Can you believe that!!!
Sooraj Barjatya, the man behind Salman's success in Bollywood, the guy who made Salman into Prem, has revealed that Salman Khan was not the first choice when he ws casting for Maine Pyaar Kiya. He was in fact more inclined towards Deepak Tijori. Who would have thought of this?
So how did Sooraj choose Salman? When Salman appeared for a screen test, his only positive trait was being Salim saab's son. But Sooraj though he was too small! But when Salman showed him his portfolio, Sooraj changed his views slightly. He decided to call Salman for a second screen test but remained undecided even after that. What changed his view and clinched the deal for Salman was an exemplary trait he saw in Salman. When Salman found that Sooraj was looking for other options, he himself started suggesting other names to Sooraj. This quality endeared Salman to Sooraj and he decided to make MPK with Salman as Prem. The rest is history.
Salman is once again coming back the screens as Prem in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo! Enjoy the film, and enjoy this little tidbit about your favorite star!