Amitabh Bachchan Was Not The First Choice For Baghban? A Legendary Actor Rejected The Role For This Reason!

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Not Amitabh Bachchan, But This Iconic Actor Was The First Choice For Ravi Chopra's Baghban, Read On!
Amitabh Bachchan Was Not Ravi Chopra’s First Pick For The Movie Baghban, It Was This Actor Who Was Approached First ( Photo Credit – Baghban Poster )

Baghban was probably the most emotional movies on the market and that’s a transparent reality! The Ravi Chopra directorial which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini left many mother and father emotional, and us youngsters’s with a tad little bit of guilt about how we deal with them. Well, nevertheless, do you know that Big B was not the primary option to play the position of Raj Malhotra within the movie?! Shocking proper?

So who was the primary alternative for the movie? Read on to comprehend it your self!

It is alleged that it was not Amitabh Bachchan however legendary actor, Dilip Kumar who was approached by Ravi Chopra’s father, BR Chopra’s first option to play the position of Raj Malhotra in Baghban!

As per Achala Nagar, author of Baghban and the creator of the novel, Dilip Kumar had declined the supply as he couldn’t agree on his co-actress. Revealing in regards to the particulars, Achala stated, “When BR Chopra approached Kumar for the role, he had said that neither Nargis nor Meena Kumari was alive and even Raakhee had stopped working in films. He rejected the role because he believed that no contemporary actress was suitable to play the role opposite him.”

The creator Achala added, “Dilip Kumar could not think of anyone who would be able to measure up to him, both in terms of seniority and name. So, the film could not go on floors then.” However, twenty years later, BR Chopra handed on the script to his son, director Ravi Chopra who then introduced Hema Malini and Amitabh Bachchan on board for the movie!

The movie was a large hit!

In the film Baghban, apart from Amitabh Bachchan, the film options Salman Khan, Aman Verma, Samir Soni, Saahil Chadha, Nasir Khan, Mahima Chaudhry, Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen, and Lilette Dubey in supporting roles.

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