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13 years of Swades: Aamir Khan was a part of Shah Rukh Khan’s film and we have pictures to prove it!


Swades released 13 years back with Shah Rukh Khan in the lead. Irrespective of its fate at the box office, it was a gamechanger. First, to see SRK in a role as such was a delight. Till then, we had only seen him do romantic roles to perfection. He knew when to make us cry, laugh and fall in love. But Swades unmasked the side of the actor which was hidden in him for long. We knew he is a gem of an actor after watching Fauji and Circus. Hence, when we saw Shah Rukh in the role of Mohan Bhargav, we were deeply elated. But there is something you didn’t know about the film which director Ashutosh Gowarikar revealed today. Aamir Khan was on the sets of the film when it was getting shot.

Now, we all know the deep bond Aamir shared with Gowariker. They both worked together in Lagaan and created history. We still watch reruns of the film on TV. So it was only obvious to have him on the sets of Swades giving the first clap. The director posted a few pictures from those days. Aamir can be seen in the Mangal Pandey getup which he was probably shooting at that time. Or he may have been carrying on with look as he normally does, even after he is done shooting a film. He sheds it after the movie releases. It’s such an awesome throwback pic! Check it out right here…