- Shah Rukh Khan backed out from Subhash Ghai's film in 2003
- Subhash Ghai had planned to cast Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar
- Subhash Ghai has worked with Shah Rukh in Pardes
Sharing his star-studded wish list for the film, Subhash Ghai further added, "Shah Rukh felt there are so many characters in the film. He wanted to do a solo hero film then, but mine was not. It was a story of Dilip saab, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh. On my wish list were also Aishwarya Rai, Priety Zinta and Mahima Chaudhary for the film but that's destiny."
Subhai Ghai also told how Pardes, which was actress Mahima Chaudhary's debut film, took birth.
"Before Pardes, I had designed a film called Shikhar, featuring Jackie Shroff and Shah Rukh, where we were to cast a new girl. It was a love story with a war backdrop. We had done our muhurat too and recorded a song after signing A R Rahman. Ishq bina kya jeena yaaro (a song from Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Taal) was a song from Shikhar," PTI quoted Subhash Ghai as saying.
After Pardes' became a blockbuster hit and received several awards, Subhash Ghai came up with another hit film, which was 1999's Taal. Anil Kapoor also won a Filmfare Award for his work in the film. Taal was also selected for 2005's Ebertfest: Roger Ebert's Film Festival and was screened during the 2014 International Film Festival of India.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan is currently busy filming Aanand L Rai's yet-untitled film co-starring actresses Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
(With inputs from PTI)