Not Aamir Khan but this actor was the original choice for Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai

Farhan Akhtar reveals about his dream cast for Dil Chahta Hai.

Farhan Akhtar’s directorial Dil Chahta Hai is one immensely loved coming of age movie. Starring Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan in the lead role, the movie revolved around the lives of three friends. 

Farhan who was the latest celebrity to appear on Neha Dhupia’s podcast revealed that not Aamir Khan but Akshaye Khanna was always his first choice for the film.

Akshaye Khanna was always the first choice. He was the first guy I ever met for that film. And I actually met him at that time because I wanted to cast him in the role that Aamir eventually played. So I spoke to him

for the role that was Aakash,” Farhan revealed.

Spilling the beans about his dream cast for the movie, he said, “I wanted him (Akshaye Khanna) to play Aakash. I wanted Hrithik as Sameer and I wanted Abhishek as Sid. That was my ideal casting.”

The actor also spoke about the one thing which gives him most clarity. “I find a lot more clarity when I do write. I feel like it's easier for me to say things when I write them down. When I speak 

at times can digress a lot more, away from the topic at hand,” Farhan said. 

The actor is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Lucknow Central wherein he is essaying the role of an aspiring Bhojpuri singer. The trailer of the movie has already received a lot of positive response. 



Credits: No Filter Neha

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Saif looked the hottest in this stage of his life, he was no longer girlish and just super hot

Omg his original cast sounds terrible minus akshay khanna! Lord bless the angles that prevented an iconic film from not existing.

Thank GOD he changed his mind. Akshay, Aamir and Saif were just perfect in their roles.

Hrithik in Akshay Khanna's role wud hv been supremely amazing! Bcoz his real life persona is an introvert too!

Frankly hrithik and Abhishek don't have the personalities for this kind of movie,so I'm gladd saif kshaye and Amir did it. They were perfect.

Rani was first offered Preity's role in DCH!!

No Queen_Rani that role was first offered to jaya bachchan!

I so wish Farhan would start directing again. He is a far better director than an actor. Not every good looking person needs to become an actor.

Interesting. Amir is a natural in a role like that, the good guy who is also a bit bad. But Hrithik in the film, ooh, would have been awesome. Abhishek would have been good as Sidd too.

I don't think it's reality for majority of youth in India's coming of life story. Mostly,urban kids! Point to make, showing that you adopt the western cultures, behaviors , implies that you are making a realistic movies! It is being over done in today's Indian movies. The bold girls and boys, showing doing bold scenes and drinking, and pole dancing... This is not even consider bold in western culture. Boldness is convention of actions about a just cause, rules, injustice ....

Very well said.

that movie would not be the same without the fabulous cast

Wonder why these people talk when the movie is done so many years ago, what's the point?

Sameer would not be same without Saif

Haha so he wanted a nepotism cast lol

Saif, Akshay and Aamir are nepotism kids.

Once you do a movie, I can only see that cast for it.

It worked out better with Amir, akshay and Saif

I cannot imagine anyone else In That role

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