Amrish Puri was not the first choice for Mogambo’s role in ‘Mr. India’, the film was offered to this actor

Adorned with stars like Anil Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Sridevi and Satish Kaushik, ‘Mr. India’ is one of the most loved films of Hindi cinema. Directed by Shekhar Kapur, the film was well received by the audience and critics. In this film, Mogambo played by Amrish Puri became one of the iconic characters of Bollywood.

Anupam Kher was contacted
Mogambo’s role of late Bollywood actor Amrish Puri is one of the popular villain’s roles. But do you know that he was not the first choice for this character. Actually, Anupam Kher was approached for this role in the film ‘Mr. India’.

Anupam Kher said – filmmakers took the right decision
Anupam Kher had revealed in an interview that he was replaced with Amrish Puri. He said, “Mogambo’s role in the film Mr. India was first offered to me but after a month or two the filmmakers gave it to Amrish Puri in my place.” Anupam Kher further said, ‘When you get out of a film, usually an actor feels bad but when I saw the film Mr. India and Amrish ji in the role of Mogambo, I felt that the filmmakers had Amrish ji in his film Made the right decision by casting in. ‘

People still remember Amrish Puri’s dialogue ‘Mogambo Happy’
Let me tell you that even today, people remember Amrish Puri’s dialogue ‘Mogambo Khush Hua’ in the film ‘Mr. India’. He has acted in more than 200 films and Amrish Puri is considered one of the best villains in the history of Bollywood.


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