Salman, Shah Rukh, and Aamir Khan reunite on stage, dazzling guests with their dance moves at the Ambani pre-wedding festivities in Jamnagar.
Breaking the silence on a surprising twist in the casting realm, director Kiran Rao recently spilled the beans on a decision that left many jaws dropping – she rejected none other than Bollywood heavyweight Aamir Khan for a role in her upcoming project, Laapataa Ladies.
In an interview, Kiran Rao opened up about the unexpected turn of events that unfolded during the casting process of the film. It appears that Aamir Khan, known for his stellar performances, had expressed keen interest in essaying the character of Manohar in Laapataa Ladies. The character, eventually brought to life by Ravi Kishan, underwent a rather intriguing audition journey.
Rao revealed that discussions with Aamir were extensive, and the actor even delved into costume and makeup tests in preparation for the role. Describing Aamir’s audition as “really good, obviously,” Kiran was impressed with his dedication. However, in the world of cinema, surprises are always around the corner.
Enter Ravi Kishan. His audition brought an unexpected and refreshing unpredictability that caught Kiran’s attention. The director explained, “When Aamir is in a role, it sort of sets up expectations for this character.” She sensed a unique quality in Kishan’s portrayal, describing it as “a complete surprise” that intrigued her.
In a light-hearted revelation, Kiran playfully announced, “I rejected Aamir Khan. I did actually in this case.” She clarified that Aamir graciously accepted the decision during their deliberation, understanding that Kishan brought a distinct dimension that might do justice to the role.
Praising Ravi Kishan’s performance, Kiran couldn’t help but commend him for infusing the character with a “kind of juiciness.” She went on to describe him as “perfect” in embodying the role of a “slimy cop,” hinting at the layered and nuanced portrayal that audiences can expect in Laapataa Ladies.
The revelation adds a surprising twist to the anticipation surrounding the film, with fans now eager to witness Ravi Kishan’s take on the character that initially caught Aamir Khan’s eye. Laapataa Ladies seems poised to deliver not just a compelling storyline but also a stellar ensemble performance, with each actor bringing their unique touch to the narrative.