#16YearsOfClassicDevdas: Did you know Jackie Shroff’s character was rejected by three actors before he finally gave his nod to it?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic drama, Devdas hit the screens on July 12, 2002, and today we are celebrating its 12-year long journey. The movie that starred Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles with Jackie Shroff was India’s first official entry to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and also the entry for Academy Awards that year. Much has been written and even spoken about this tragic love story that divulging any details around it would be futile.

We know Kareena Kapoor Khan had auditioned for the role of Paro which eventually went to Aishwarya, We also know Saif Ali Khan was offered the role of Chunni Babu but he rejected it. But hey, do we know before Jackie Shroff came on board, his role was earlier offered to two more actors? Also Read: #16YearsOfClassicDevdas: Twitter showers love on the Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Shah Rukh Khan masterpiece that still leaves us awestruck

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