Daler Mehndi had rejected this film of Kajol 26 years ago, he had asked for more money than the hero

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Singer Daler Mehndi is making his acting debut with actor Akshay Kumar starrer 'Welcome to the Jungle'. Daler Mehndi has been writing and singing songs for more than two decades, but now he will be seen acting. However, Daler Mehndi had received acting offers earlier as well, but he had turned them down. Daler Mehndi told in an interview that 26 years ago in the year 1998, he was offered a role in a film. At that time his song 'Kudiyaan Sheher Diyan' was released and was a blockbuster. After this he got a film offer. In an interview given to 'Hindustan Times', Daler Mehndi told that in the year 1998 he was offered Kajol's film 'Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi'

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'I asked for more money than the hero'

Daler Mehndi said, 'I remember I had a conversation with the makers, and I had asked them for more money than the lead hero of the film. After a meeting of about 15-20 minutes, I finally decided that I do not want to do this film. All my friends said that this is a very big production and a great film, but I said that right now I have singing work, I will focus on that. There is still a lot of time, films will keep being made.'

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'Now I have to make my mark in acting'

Daler Mehndi said that in such a long time he never felt that he should become an actor now. However, now he wants to master acting. He said, 'I did not want to spend my money in making a film, but I always had this thing in my mind that if a producer or director feels that I am needed or I have the talent to play a character, then he will call me. Now I feel that the time has come, I have already made my mark in singing, now I have to make my mark in acting as well. If God wishes, I will master acting as well.'

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