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Salman wanted to be part of Freaky Ali but Sohail chose Arbaaz instead

Salman Khan revealed at the trailer launch of Sohail Khan’s upcoming movie, Freaky Ali, that he wanted to act in the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer film, but was denied a role despite repeated requests.

bollywood Updated: Aug 08, 2016 15:36 IST
Actors Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Amy Jackson and filmmaker Sohail Khan at the trailer launch of their upcoming film, Freaky Ali, in Mumbai on Sunday.
Actors Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Amy Jackson and filmmaker Sohail Khan at the trailer launch of their upcoming film, Freaky Ali, in Mumbai on Sunday. (PTI)

Salman Khan revealed at the trailer launch of Sohail Khan’s upcoming movie, Freaky Ali, that he wanted to act in the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer film, but was denied a role despite repeated requests.

The 50-year old actor said, “I so wanted to be part of Freaky Ali but Sohail somehow wasn’t ready. I even asked him for several characters, but he took Aarbaaz, not me.”

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“This film was completed in 38 days. If I had been in the film, it would have taken 138 days,” The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor added.

Arbaaz Khan, while speaking about his character in the film, said, “I play Maqsood in the film, a side kick. He is a gangster, a petty thief and extortionist. When Ali (Nawazuddin’s character) is in trouble, he helps him. He shares a turbulent equation with Ali throughout the film.”

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Freaky Ali is themed around golf and shows how a poor man makes a name for himself in a rich man’s sport. Siddiqui plays protagonist in the film, with Amy Jackson and Azbaaz Khan in important roles. Freaky Ali is slated to hit the theatres on September 9.

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