Amidst fresh reports of snide comments and pot shots being taken between Bollywood’s reigning superstars, comes this interesting report. Reportedly, Danny Boyle is all set to cast Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan in his next film.
The Slumdog Millionaire director was keen to work with King Khan in his multi-Oscar winning film. But the “cunning Quizmaster” role didn’t go down to well with SRK and Anil Kapoor bagged the role. Now Danny Boyle is in talks with the Badshah of Bollywood for the lead role in his next film.
“Bombay Velvet” will be directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film will be based on a series of true incidents that happened in Mumbai in the 1940s. Rumor has it that the film has 3 male lead characters. Danny has already signed Aamir Khan for the third lead. He plans to cast a newcomer for the second lead. It is for the main lead role, that the popular film maker is in talks with SRK.
If Danny is able to sign SRK for this role, it will be a coup of sorts. Since the last year or so, the two Khans have been on a public sparring spree that shows no sign of letting up. Not one to let go of an opportunity, Aamir recently took a dig at SRK on the issue of security checks at airports being stricter for Muslims. In his famous comic way, Aamir quipped, “No one checks me as I am an idiot. SRK had to face a problem as he is very intelligent.” In one sentence Aamir managed to take a dig at arch rival SRK as well as mention his upcoming film 3 Idiots.
Would you like to watch Aamir and Shahrukh share screen space? Will this war of words between the Khans stop if the two work together? What do you think of this famous battle between the Khans? Do you think it’s a sorry and fake attempt at gaining public attention? Please use the comments section below to share your thoughts…