Shahrukh Khan was the first choice to play the leading role of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, admits film’s Director, Kabir Khan.
Recently, the Director confirmed the news saying that Producer of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, Aditya Chopra, had approached Shahrukh Khan first for the movie.
“I didn’t meet Shahrukh, but yes, Adi (producer Aditya Chopra) did approach him. However, the script as it is today is meant for Salman.”
Furthermore, Khan denied the rumors claiming that Katrina Kaif recommended Salman Khan for the film.
Talking about the rumour Khan said, “Katrina’s one of my closest friends and the only one who could play Zoya in Ek Tha Tiger, but she didn’t recommend Salman. His name may have come up during discussions. He took an instant liking to me when we met years ago.”