Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna starrer Dil Chahta Hai received a lot of love and is now considered as a cult film. The film was directed by Farhan Akhtar and showcased the lives of three friends.
While we loved Aamir Khan’s funny and witty side in the film, what came as a surprise was Farhan Akhtar’s recent revelation. Farhan who was recently a guest on a popular podcast, shared that not Aamir Khan rather Akshaye Khanna was his first choice for the film.
“Akshaye Khanna was the first guy I met for that film. I wanted to cast him in the role that Aamir eventually played… that of Aakash. I wanted Hrithik Roshan to play Sameer (played by Saif Ali Khan) and I wanted Abhishek Bachchan as Sid (Akshaye). That was my ideal casting.”
Meanwhile, on the work front, Farhan is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Lucknow Central, which also stars Diana Penty in the lead role.