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Vidhu Vinod Chopra wanted to cast Shah Rukh Khan for this film, not Anil Kapoor.

Shah Rukh Khan 1942 A Love StoryVidhu Vinod Chopra on Shah Rukh Khan: Bollywood’s famous filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has given many hit and superhit films to the film industry till now. Vidhu Vinod Chopra has worked with many Bollywood stars, but despite trying for the last 3 decades, he has not been able to collaborate with Shah Rukh Khan. Vidhu Vinod Chopra recently told during a special conversation with a management school that he had offered a film to Shahrukh Khan in 1994. In which Anil Kapoor was later cast. 

Shahrukh Khan was the first choice for 1942: A Love Story!

Vidhu Vinod Chopra (Vidhu Vinod Chopra Movies) recently talked to Kellogg School of Management. Where the filmmaker told, ‘Shahrukh Khan has a history with me. When I was making 1942: A Love Story, I had seen his (Shah Rukh Khan) work. Renu (Vidhu’s ex-wife) had edited the film Mem Saheb, in which she had a small role. Then I offered him the role, I was the first person to offer him the role. He was not a star then.  

Anil Kapoor was cast in place of Shahrukh

Vidhu Vinod Chopra did not tell in his conversation why Shah Rukh Khan (Shah Rukh Khan Movies) did not accept the role. But after Shahrukh Khan, this role went to Anil Kapoor. According to entertainment reports, Madhuri Dixit was offered the role opposite Anil Kapoor in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film ‘1942: A Love Story’ before Manisha Koirala. But things could not work out with Madhuri Dixit also. Let us tell you, Jackie Shroff has also been seen in an important role in ‘1942: A Love Story’ along with Anil Kapoor and Manisha Koirala.