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Salman Khan replaced Piyush Mishra in Maine Pyar Kiya? Latter reveals!

Piyush Mishra was in talks for Maine Pyar Kiya, but things didn't materialise and eventually, Salman Khan came on board for the the film. 

Salman Khan replaced Piyush Mishra in Maine Pyar Kiya? Latter reveals!
Piyush Mishra-Maine Pyar Kiya

Last Updated: 11.32 AM, May 26, 2024


Actor and writer Piyush Mishra recently revealed that he was 'considered' for the film, Maine Pyar Kiya which starred Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in the lead role. The actor also stated that he was not set to be the lead character in the 1989 film. He revealed that it was extremely early in the talks before anything was decided about this Sooraj Barjatya film. However, in an old conversation, he revealed that the film eventually went to Salman Khan. 

Piyush Mishra reveals if he was replaced by Salman Khan in Maine Pyaar Kiya!

Now, in the light of his revelations, Piyush Mishra, in an interview with Zoom, revealed that casting was not a big deal because nothing was finalised nor any agreement was signed for him to star in Maine Pyar Kiya. This was the time when Piyush was a student at the National School Of Drama. 

He was quoted as saying, "But it wasn’t that I had become a star or I had landed that part. It was an early discussion, and I was majorly considered by Sooraj Barjatya’s father. He had come to meet me; he didn’t cast me as such. I was in third year when this had happened. It wasn’t that big a deal at all, I don’t know why it was blown out of proportion, that I was just on the brink of becoming a star but then couldn’t. Arey baba nahi yaar."

Mishra also revealed that a lot of people tried to provoke him to gain attention and reveal that Salman Khan replaced him in the film, but he said that this was simply wrong. He then said that he is glad he passed up the chance because he would not have handled the fame. 

"If by chance I had landed the opportunity, I would have bagged that big a chance prematurely, at an age when I was perhaps not ready mentally, physically or emotionally. I was a 26-year-old boy then, I could not have handled the success. Mera dimaag ud jaata. I would not have been to handle that kind of stardom, and I accept it. I was not ready for it, so it is good this didn’t happen with me,” he added.

Released in the year 1989, Maine Pyar Kiya, directed by Sooraj Barjatya starred Salman Khan and Bhagyashree in the lead roles. The romantic film was a blockbuster upon its release. 

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