What’s common between Rajeev Khandelwal and Irrfan? Well, it seems when Khandelwal turns down a film, Irrfan gets it. Earlier, Irrfan replaced Khandelwal in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf. We’re told that Anees Bazmee’s initial choice for Thank You was Khandelwal but the latter didn’t want to be a poster boy. Our source says with Akshay Kumar as the leading man, Khandelwal thought he would walk away with all the attention.
First, Khandelwal claimed Anees bhai had never spoken to him about the film. He later admitted, “Maybe there was some talk with my business manager but I’m not aware of it.”