.
Let us tell you that the film Pardes was Subhash Ghai’s first film to be shot abroad. Apart from Mahima Chaudhary, Apoorva Agnihotri also debuted in this film. The songs of the film Pardes were so superhit that after its release, the film’s director Subhash Ghai gifted two cars to music directors Nadeem and Shravan. Subhash Ghai had told that he was also going to do the film Shikhar with Shahrukh Khan, but the news of Trimurti’s flop was everywhere, then he started working on Pardes instead of Shikhar.
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