Salman Khan and brother-in-law Aayush Sharma are all set to bring the gangster drama Antim. Recently netizens went all crazy when Ayush shared Salman’s all-new Sikh cop avatar on his social media.
But did you know not Salman but Shah Rukh Khan was the first choice of the makers for the film. The film which in a Hindi remake of Marathi film Mulshi Pattern is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.
According to an entertainment portals report, “It’s a gritty drama that revolves around the cat and mouse chase between a cop and a gangster, who fights for the farmers’ rights. They wanted a superstar to play the police officer’s role alongside Aayush who steps into the main lead Om Bhutkar’s shoes for the Hindi adaptation. They had taken the film to SRK at that point. This is sometime last year but Shah Rukh politely declined the offer.”
It added, “Although the film has several confrontational scenes between Salman and Aayush’s character, this movie is primarily about the latter’s life and his journey. Salman’s part isn’t an extended cameo or a special appearance; the role is much longer than that but he isn’t the main hero of the film. It’s more like how Shah Rukh Khan’s role was in Dear Zindagi.”
The time when SRK was approached for the film he was on a sabbatical. He has to choose between Antim and Pathan and selected the latter as it takes him back to the space that has worked for him in the past.