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‘I am really speaking Aamir’, when the actor called Pradeep Rawat’s house at midnight, got scolded by his sister

That day, when Aamir Khan called actor Pradeep Rawat’s house at midnight, the sister rebuked him. Pradeep Rawat’s sister could not recognize that it was Aamir on the phone. Pradeep Rawat has shared this story in a recent interview. This was the time when Pradeep Rawat was offered a role in ‘Lagaan’. Pradeep Rawat, who came into limelight after playing the role of villain in ‘Ghajini’, told that Aamir had called his home landline at midnight to give him the role of Deva in ‘Lagaan’, which was picked up by his sister. Conversation with Siddharth Kanan. Pradeep Rawat also told that the role of Deva in ‘Lagaan’ was first offered to actor Mukesh Rishi. But he could not do it, and then Pradeep Rawat was signed at the last minute. Pradeep Rawat was asked whether Mukesh Rishi had rejected the role of Deva in ‘Lagaan’?

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Mukesh Rishi was doing ‘Lagaan’, that’s why he had to leave the film

In response, Pradiv Rawat said, ‘At that time Mukesh Rishi had six South films, and could not adjust the dates of those films for Lagaan. That’s why he had to leave ‘Lagaan’. At that time Aamir Khan Productions wanted a lot of dates simultaneously. Since Mukesh Rishi could not do it, I was the next option. I had ‘Sarfarosh’ with him. Aamir liked my role of Sultan in that.

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Aamir called at midnight

Pradeep Rawat further narrated the incident when Aamir Khan called him at midnight to offer him the role, ‘My sister picked up the phone and couldn’t believe that it was Aamir. He said, ‘Why are you bullying?’ He said, ‘I am really saying Aamir Khan, is Pradeep ji? My sister could not believe that he was really Aamir Khan.


Pradeep Rawat in the film Lagaan, Photo: social media and YouTube

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family members stayed awake all night

According to Pradeep Rawat, after this Aamir gave the phone to Umashankar Pathak, who was one of the writers of ‘Sarfarosh’ and had visited Pradeep’s house. Then Umashankar told Pradeep Rawat’s sister that it was indeed Aamir Khan on the phone. Pradeep Rawat said, ‘He told his sister to tell me to go to Aamir’s office in the morning and sign the contract there and take the cheque. When I reached home at 3 in the night after the shoot, everyone was awake. They were all excited because Aamir Khan had called.

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Thanks to Mukesh Rishi

To this day, Pradeep Rawat is thankful to Mukesh Rishi for leaving ‘Lagaan’. If he had not done this, Pradeep Rawat would never have been able to be a part of ‘Lagaan’.

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