Some of you might not know that Shahrukh Kha was initially approached to play the lead role in Rajkumar Hirani's Munnabhai MBBS. Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra had offered it to SRK but he rejected it apparently due to health issues and the project eventually went to Dutt.
The film turned out to be a huge success and Sanjay Dutt received a lot of acclaim for his performance as Munna Bhai.
When asked if he regrets not doing the film, Shah Rukh said, "I think every film is written in an actor's destiny. I don't think I would have done it as well as Sanjay Dutt has. I think he was fantastic in the film."
He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the launch of Bone Marrow Transplant and Birthing Centre, named after his mother, at a super specialty hospital here last evening.
"In Indian cinema doctors are treated like gods. they are the last hope and this part is shown in the films. Today young filmmakers do a lot of research in a way to pass on some message or information about anything related to it (health and disease)," SRK said on role of cinema in creating awareness about diseases.
SRK who has faced suffered several injuries in his career said one should go for regular health check-ups for the sake of one's family.
"I had a knee injury during a dance sequence. I am not a surgery junkie, I have had nine or ten surgeries... I still have to to take my stitches off. We all should get rid of ailments and go for regular check ups. We don't do it but we should for our family and kids.
Check out the pics from the event.