In 2005, Salman Khan appeared in a romance film, Lucky: No Time For Love, set against the backdrop of a war-torn Russia. The film launched actress Sneha Ullal, and also marked its director duo, Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru’s debut in filmmaking. The film emerged to be a success at the box office, with appreciation for the actor’s craft. Today, it seems hard to imagine anyone else in Salman’s shoes, but as it turns out, the actor wasn’t the person the script had originally come for.
While talking to Spotboye, Vinay, one half of the director duo of Lucky, revealed that the script was actually going to be offered to Salman’s younger brother Sohail Khan, but as fate had it, it was Salman who ended up doing it. “We had written a script and went to narrate the story to Sohail at their home in Galaxy Apartments. He lived on the first floor while Salman ran into us on the ground floor and asked us why we were there. We told him the purpose and he invited us inside and then congratulated us saying he was doing our film. He didn’t even hear the story and just said that he had followed our work, watched our music videos and loved them. And that’s how we got our hero for Lucky,” Vinay revealed.
Going on to rave about his leading man, Vinay asserts that Salman is always the perfect man for their projects. “Salman is like our mentor. Usually, mine and Radhika’s stories are a world of fairy tales. Be it any of our movies or music videos, there is always a fairy tale element, a prince charming, who is always there, and who better can we ask than Salman as our prince charming. He has the perfect face; the perfect smile and he is just overall perfect. He spoils you for choices as whatever he does becomes iconic and I feel even Salman is also destined to be a part of our projects,” he gushes.
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