Chiranjeevi on why he chose Salman Khan over Aamir Khan for Godfather: ‘Needed someone for his physicality'

Published on Jul 25, 2022 10:57 AM IST

Aamir Khan asked Chiranjeevi about preferring Salman Khan over him for his Telugu film Godfather. The Telugu star had a witty reply to Aamir's question. 

Aamir Khan had a question for Chiranjeevi about his film, Godfather. 
Aamir Khan had a question for Chiranjeevi about his film, Godfather. 

Actor Chiranjeevi presided over as the chief guest for the Telugu trailer launch of Laal Singh Chaddha on Sunday. At the event, Aamir Khan, who has always been eager to share screen space with Chiranjeevi, asked him why he didn’t approach him for a cameo but went for Salman Khan in his upcoming film, Godfather. Chiranjeevi said they roped in Salman because the character needed an actor for his physicality. Also read: Laal Singh Chaddha song Kahani: Sonu Nigam’s soulful voice narrates timeline of Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor romance

Chiranjeevi released the Telugu trailer of Laal Singh Chaddha, which is the Indian adaptation of Forrest Gump. Speaking at the event, Aamir Khan thanked Chiranjeevi for the gesture. He also said that he’d like to return the favour by working in one of his projects if there’s any opportunity.

Aamir went on to ask why Chiranjeevi didn’t approach him for a role in his film Godfather and went with Salman Khan instead. “The character didn’t need someone with heart and brain, but needed someone for their physicality, and that’s why we went with Salman,” said Chiranjeevi, bursting out into laughter.

Recently, Aamir Khan organized a special screening of Laal Singh Chaddha for Chiranjeevi at his residence in Hyderabad. The screening was also attended by SS Rajamouli, actor Nagarjuna, his son Naga Chaitanya and Pushpa director Sukumar.

As per a statement, all the guests were exhilarated about Aamir’s pet project. The statement added that Chiranjeevi was really touched by the film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor, Mona Singh and Naga Chaitanya in a key role. The movie is set to release in cinemas on August 12. It has been directed Advait Chandan.

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