With two back to back blockbusters in his kitty with Baahubali and Bhajarangi Bhaijaan, senior writer Vijayender Prasad is undoubtedly the most in-demand writer in the country. The film, which has Bollywood box-office Czar Salman Khan, has garnered more than 70 crores in its opening weekend and the trade analysts have already declared the film a blockbuster.
Surprisingly, Salman was not the first star to be approached for the titular role a Bajarangi. The writer revealed that he first met and narrated the story to Aamir Khan, who loved the film thoroughly but could not do it due to lack of dates. The film’s co-producer, Rockline Venkatesh, then took the script to his Lingaa star Rajinikanth, Kannada star Puneeth Rajkumar and our very own Stylish Star Allu Arjun.
However, all these stars refused to be a part of the film for various reasons and it was then the writer and the producer met Salman, who was moved by the film’s touching story and immediately green-lit the project and the rest is history. The film, an emotional story of an Indian man helping a young Pakistani girl cross the border, has struck all the right cords with the audiences and is declared as the best film in Salman’s career till date.