When Kajol said ‘no’ to Ajay


By Hindustan Times

Their last on-screen pairing was in 2010, with Toonpur Ka Super Hero. But it seems, director Ashwini Dhir was keen on getting Kajol and husband Ajay Devgn together again for his film, Son Of Sardaar. Kajol, however, turned down the offer, and recommended Sonakshi Sinha instead. “Ashwini had sketched the character keeping Kajol in mind, as he thought that she would best fit the role opposite Ajay,” says a source.

It seems that Ashwini had pitched the script to Kajol and tried his best to convince her. “He narrated the story to Kajol and was very insistent about having her on board,” says the source.

He was disappointed, however, when Kajol turned down the project, citing domestic priorities. “Kajol declined the project saying she had responsibilities towards her home and children. She said she didn’t want to take the film at this point of time, says the source.”

However, it wasn’t all bad news for Ashwini. “It was Kajol who suggested Sonakshi’s name for the lead. Ashwini agreed with her and felt that that Sonakshi would be a suitable replacement,” adds the source.

When contacted, Ashwini refused to comment.

Trailers for the action-comedy are already doing the rounds. The film is set to release on November 13.