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Did you know Aamir Khan was not the first choice of this period Drama.

Period drama

Aamir Khan is proudly known as the Mr Perfectionist of Bollywood. He gets into the character that he plays to give a realistic effect. Be it adapting his physical appearance or learning the dialect, Aamir Khan has always impressed everyone with his realistic acting. Mangal Pandey is one such example of his exemplary acting skills. But did you know Aamir Khan was never the first choice of this super successful period drama. Read here to know details.

Mangal Pandey originally began in 1995 with Sanjay Dutt.

Yes, you read it right. Period drama Mangal Panday, in which Aamir Khan played the titular character and even received national acclamation for his exceptional dialogue delivery was originally started in 1995 under the name of Kissa Kartoos and with Sanjay Dutt in the lead role and Manisha Koirala starring opposite him. But after Sanjay Dutt got arrested the movie was shelved. After almost a decade, in 2004, the movie was restarted in the name of Mangal Pandey: The Rising with Aamir Khan playing the lead role and also starred Rani Mukerji, Kirron Kher and Ameesha Patel. Though the film landed in deep controversy for portraying the relationship of Mangal Pandey with a prostitute it was highly acclaimed for its acting and also performed well at the Box Office. Although we do not doubt the acting skills of Sanjay Dutt and are pretty sure that the film would have performed equally well with him playing the titular role.

Current projects of Aamir Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

On the work front, Sanjay Dutt is currently super busy with six running projects in his basket. Sanjay Dutt will be seen in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 which is scheduled to release this Friday. Besides he is shooting for 3 movies together namely Torbaaz, Prasthanam and Kalank. After that, there are two other projects in pipeline namely Shamshera and Panipat, the shooting of which is expected to begin by the end of this year or in the early beginning of next year. On the other hand, Aamir Khan will be next seen in Thugs of Hindostan which is scheduled to hit the screens this Diwali on 7th November 2018.

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