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Akshay Kumar played a small role in Mahesh Bhatt's film Aaj (1987) before making his debut with 'Saugandh'. (Photo: Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar during the trailer launch of 'Suryavanshi'.)
- Akshay Kumar's debut film 'Saugandh' as a lead actor was a flop at the box office.
- A day before the shoot of 'Phool Aur Kaante', Akshay was told on the phone- you don't come
Superstars Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgan made their Bollywood debut in the same year as heroes. The year was 1991. Akshay's debut film as lead actor 'Saugandh' proved to be a bad flop at the box office. At the same time, Ajay Devgan was made an overnight star by his debut film, Phool Aur Kaante. But do you know that Akshay Kumar was offered before 'Phool Aur Kaante' Ajay?
Akshay himself revealed this
Akshay and Ajay are sharing the screen in Rohit Shetty's cop drama 'Suryavanshi'. At the trailer launch of the film in March this year, Akshay told that Ajay had replaced him in 'Phool Aur Kaante'. Akshay had said, “We both started our career together. It was like they both fought for the same film. I was first in the film 'Phool Aur Kaante'. Then it hit me. . “
Such is the story of the replacement
Akshay said in an interview a few years ago, “Yes, I was in 'Phool Aur Kaante'. I was sitting in a music session with Nadeem-Shravan at Sunny Super Sound (Recording Studio). Every song in those days was 30. -40 used to be violinists. A separat orchestra. Now we finish everything in a moment. At night I was getting ready for the shoot for the first day. And then I got a call that brother don't come. , Someone else is coming. “
Anecdote: Life changed in one evening
Akshay Kumar was a model before becoming a film actor and that evening he was going to Bangalore (now Bengaluru) for a modeling course. Then the company of makeup man Pramod Chakraborty asked him if he wanted to become an actor. Akshay then showed him his portfolio and immediately got offers for three films.
Akshay had said in an interview, “I was surprised. He (Pramod Chakraborty) immediately signed me for three films. For the first film he gave me 5 thousand, for the second 50 thousand and for the third film, 1.50 lakh rupees. I was given a check. When they gave me the check, it was 6 in the evening. If I had gone to Bangalore, it would not have been less of a disaster for me. Today I would have been a retired model. So Whatever happens, is for good. “