When Salman offered a movie role to Shashi Tharoor, here’s why Shashi rejected the offer

Tharoor didn’t star in Andaaz Apna Apna, a common misconception

Salman Khan is now in Russia, where he is allegedly shooting the third instalment of the Tiger series, directed by Maneesh Sharma. On his international tour, he was joined by his co-star Katrina Kaif and his nephew Nirvan Khan.

However did you guys know he previously shared the stage with none other than politician Shashi Tharoor? Dr. Tharoor said in a 2018 conversation that he was approached to portray the foreign minister in a Salman Khan film, but turned it down.

In an interview with Janice Sequeira on Social Media Star, he said, “One hilarious offer (came to me) for a minor part in a Salman Khan-starrer from a fairly prominent filmmaker.” These are the kinds of memories I’ll remember for the rest of my life. It was to portray the character of an Indian foreign minister in a series, and a close acquaintance advised me, ‘If you want to become the foreign minister, do not really play the foreign minister.’ That made perfect sense to me, so I stepped down.”
He further tackled a common urban legend about him, according to which he starred briefly in an another Salman Khan film, Andaz Apna Apna.

He chuckled and claimed there was really no possibility that it could have been him, “(Because) around then, I was already engaged for several years in the United Nations.”
He did, though, bump into Salman on a flight once and made a point of taking a photo with him and posting it on social media. “With @BeingSalmanKhan on a flight from Jaipur to Ahmedabad… flying off four and a half hours late.”
Salman was most recently seen in the critically panned Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, and he has numerous projects in the works. The film Antim: The Final Truth, in which he co-stars with his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma, is now in fully made.

He also has allegedly shot an appearance in Pathan, the unreleased action movie featuring Shah Rukh Khan, as well as another cameo in Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. He will also comeback as the presenter of Bigg Boss 15.


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