When Ranbir Kapoor Rejected Sharing Screen Space With Hrithik Roshan As The 2nd Lead In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Film Guzaarish & It Went On To Aditya Roy Kapur

Not Aditya Roy Kapur, but this actor was the first choice to play Omar Siddiqui in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish?
When Ranbir Kapoor refused to share screen space with Hrithik Roshan as the second lead in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish and it went down for this actor (Photo Credits – Instagram; Movie Poster)

Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapur, who made his acting debut in 2009 with London Dreams, is now among the most desirable men. He is ruling the hearts of millions of his female fans across the country and beyond. As Aditya turns a year older today, we are sharing an interesting anecdote that not many know.

Aditya made his debut with Vipul Shah’s London Dreams as a Pakistani musician. However, his role as a music composer in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish caught his attention and turned tables for him. His heart was so set on the role that he actually learned some magic tricks to impress Bhansali.

While Aditya Roy Kapur played the part convincingly, he was not the first choice for the role. The maverick filmmaker Bhansali had someone else in mind for the said role. It was none other than Ranbir Kapoor.

According to ETimes, Kapoor didn’t want to do the second lead Hrithik Roshan The film starring SLB after starring in Saawariya directed by the same filmmaker. This is how Aditya got the role in Guzaarish.

Later Aditya Roy Kapur played the second lead after Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The film has become one of the most loved films even today. Soon after the film’s release, many believed that ARK might not be accepted as the lead in the romantic musical drama Aashiqui 2 directed by Mohit Suri.

The 2013 film also turned out to be a huge blockbuster and became a turning point in Aditya’s film career. He then starred in the action thriller film Malang (2020) and the black comedy crime film Ludo (2020). He received praise for his performance in both the films.

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