Yesterday saw the release of one of the most highly anticipated films of this year, Bajrangi Bhaijaan. This film starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor has received positive reviews all across and is been loved by the audiences too. Director Kabir Khan in his interviews whole-heartedly praised the writer of the film V. Vijayendra Prasad for giving him the story of the film, which is being praised for its uniqueness. However, one interesting factoid that has come up is that the film was originally going to be made by the Roshans.
According to some sources, around three years ago, V. Vijayendra Prasad had narrated Bajrangi Bhaijaan to Rakesh Roshan. Roshan apparently loved the film so much that he decided to direct the film casting Hrithik Roshan in the lead role.
In fact Rakesh even worked on the script with Prasad. However, there was one hitch that came up in the process. Sources add that V. Vijayendra Prasad wanted to co-produce the film with Rakesh Roshan, but Roshan does not co-produce films with anyone. Later, Hrithik too loved the film’s script and Rakesh Roshan apparently offered as much as Rs. 3.25 crores to Prasad to buy off the script from him. Eventually though, the deal didn’t work out between Roshans and Prasad and they scrapped the film.
Later however, Prasad narrated the film to Kabir Khan, who then decided to make the film with Salman Khan. The rest as they say is history.