Did you know, Hrithik Roshan was the first choice for Don?
Director Farhan Akhtar and Hrithik had mutually decided to work together in the Don remake, after Lakshya. But after writing the script, Farhan felt he needed a more mature actor and approached Shahrukh Khan. Hrithik was obviously disappointed. But the rest, as they say, is history.
Soon after missing out on Don, Hrithik was signed by Yashraj Films for Dhoom 2, which went on to be one of the biggest blockbusters of his career. Both films released in 2006; Don collected 51 crores at the Indian box-office, while Dhoom 2 was the biggest grosser of the year with 81 crores!
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