Throwback Thursday: When Saif Ali Khan Rejected Fardeen Khan's Role in No Entry
When Saif Ali Khan rejected No Entry (Photo Credits: Instagram)

As Anees Bazmee is gearing up for No Entry sequel with Salman Khan, we wonder if his new script will retain all the characters from the original movie. No Entry starring Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu, Esha Deol, Lara Dutta and Celina Jaitley was a huge hit and its sequel was planned soon after. Though it didn't materialise then, the director is all ready to go ahead with its part two but that's not what we are discussing today. No Entry 2: Anees Bazmee Reveals He's Waiting for Salman Khan to Give his Nod to the Sequel's Story.

It was during one of his conversations with Mumbai Mirror that Bazmee revealed he had earlier approached Saif Ali Khan for Fardeen Khan's Shekhar in his movie. The Omkara actor had even loved the script but wasn't keen about his character. He instead wanted to play Kishan aka Anil Kapoor's role in the movie. “Saif wanted to play Kishan but since Boneyji and I were convinced Anil was the best choice, we took Shekhar’s role to Fardeen," said the filmmaker. No Entry Sequel to Go on Floors With This Actor and Not Salman Khan - Read Details.

Clearly, Saif's loss was Fardeen's gain and we wonder if the Nawab of Pataudi regrets his decision to not be a part of this comedy. Interestingly, Saif was also offered John Abraham's Batla House and American spy thriller series Homeland, none of which talks materialised.