Bollywood’s veteran actor Anupam Kher has revealed that he was the first choice to play the role of Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur’s 1987 directorial Mr. India.
While remembering late Amrish Puri on his 87th birth anniversary on Saturday, Anupam said: “Amrish Puriji was a really good friend of mine. It feels really sad to talk about your friends who are no more in this world. He was a remarkable actor.”
While speaking at a film promotion event, he said that “In Mr. India, Mogambo’s role was offered to me before him but after one or two months, makers of that film replaced me with Amrish Puriji,”
“When you are dropped from a film then generally an actor feels bad, but when I watched ‘Mr. India’ and saw Amrishji’s work as Mogambo then, I thought that makers of the film took the right decision by casting Amrishji in their film,” he added.