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Why Shah Rukh Khan Rejected The Game Show Host Role In Slumdog Millionaire

Shah Rukh Khan on the units of Ted Talks India. (courtesy: iamsrk)

Highlights

  • “Danny is a friend, we worked on the initial bit of the film,” stated SRK
  • “The film’s version of the game show is quite accurate,” he added
  • “I didn’t do it because the host is a little bit of a cheat,” stated SRK

New Delhi:

It is fairly onerous to think about Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire with out Anil Kapoor, proper? But do you know that Shah Rukh Khan was provided the position of Prem Kumar, the sport present host within the movie. The actor even labored on the script with the movie’s director Danny Boyle for a while. However, he refused to be part of the movie as a result of he thought that his character was “mean” and “a little bit of a cheat.” During the promotional duties of his 2010 movie My Name Is Khan, SRK appeared on Jonathan Ross’ chat present, the place he stated, “Danny is a friend and we worked on the initial bit of the film and I was very keen that the film be made, because I think that it’s a very interesting topic. The film’s version of the game show is quite accurate in terms of the setting but I didn’t do it because the host is a little bit of a cheat, and he was a little mean.” Shah Rukh Khan, who hosted the third season of the quiz present Kaun Banega Crorepati, added, “I’d already done the show so I felt if I do it people will feel I do the same thing.” He added, “It was a great film.”

Slumdog Millionaire, which was set in India, had a powerful ensemble solid that included Anil Kapoor, late actor Irrfan Khan, Dev Patel and Frieda Pinto. Slumdog Millionaire is an onscreen adaptation, loosely based mostly on the guide Q & A by Vikas Swarup. In 2009, the movie swept the Oscars. It gained in classes similar to Best Director for Danny Boyle, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing for Resul Pookutty and AR Rahman gained the Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Jai Ho.

Coming again to Shah Rukh Khan, the actor stepped into the Indian leisure trade with the 1988 sequence Fauji. He was additionally part of Doordarshan’s TV present Circus. The actor additionally hosted a number of TV exhibits together with Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?, Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout, India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun? and a couple of seasons of Ted Talks India.

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