Aamir Khan Was the First Choice for Villain in ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’
The promos of ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ are out and they are much attention catching as they feature Kolkata in the 1943’s. Made by Dibakar Banerjee, the trailer of the film shows the under-cover investigator which is played by Sushant Singh Rajput. It is not revealed in the trailer who is the villain in the film. The makers of the film didn’t say a word about it but it is speculated that Amir Khan was approached to play the role of the villain.
A source said, “Around the same time when Aditya Chopra narrated the story of Dhoom 3 to Aamir, Dibakar had approached him with his script. Both were challenging, negative roles for two YRF films. He was in a dilemma, but then finally decided to take up the Dhoom 3 offer.”
Dibakar confirms that report by saying, “I wanted to make Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! after Khosla Ka Ghosla. I was in talks with the studio and we thought the best guy to play the baddie was Aamir. We narrated the script to him. I didn’t know that Dhoom 3 was on the slate next with Aamir as the villain. He passed on my script. Two years later, we met after the Byomkesh teaser released and he said he loved it. I guess YRF’s gain was YRF’s loss.”
But still the filmmaker didn’t reveal who is playing the villain in the film.