Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Salman Khan, a man with a magnanimous heart, tries to take a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.
Director: Kabir Khan
Less of Salman in the Movie?
Probably director Kabir Khan realized that barring the die-hard fans, other cinema-goers probably had enough of Salman bashing the thugs at the drop of a hat. That is the reason, he’s minimized the amount of screen time given to Salman.
Even if you noticed all the promotions that came out initially, before the movie was released, Nawazuddin had all the dialogues. And it seems that’s a game plan of Kabir Khan for this movie, so that other actors get to make their presence felt, and the story takes the centre-stage.
“This movie (Bajrangi Bhaijaan) needed sincerity and innocence which I had lost. Both, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will bring back my sincerity and innocence,” said Salman, on the eve of Eid.
On Salman’s part, kudos to him, for playing the second fiddle (he still makes a big impact in the film)…something that Aamir Khan has been doing quite well over the years.
Here’s how Bajrangi Bhaijaan is linked to Aamir Khan & Bahubali director Rajamouli’s father.
For those raving about Bajrangi Bhaijaan, here is a little insider information for you. Here’s a bit of Bollywood trivia for you, something that is interesting and also a proof of how destiny plays its part.
Did you know that the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan was first offered to Aamir Khan?
That’s right! Salman Khan himself confirmed that he was not the first choice for Bajrangi Bhaijaan and that it was offered to Aamir Khan who in turn referred the script to Salman.
As luck would have it, Aamir requested for some script changes which was refused by the creative team, after which Hritik Roshan was approached. When even that didn’t work out, the movie finally landed up with Salman Khan. And the movie went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Bollywood.
Did you know that the movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan was written by Vijayendra Prasad, father of Rajamouli (director of Baahubali)?
That’s true! Bajrangi Bhaijaan was written by Vijayendra Prasad, who is the father of south director Rajamouli of the Bahubali fame. Interestingly, many people assumed that the movie would be directed by ‘Rajamouli’ and released in the South, but writer Prasad felt that the theme of the movie made it a better candidate for Bollywood.
Although Prasad has his roots in South India and the southern film industry, he’s no stranger to Bollywood. He credits his inspiration for Bajrangi Bhaijaan to classic movies like Deewar and Zanjeer.
Talk about coincidences!