Band Baaja Baaraat's star debutant Ranveer Singh was the
first choice for Bijoy Nambiar's Shaitan. Reportedly,
Ranveer, then a struggling actor, was considered for the role of
'KC' in Shaitan. However, Ranveer backed-off as the
character was very wild and sexually explicit.
Ranveer preferred not to do the role in Shaitan as he
did not want his debut role to be such a bold character. It is also
reported that his family had some reservations regarding the
character. Director Bijoy was so impressed by his performance
during the screen test that he immediately decided to cast him in
the film. He loved Ranveer's energy and spontaneity in front of the
But when Ranveer rejected the offer, Gulshan Devaiah stepped in
for the role. Ranveer was very lucky to get Band Baaja
Baaraat after rejecting such a big offer from Anurag Kashyap's
Fate never knocks at the door twice. Lucky man Ranveer!