Anil Kapoor celebrates 20 years of his classic cult 'Nayak' says it was passed by Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh to him!

written by Ritika Nath | September 07, 2021

Anil Kapoor is ecstatic as he celebrates 20 years of his one of the most loved movies ‘Nayak’. The actor recently in an interview with national daily talked about how he approached director S Shankar for the political drama and how he never thought that this movie will become of the classic cult movies of Bollywood.

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But wait, did you know that Anil Kapoor was not the first choice for Nayak? Yes you read it right! In an interview recently, Anil Kapoor told that the film was earlier read to Amir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan who declined the role.

“I pursued Shankar (director) after Nayak was passed up by both Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh. To this date, I’m glad I did” said Anil Kapoor.

When asked about the film's significance, the Nayak actor stated, "To be honest, the only thing we knew while making the film was that it would be something special. Something for everyone. We had no idea it would get as much attention as it did. I believe it is because the subject matter is so relevant and relatable. The people, the government, and the tensions that exist between them will always be a source of great interest and personal relevance."

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When the actor was asked to share one of the most memorable moment, he said, he remembers the fight scenes, which each felt like their own film. "I recall the junkyard fight scene, in which I had to fight with almost no clothes on, which was a new and challenging experience for me."

Anil Kapoor also took to his Instagram handle to share his happiness as Nayak completes 20years of its journey. The movie also included Rani Mukerji, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, and the late Amrish Puri in key roles.


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