Aditya Chopra threatened Kangana for turning down Sultan!
Our sass queen, the one and only Kangana Ranaut, affirmed that she was threatened by the head of Yash Raj Films, Aditya Chopra.
She was threatened for putting down his offer to feature in his 2016 manufacturing Sultan. The movie had Anushka Sharma and Salman Khan in lead roles.
“The director came to my house and narrated the script. I had a meeting with Aditya Chopra… just so that I could express my apologies in person and he was fine at the time. But later a news piece came out saying ‘Kangana said No to Sultan’. And then he messaged me, ‘How dare you? You say No to me’. And then he told me, ‘You are finished’,” Kangana stated.
Further, she declared that it was not required for her to work with the Khans after delivering a blockbuster film on her own. She claimed that the Salman Khan-starrer film ‘wasn’t providing much’ to her, and she did not want to ‘demote’ herself’ after the success of her film Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
In addition, Kangana also said that after turning down Aditya’s offer, he also pledged to never work with her ever again.
As per certain media reports, the role for the leading lady of the film was first offered to Deepika Padukone, who rejected the offer citing date hassles.
Further, the role got offered to Kangana Ranaut, who also refused the film. Sultan’s dates clashed with Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon and Kangana chose to work for the latter.
That is how the role then got assigned to Anushka, who amassed appreciation for her role in the film.
The film is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, and revolves around a grappler who comes from a voluntary retirement to get back the love of his life.
The picture became one amongst the substantial blockbusters of that year, reportedly earning around ₹623.33 crores worldwide.
Aditya Chopra threatened Kangana for turning down Sultan! But Kangana is Kangana, she does as she pleases! That is why we are also super duper proud of our ‘Queen of Sass’.