Rang De Basanti, Aamir Khan‘s infamous movie that garnered nationwide praise, was released in 2006!
The film stars Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan and Sharman Joshi among others.
However, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had once revealed that a very famous Hollywood star had auditioned for a particular role in this very film!
It is none other than Daniel Craig, of James Bond fame, who had auditioned for the role of James McKinley which later on went to Steven Mackintosh. Daniel however was also approached for James Bond at the same time, as per a report, because of which he chose to not go with this film.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has written down his life experiences in his autobiography ‘The Stranger In The Mirror’ which was recently published for everyone to read.
In the book, Mehra recalled how producers David Reid and Adam Bowling were instrumental in the casting of Alice Patten and Steven Mackintosh as Sue and James McKinley. “I remember vividly that one of the people who auditioned for the part of James McKinley, the young jailor who walks Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to be hanged, was none other than current James Bond, Daniel Craig,” he writes.
“Daniel Craig was my first choice but he requested if we could allow some time as he was also being considered to be the next James Bond. The rest, as they say, is history,” he continued.
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