15 Years of Omkara Aamir Khan Rejected Langda Tyagi Role Thats how Saif Ali Khan Grabb
Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan
- Omkara movie completes 15 years.
- Saif Ali Khan played the role of Langda Tyagi in the film.
- Aamir Khan was first approached for Langda Tyagi.
Mumbai. Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Ajay Devgn starrer Omkara completes 15 years today. Omkara was the most successful film of the year 2007. Not only this, this film was the turning point of Saif Ali Khan’s career. But, do you know that Saif Ali Khan was not the first choice for the role of Langda Tyagi.
In an interview to Film Companion, Saif Ali Khan had told that Aamir Khan was first approached for the role of Langda Tyagi. Vishal had narrated the script to Aamir. Aamir wanted to add a few things to this character. The director of the film did not want to compromise with the character of Langda Tyagi. In such a situation, this character came out of Aamir’s hand and fell in Saif’s bag.
Vivek Oberoi also wanted to become Lame Tyagi
Vivek Anand Oberoi played the role of Kesu Firangi in the film. However, he too was going to play the character of Langda Tyagi in the film. Vivek Oberoi had said in an interview that he had talked to director Vishal Bhardwaj for this role. The director said that the role required an older and more mature face. The character of Langda Tyagi is a bit colorful. In such a situation, Saif Ali Khan got this role.
Shooting was halted for a year
Omkara director Vishal Bhardwaj said at the Goa Film Festival, “The shooting of the film was stalled for a year due to some differences. At the same time, I saw that hunger in Saif’s eyes for the character of Langda Tyagi.
The story of Omkara was inspired by William Shakespeare’s Othello. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Bipasha Basu were the lead actresses in ‘Omkara’. Kareena Kapoor also gave bold scenes in the film.
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