It has been revealed that Anushka Sharma was substituted by Kareena Kapoor in the Bollywood blockbuster film ‘3 Idiots’ directed by Raj Kumar Hirani.
In the audition video, Anushka was asked to recreate Gracy Singh’s monologue from Raj Kumar Hirani’s Munna Bhai MBBS that starred Sanjay Dutt in the lead role.
In the video that surfaced on Internet, the superstar, who had auditioned for Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots (2009), is seen showing the video to Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir during the shooting of PK (2014).
Made with talented actors like Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani, ‘3 Idiots’ is still no less than a super hit film.
According to media reports, as Anushka shows her audition tape to Hirani, the director is taken by surprise. “Anushka auditioned for 3 Idiots, no, she didn’t,” he replies, looking flummoxed. When she shows it to Aamir Khan, he is in splits.
While Anushka didn’t get to work with Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots, 5 years later the actor collaborated with the duo in the 2014 blockbuster PK.
Anushka Sharma made her film debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). She went on to show her mettle as an actor in several films such as Sultan, Band Baaja Baaraat, Dil Dhadakne Do and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Sui Dhaga, and more. Under her production banner Clean Slate Films, which she launched in 2013 along with her brother Karnesh Sharma, Anushka has backed films like NH10, Pari and Phillauri.
In the last two years, her production house has churned content for OTT like Paatal Lok and Bulbbul.