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This South Indian Superstar Was Set To Play Aamir Khan's Iconic Rancho From ‘3 Idiots’



You remember 3 Idiots, don't you? I mean, who doesn't? The hit movie was based on the Chetan Bhagat novel Five Point Someone and was a big box office success. 

The movie had so many good things about it that when you look back on it, you wonder that it may age well in the coming generations as well.

Moreover, the star cast of Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, and Kareena Kapoor brought so much to the table that by the end of the film, you were wondering if it was one of the best Hindi movies you've seen to date.

3 Idiots © Netflix

Aamir played the role of Rancho, a super-intelligent and street smart student studying in what was one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in India.

The movie revolved around his friendships with the characters of Joshi and Madhavan, with the pressures of education and the stereotypical road to success in life being one of the themes of the entire movie.

3 Idiots Bollywood movie © Netflix

It was a laughter fest, and well, Aamir's Rancho character had a lot to do with it.

However, did you know that Aamir's character, which was based on Ryan's character in Five Point Someone's book, was also supposed to be played by someone else?

Yeah, that's right.

According to reports, the 3 Idiots movie was such a hit that it was supposed to be remade in Kannada.

And, as per reports, the role of Rancho was supposed to be played by none other than late Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar.

Puneeth Rajkumar © BCCL

It was reported that Puneeth was quite keen on playing the role of Rancho in the Kannada version of the movie, which would have garnered a lot of views, considering the success of South Indian films like Pushpa.

However, as you know, Puneeth tragically passed away last year after suffering from a heart attack.  

At the time of the news, it was surely a huge shock to fans. According to reports, Puneeth was to recreate his own version of Rancho in the Bollywood remake which was going to be produced by KRG Studios.

The movie was also said to have a unique cast lined up to star in it.  

Source: Koimoi

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