At the trailer launch of most anticipated film of 2018, Zero, Shahrukh Khan had revealed that it was Salman Khan who had called him and suggested the film. Salman was the first choice of the film and director Aanand L Rai in an interview impart that firstly he had pitched the film’s idea to Salman but once the script developed, he never went back to him.
The directed added, “No, I never went to Salman for a reason that I knew that this story has taken a different route altogether. But I am happy to have Salman Bhai in the film in a cameo. It will be a treat for Bollywood lovers to see both of them together.”
Aanand, reasoned that by the time he finished the story, he felt that it was made for somebody like Shahrukh. It had a very strong love story and a character romanticize with life, which he thought was best suited to SRK.
Aanand’s disclosure comes in close to reports claimed that Salman himself had rejected the film saying that his fans would not like to see him playing a vertically challenged man on the screen.