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Shashi Tharoor was offered to make his Bollywood debut with Salman Khan; read to know why he turned it down


Shashi Tharoor revealed that he was offered a role in a movie with Salman Khan. Talking on a show Social Media Star with Janice Sequeira, Tharoor said, “One amusing offer (came to me) for a bit part in a Salman Khan starrer from a rather famous director. I can always cherish these moments. It was to play the role of an Indian foreign minister in a sequence and the advice I was given by a good friend was, ‘If you want to be the foreign minister, don’t play the foreign minister.’ I thought that made sense and I backed off.”

The story was revealed when Shashi Tharoor was talking about his alleged appearance in the movie Andaz Apna Apna. Sashi Tharoor denied of him being in one of the scene of the movie. Tharoor said, “By then (the movie’s release), I was already working several years in the United Nations.”

Sashi also said that he found out who the actor was in that scene of Andaz Apna Apna. He revealed that the man was a Gujarati actor who passed away recently. The politician also added, “I am also far too old, I’m afraid, to have been at that stage of my youth when that movie was made. The irony is that after I came into Indian politics, I started getting movie offers. Why didn’t these come when I was young and handsome?”