Age old truth
Salman Khan refused a script recently saying he was 'too old' to play the character suggested
It's not an admission many leading stars would make, but 45-year-old Salman Khan is no longer reluctant to admit that he can't be expected to play a young boy any longer. Recently, he turned down Ahmed Khan's assistant Abhishek Dogra's film as he felt he was a bit too old for the role.
Abhishek met Salman at his residence at Galaxy Apartments, Bandra to narrate the story of his film. The meeting lasted for an hour-and-half. After Abhishek finished his narration, Salman said he wouldn't do his film and suggested that he cast a younger actor instead.
A source says, "While that's what he said, it could have been that Salman actually refused Abhishek's film because it is a three-hero project and he didn't want to share too much screen space with two other actors."
However, Abhishek didn't leave completely empty handed. "Salman suggested a different ending to the script and the aspiring filmmaker agreed that it made for a far better climax than what he had envisaged. Abhishek is incorporating Salman's input."
But while he won't be working with Salman in this film, Abhishek is keeping his fingers crossed for the future. "I'm earnestly looking forward to work with Salman one day. But I must say I don't know how to thank him enough for his extremely valuable input to my script."
Well, win some, lose some.