Tubelight : Akshay as Salman’s brother was Kabir Khan’s first choice . In Tubelight ,to play the screen brother of Salman Khan Kabir Khan’s stories choice of Sohail, was not the first choice. Now, it has come to light that Sohail was not the ace director’s initial choice because the director want Akshay Kumar in his movie.
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi was a big hit of Salman and Akshay . The pair of these actors was full of fun, energy and masti.
According tonews , While scripting the film Kabir wanted an A-lister to play Salman’s brother and Akshay was one of the names he had in mind.
What Kabir says ?
“Instead of a real brother, I thought we should get another actor and create the chemistry on screen.” And while he hadn’t taken a call on who should play the role, Akshay’s name was definitely being considered.
But ‘Sultan’ Salman convinced him to consider Sohail for the role not Akshay. “That was while we were developing the script, and before we could decide, I was convinced by Sohail. Maybe, with another actor, I would have had to spend time and create the chemistry that Salman and Sohail share,” Kabir said.
Kabir’s one of the main reasons for considering Akshay for the role was box office considerations. Says Salman, “They wanted someone bigger so that we could crack the number game and earn more at the box office.”
However, Salman was keen on getting Sohail onboard since their equation as brothers would translate on screen convincingly.
The actor said, “I wanted to be really comfortable, and honestly, with Sohail, I didn’t need to act too much. The emotions came automatically.”