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EXCLUSIVE! Badshah reveals why he chose to debut with Khandaani Shafakhana and not Lust Stories and Good News

Rapper Badshah has become one of the most credible names in the music industry with most of his songs becoming a major chartbusters and party anthems. His latest renditions, Koka and Sheher ki ladki, from Khandaani Shafakhana have already become favourites with the crowd.

Khandaani Shafakhana marks the acting debut of Badshah. He will be seen playing Gabru Ghaatak and his comic timing, as is evident from the trailer, is upping our excitement and how!

But not many people know that the rapper was offered Lust Stories and the upcoming film, Good News. In an exclusive chat with team Box Office India, he said, “I was offered Vicky Kaushal’s role in Lust Stories. I thought it would affect my image considering I’m this rapper from Punjab with a macho image and I would not fit the part. The role that I was offered in Good News was along similar lines. But there were other reasons too as to why Good News didn’t work out for me.”

Badboy-shah, as he is popularly known, he is happy that Khandaani Shafakhana marks his acting debut. He revealed to us the reason as to why he chose to debut with this film. “I don’t think I could have asked for a better debut than Khandaani Shafakhana. I was comfortable playing this part because it is very close to who I’m in real life; the only difference was that this character is very loud unlike me. I also thought that if I make a mistake, then there would be no trouble because I would be surrounded by Sonakshi (Sinha), Mrig (Mrighdeep Singh Lamba) sir, Shilpi (Dasgupta) ma’am and Choocha (Varun Sharma). It felt like my own home. I could play safe.” 

Khandaani Shafakhana is directed by Shilpi Dasgupta. The Sundial venture is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Divya Khosla Kumar and Krishan Kumar. It is presented by Gulshan Kumar and T-Series and is slated to hit the screens on August 2, 2019. 


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