Yash Chopra's Darr issynonymnous withShahrukh Khan's
'K.K..Kiran' act. In fact, the actor evenstole away the
limelight from Sunny Deol who was the 'hero' of the film.
But do you folks know that Aamir Khan was supposed to do this
film? Yes, you heard it right. It was said that the actor
optedout of Darr but shockingly years later in an interview,
Aamir revealed thatthe makers threwhim out of the film.
Well, that comes across as a huge shock considering he is known to
be 'Mr Perfectionalist' in Bollywood today.
So what exactly went wrong? The answer lies in this interview
dating back to 1994...
The Real Reason Why
AamirKhan Was Removed From 'Darr'
"I did not walk out of Darr. I was removed from the film. Two, I
was removed from the film because I asked for a joint narration
with Sunny Deol. Initially, the director agreed, but later I don't
know why he changed his mind. When I persisted, he phoned to say
'Aamir, let's work some other time.' So I said, 'Fine'.
Aamir Was Sure That Darr Would
Work At The Box Office
"That the film was going to become a big hit is something I had
expected. In fact, that's the reason I signed it."
Then Why WasHe Relieved To
Be Out Of Darr?
"When I said yes to Darr, I was absolutely sure of two things -
one that the film was going to click and two, that I was going to
enjoy doing the role. My doubts about my enjoying it, surfaced when
the director refused to give a joint narration. In a way I was
relieved when I was finally out of the film, because this was
better than suffering all through its shooting. If I felt sad, it
was about my missing out on a very good role."
HeVowed That He Would
Never Work With Yash Chopra
"I'll never work with him. Not after this incident. Our styles
of working are different."
Sunny Deol Too Had Echoed A
Reportedly Sunny was given a choice by Yash Chopra to play
either Rahul Malhotra or Sunil Mehra in the film. As expected, he
gave his nod for the positive role. However, post watching the film
he felt that the Chopras didn't play it fair and allowed SRK to
steal away from the limelight from him. This didn't go down well
with Sunny and years later in an interview he declared, "I'll never
work with Yash Chopra again. He isn't a man of his words. I don't
have good memories about him, he betrayed my faith in him."
Was Aamir Envious Of Shahrukh
"I would if I did not get the response I do from my audience. I
don't think the audience respects me any less than it does
Shahrukh. That he has had two blockbusters in a row, which is what
Anil (Kapoor) had after Tezaab and later Salman (Khan), does not
become a barometer for any star's popularity."
He Felt SRK's Success Was No Big
"Something more long term than two hits. The current mass
hysteria for Shah Rukh was inevitable. They do that to every hero
after a successful release. I enjoyed it too after Qayamat Se
Qayamat Tak, after Dil, after Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. These waves
come in everytime there's a hit. It's no big deal!!"
Aamir On Juhi Chawla Being
Termed A Better Pair With Shahrukh'
"That's because she's doing films with Shah Rukh and not with
On Ghost-Directing Films
"Sorry boss, I have no energy to direct films for others. When I
direct, it will be for myself."
Aamir Khan and SRK would never fail to take digs at each other
in their younger days. Now that they both are superstars, things
seem to be changing. In fact, a few months back the duo clicked
their first picture together in 25 years!
So what next? A feature film together maybe! What do you have
guys think about this?