Saif Ali Khan


  1. Shahrukh Khan, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, India, 1995. One hefty Khan replaced by another… Saif is the son of one Bollywood star (Sharmila Tagore), husband of another (Amrita Singh) and long-time lover of a third (Kareena Kapoor).
  2. Aamir Khan, Dil Chahta Hai, India, 2001. Having lost both Abishek Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan for the role of Siddarthe, Mumbai director Farhan Akhtar promptly switched the roles originally pencilled in for Aamir and Saif. The saga of three friends was attacked by Indian critics for being too Western, yet it still won seven Filmfare awards, including one for Saif.
  3. Jackie Shroff, Devdas, India, 2002. Three of the mighty Khans of the 90s were Indian cinema were offered top roles. In the end, only the mightiest – SRH: Shahrukh Khan – starred. In the famous titular role of the much filmed 1917 novel by Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhye.
  4. Vivek Oberoi, Road, India, 2002. Saif and Urmila Matondkar were first due to be the eloping lovers finding themselves in a terrifying thriller.
  5. Aashish Chaudhary, Qayamat: City Under Threat, India, 2003. Unable to play Rahul in the thriller about hunting four Pakistani terrorists in India. The three other king Khans are: Aamir, Salman and Shahrukh.
  6. John Abraham, Garam Masala, India, 2005. Saif passed Sam to the rising Abraham previously India’s top male model) – son of of a Catholic father and Zoroastrian Parsi mother.
  7. John Abraham, Viruddh… Family Comes First, India, 2005. And another Khan role went to Abraham due to Saif making three other films that year… while Abraham made seven.
  8. John Abraham, Garam Masala, India, 2005. And another…
  9. Ajay Devgan, Kaal, India, 2005. Khan turned down two roles…
  10. Vivek Oberoi, Kaal, India, 2005. … neither one taken by John Abraham. He was, however, also in the horror movie.
  11. Fardeen Khan, No Entry, India, 2005. Producer Boney Kapoor rushed to Saif but he was still shooting Kal Ho Naa Ho – and, anyway, preferred another role. And did neither. (Fardeen is no – immediate – kin).preferred another role. And did neither. (Fardeen is no – immediate – kin).
  12. Abhishek Bachchan, Dostana, India, 2008. Three years earlier, Abhi and Khan were due to be Kunal and Sam before Abhi siwtched to Sam with John Abraham as Kunal – two guys playing gay to win a Miami apartment… and falling for gorgeous flat-mate Priyankja Chopra.


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