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When Aamir, SRK almost got together!

The two mighty Khans almost gave their nod to Raj Kumar Santoshi's movie. Read on to know what happened to the filmmaker's 'dream' of casting them together.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2009 17:22 IST

Aamir and SRKRaj Kumar Santoshi could have been credited with bringing together Aamir and Shah Rukh for the first time on screen, had things gone as planned.

The filmmaker had cast Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan in his film London Dreams, a story about two friends, both musicians. At that time it was to be titled Rashque (jealousy in Urdu). For three nights Santoshi even managed to get Bollywood's two most charismatic stars together for a joint narration.

A trade source informs a daily, "In principle both actors loved the script and said they wanted to go home and sleep over it before they started principal photography. But for months on end, Raj Santoshi chased both actors independently and neither of them reverted."

Santoshi’s London Dreams is now a Vipul Shah franchise with Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan. When Santoshi was making it, Aamir was to do Salman Khan’s role and Shah Rukh was to do Ajay Devgan’s part.

Sources close to both actors say it's unlikely that SRK and Aamir would be doing Danny Boyle's Bombay Velvet together also.

On the sets of his film Lajja in 2003, Raj Santoshi had categorically said that Aamir and Shah Rukh would not do a film together and even Ashutosh Gowarikar hinted that it is unlikely that his Lagaan and Swades leading men would ever be together in the same frame.

Bad for cinema lovers!