Shekhar Suman’s Revelation: The Role of Chunnilal in Devdas Was Initially Offered to Him!!
Shekhar Suman, the well-known actor, recently shared some interesting insights in an interview with Instant Bollywood. He revealed that he was the first choice to play the character of Chunnilal in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2002 film “Devdas.”
However, circumstances led to him not being able to take on the role, which was eventually portrayed by Jackie Shroff. Shekhar Suman expressed his gratitude for finally getting to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the upcoming Netflix series “Heeramandi.”
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Shekhar Suman: The Missed Opportunity
Shekhar Suman shared that many years ago, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had offered him the role of Chunnilal in “Devdas.” However, at that time, he couldn’t accept the role, and it went to Jackie Shroff.
He acknowledged that Jackie Shroff did a great job in the role. Still, he had carried the regret of missing the chance to work with Bhansali for years. Shekhar Suman expressed his privilege and gratitude for finally getting the opportunity to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in the series “Heeramandi.”
He mentioned that Bhansali had chosen him for a pivotal role in the project, and he was currently working on it. This experience has fulfilled his wish to collaborate with the acclaimed director. In the film “Devdas,” Jackie Shroff played the character Chunnilal, who is a close friend of Devdas, portrayed by Shah Rukh Khan.
Adhyayan Suman Joins ‘Heeramandi’
In a separate development, Adhyayan Suman, Shekhar Suman’s son, announced on Instagram that he had joined the cast of “Heeramandi.” He expressed his excitement about working with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the immense respect he has for the director.
Adhyayan Suman shared his personal journey, emphasizing that failures have been his greatest teacher and source of strength. He believes that success isn’t just about numbers but about overcoming obstacles and continuing to pursue one’s dreams.
The actor who has featured in mostly box office debacles so far, added:
“Failure was my biggest teacher! My biggest strength. It made me fearless! Success for me is not just numbers but the fact that when the world said I was a failure I got back up and survived every blow each day! That’s why I always say when they say you can’t do it the moment you know you can do it! Don’t let the world put you down don’t let them decide who you are! Explore your talents and don’t be afraid of no one! Audience acceptance is key! I promise you this is just the beginning.”
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A Bright Future Ahead
Adhyayan Suman believes that this opportunity is just the beginning of his promising career and encourages others not to be discouraged by challenges. He encourages everyone to explore their talents and not be afraid to pursue their aspirations.
In conclusion, Shekhar Suman’s revelation about the role in “Devdas” and Adhyayan Suman’s excitement about joining “Heeramandi” highlight the dynamic nature of the entertainment industry and the perseverance required to succeed in it. “Heeramandi,” directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, features a stellar cast and is set to release on Netflix.
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