Filmmaker Mansoor Khan revealed a secret about his 2000 blockbuster movie Josh that on bringing of two superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan in the same film was the tricky thing for him and at last Aamir refuses his project offer.

2002 blockbuster movie Josh
Shah Rukh Khan’s portray as Max in 2000 movie Josh was an enigmatic character.

Mansoor Khan who directed Aamir Khan’s superhit movie ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak‘ in 1988 still thinks that both the Khans’ Aamir and Shah Rukh were perfect for his 2000 film Josh.

Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Mansoor Khan’s 1988 film ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ featuring Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla in lead

“I still think Aamir and Shah Rukh were the perfect castings for the film. However, Aamir refused to play that role. That’s his choice,” Mansoor said.

He added: “Aamir wanted to change his image also. He no longer wanted to play that lover boy, romantic guy. The second reason is the character Max (played by Shah Rukh) is a very charismatic character. Everybody wanted to play Max.

Mansoor talked about the hit film, which also features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Chandrachur Singh. Mansoor told reporters here on the sidelines of Jio MAMI Film Festival last evening.

a gif from josh movie
“I still think Aamir and Shah Rukh were the perfect castings for the film. However, Aamir refused to play the role of the romantic guy. That’s his choice,” Mansoor said.

Shah Rukh and Aamir have not shared screen space yet. The Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak helmer also said he initially wanted Kajol to play Shah Rukh’s sister but the actress rejected the offer. The role then went to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He also shared that even actress Kajol Devgan wanted to play SRK’s character.

Max aka shah rukh khan in Josh
Mansoor Khan, “When I offered Kajol the role of Shah Rukh’s sister in the film, she listened to the script and said she wanted to do Max.”

When I met Kajol to play Shah Rukh’s sister she walked away. I asked her if she is doing the film she said I want to play Max. So it was such an enigmatic character,” he added.

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