The film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, released in the year 1999, is considered one of the best films of Aishwarya Rai’s film career. During that time, the on-screen chemistry of Salman and Aishwarya was very much liked by the audience. With this film, they came very close to each other.
Before Aishwarya, this role was offered to many other actresses, but the matter could not be made. Finally, Aishwarya was cast in the role. So let’s know who was that actress, who was approached for the role of Nandini-
Before Aishwarya Rai, Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to cast Manisha Koirala in his film. In fact, in the year 1996, Sanjay Leela Bhansali made his directorial debut with Khamoshi: The Musical. Manisha Koirala was in the lead role in the film. His acting impressed everyone. This film of Manisha was a huge hit. Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to recreate the magic on screen. He had also approached Manisha for the film, but things didn’t materialize due to some reasons.
Apart from Manisha Koirala, the name of Kareena Kapoor also came to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s mind. Till that time Kareena Kapoor had not appeared in any film as a lead heroine. In such a situation, a fresh pair would surely be liked by the audience. Hence, Sanjay Leela Bhansali spoke to Kareena Kapoor as well. But Kareena also refused to do this film.
Very few people know that Madhuri Dixit , known as the Dhak Dhak girl of Bollywood, was also offered the role of Nandini in the film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. But he also refused to be a part of the film due to some reasons. After which Aishwarya Rai was cast in the film. Aishwarya played the character of Nandini very well in this film.