Rakesh Roshan reveals who was cast for ‘Karan Arjun’ before Salman Khan; Know here

Director Rakesh Roshan recently revealed on a popular television show, Indian Idol, that Ajay Devgn was initially cast for the 1995 hit film Karan Arjun, which was later taken over by Salman Khan due to some unforeseen circumstances. Roshan also spoke about his son Hrithik Roshan’s debut film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai sharing that Kareena Kapoor Khan was the first choice for the lead role, which was later given to Ameesha Patel due to Kapoor’s unavailability.

Karan Arjun was a blockbuster hit that starred Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in double roles. Salman played the character of Karan while SRK played Arjun. The film also featured Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, and Rakhee in prominent roles. The recent reunion of the two Khans in their film Pathaan has stirred up conversations about their earlier collaboration in Karan Arjun.

Roshan’s revelation about Ajay Devgn being the first choice for Karan Arjun has left fans wondering about what could have been, especially as Ajay Devgn and SRK have never shared the screen together. However, Salman Khan’s entry into the project ultimately led to the film’s massive success.

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Roshan’s discussion of his son’s debut film, Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, was also of interest to fans. Roshan shared that Kareena Kapoor Khan was originally set to play the lead role, but her unavailability led to Ameesha Patel being cast in the role. The film went on to become a massive hit and launched Hrithik Roshan’s career as a leading man in Bollywood.

The recent reunion of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in Pathaan has generated significant excitement among fans, who are eagerly awaiting their on-screen chemistry once again. The two will reportedly be seen together in the upcoming film Tiger 3, which is set to feature a big sequence in April.


  1. Who was the original choice for the lead role in Karan Arjun before Salman Khan?
    Ajay Devgn.
  2. What was the original title of the film Karan Arjun?
    The film was titled Kaynaat before it was renamed Karan Arjun.

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