Since a long time, the reports of Aamir Khan rejected Yash Chopra’s Darr were doing rounds. Reportedly, he walked out the film because he didn’t want to play a dark character post films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. The film then fell in Shah Rukh Khan’s lap and made him an overnight superstar.
In an interview with Screen long back, Aamir cleared the air of him rejecting the film and proved it was all a delusion.
One, I did not walk out of Darr. I was removed from the film. Two, I was removed from the film because I asked for a joint narration with Sunny Deol. Initially, the director agreed, but later I don’t know why he changed his mind. When I persisted, he phoned to say ‘Aamir, let’s work some other time.’ So I said, ‘Fine’ I said that success and failure are not in my control. But using my judgement for choosing a success or a failure most certainly is. And I was using this judgement when I accepted Darr.
Furthermore, he added,
When I said yes to Darr, I was absolutely sure of two things – one that the film was going to click and two, that I was going to enjoy doing the role. My doubts about my enjoying it, surfaced when the director refused t give a joint narration. In a way I was relieved when I was finally out of the film, because this was better than suffering all through its shooting. If I felt sad, it was about my missing out on a very good role.
Strange! But we believe you Aamir!