News|December 10, 2010 7:08 am

Vishal Offered Karan a Role in Saat Khoon Maaf?

Karan Johar, who makes career for others and launches others in his films has been offered to be part of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf. Vishal asked Karan to play a character of a wife beater and a sex maniac to play opposite Priyanka Chopra.

Eventually, now Irfaan Khan is doing that role. Apparently, Vishal  had already roped writer-director, Amole Gupte in his earlier, Kaminey  and this time, he wanted to Karan Johar to b part of his film but sadly, he refused to do so. Though, he didn’t ask Karan directly, but he expressed his desire to Priyanka. But the actress was not able to persuade him. A source says,

“Vishal requested his heroine to put in a word. She promptly did.”

“As soon as Karan heard about the casting offer, he was mighty amused initially. But then wondered how on earth he could essay a wife beater!”

As a result, Vishal had to do a rethink and cast Irrfan instead. Karan said,

“From what angle do I look like a wife-beater? And how could I enact a scene making love to Priyanka Chopra! And that too as a sex maniac! There is no way I could do this.”

After the setback, Vishal finally cast Irrfan Khan for the role.