Kabir Khan’s 1st choice for the role now played by “Sohail Khan”‘ was Akshay Kumar since he had required an A lister to portray the role of” Salman’s” screen brother.
Kabir Khan’s story selection of “Sohail” the moderately less successful of Khans to play the screen brother of “Salman Khan” in his next, Tubelight came as a small piece of a surprise for many. Now, it has come to glow that Sohail khan wasn’t the ace director’s: initial choice, it was ‘Akshay Kumar’.
Salman khan & Akshay kumar delivered a huge hit back in the day with ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’.
According to “DNA” Kabir khan required an A-lister to play Salman’s brother & Akshay was one of the names he had in brain while scripting the movie. “Instead of a genuine brother. I thought we must get another actor & create the chemistry on screen.” And while he had not taken a name on who should play the role Akshay’s name was absolutely being considered.
But it was Salman khan who convinced him to believe Sohail khan for the role. “That was while we were increasing the script & before we could fix, I was convinced by Sohail khan. Perhaps with another artist, I would have had to used time & make the chemistry that Salman khan &Sohail khan share”