Kangana made her debut in Bollywood with Anurag Basu’s 2006 movie Gangster. Apart from Kangana Ranaut, the movie also featured Shiney Ahuja, Emraan Hashmi and others in lead roles. The movie went on to be a big hit amongst audiences. Take a look at some of the unknown trivia involving Kangana Ranaut’s movie Gangster according to IMDB.
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Trivia from Kangana Ranaut’s movie Gangster according to IMDb
- Famous Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhter was offered the role first but he rejected it.
- Apparently Anurag Basu read the script to Kangana Ranaut in a hotel where he found her.
- Mallika Sherawat was approached first for the role but she charged a high fee so the makers decided to launch a new face.
- Before starting to shoot, Mahesh Bhatt initially felt Kangana Ranaut is too young for the role of Simran.
- The climax scene of Gangster was inspired by the end scene of Hollywood film Gladiator.
- The movie is speculated to be inspired from the life of a real-life gangster Abu Salim and his affair with Bollywood actress Monica Bedi. But the makers denied all such accusations.
- Irrfan Khan was the first choice for Shiney Ahuja’s character.
- The makers of Gangster was so impressed with Kangana Ranaut that they cast her in Woh Lamhe too.
- John Abraham and Sanjay Dutt were initially considered for the lead roles.
- Due to budget deficiency, the makers could not afford to hire a cook so everyone on the sets took turns and cooked.
- The film was put on hold for some time as the director was diagnosed with Leukaemia and the makers had to wait for his recovery.
- The song Ya Ali was inspired by the song Ya Ghali composed by a Kuwait based band named Guitara.
- This movie was the first major hit in Shiney Ahuja’s career.
- Kailash Kher was initially approached for the song Ya Ali but was later replaced by Zubin Garg.
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