How many actors in Bollywood have the courage to reject the script sent by Salman Khan? How many of them, both new and established, would want to turn down the opportunity to be cast in Salman Khan’s films.
That’s precisely what Aayush Sharma did. He rejected ‘9-10’ scripts sent by Salman before he said yes to Loveratri. This was revealed by Salman Khan in a press meet on Tuesday.
Speaking to media the trailer launch of Loveratri along with film’s lead stars Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain and director Abhiraj Minawala in Mumbai, Salman said that the constant rejection to his scripts by Aayush had left him ‘pissed off.’
“When Abhiraj (Minawala) and Aayush (Sharma) heard the story, they agreed to do the film. Before that, I was getting kind of pissed off with him (Sharma) because I sent him about 9-10 scripts but he didn’t like those.
“After hearing this (Love Ratri) script, he told me that I see myself playing this character, while I didn’t see myself playing those characters… So, that’s how we moved ahead with this film,” IANS quoted Salman as saying.
Talking about Loveratri, Salman said that this film had nice love story of a local boy and an NRI girl in a festive backdrop.
“Love Ratri” is a love story which revolves around nine days of Navratri festival.
Asked what prompted him to produce this film, Khan said, “Love is supreme and ultimate. You love your family, girl friend, wife, brother, sister and friends, and sometimes we fight with them. But during festival times or at a time when the person needs you emotionally or in bad times like illness or accident, everyone comes back and stands together and forgets all the enmity. That’s how I thought of making a film with festive background.”
Loveratri marks Hindi film debut of Aayush, who’s Salman’s brother-in-law and newcomer Warina Hussain in lead roles. The film is set to release on 5 October around the Hindu festival of Navratri.
Salman had launched its trailer earlier this week. The trailer has already clocked near 8 million views on YouTube.