It is known that Salman Khan will begin shoot for Guns Of North once he wrapped Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai shoot. But, did you know that Salman Khan turned down offer to star in space drama ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’ for Guns of North?
Yes, you read that right! Instead of featuring in Siddharth Roy Kapur’s film ‘Saare Jahaan Se Achcha’, Salman Khan opted for Guns of North, which is said to be an adaptation of Marathi film, Mulshi Pattern. The film Guns of North will have Aayush Sharma playing main antagonist while Salman Khan essaying the role of a Sikh police officer.
According to reports, Salman Khan and Siddharth Roy Kapur met in February this year and Dabangg actor was quite impressed with the script and the concept.
A source close to the project was quoted as saying to Bollywood Hungama, “Salman Khan and Siddharth Roy Kapur met around in February to discuss the project. Salman heard the narration and was impressed by the concept as well as the script. This was a time when the Coronavirus disease had not spread in India rapidly and the lockdown was unheard of. Salman was to complete Radhe – Your Most Wanted Bhai then and had dates free till October-November which is when he was about to start filming for Farhad Samji’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. So, he had his dates free for almost 6 months. Moreover, Saare Jahaan Se Achcha team were fully prepped and ready to go on floors immediately.”
However, Salman still refused to star in the film.When asked the reason, the source explained, “This was also the time when Salman Khan’s production house was putting together Guns Of North. He got interested in the role of the Sikh cop in the script. It’s a prominent character and the way it was written interested Salman. Guns Of North, too, was to go on floors at the same time and he had to choose between this film and Saare Jahaan Se Achcha. He chose Guns Of North as it’s an action-packed role which even his fans would lap it up. Also, Salman is aware that a few years later, he might not be able to do such roles. Hence, he chose to act in Aayush Sharma’s next.”
The film Saare Jahaan Se Achcha had recently been in the news when it was reported that Farhan Akhtar will be essaying the role of Rakesh Sharma. It is to be noted that apart from Salman Khan, there are various Bollywood stars including Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Vicky Kaushal and Ranbir Kapoor were offered the role.
But some unknown reasons, none of these actors agreed to do so. A source associated to the film assures, “No actor has refused the film because they were unhappy with the script. Even Salman loved it. With each actor, there were different reasons due to which they couldn’t do it. Saare Jahaan Se Achcha will be loved, not just for its VFX and space element, but also for its emotional quotient. Wait and watch!”