DID YOU KNOW? Irrfan Khan, Tabu Were First Choices To Play Ayushmann Khurrana’s Parents In ‘Badhaai Ho’!

Tabu and late Irrfan Khan were considered to portray Ayushmann's parents in ‘Badhaai Ho’.

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DID YOU KNOW? Irrfan Khan, Tabu Were First Choices To Play Ayushmann Khurrana’s Parents In ‘Badhaai Ho’!
Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar starrer 'Badhaai Do' was a huge success amongst the fans and it was a spiritual sequel to the 2018 film 'Badhaai Do'. 

The latter starred Ayushmann Khurrana who finds himself in a fix after his middle-aged parents get pregnant. Well, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao were impeccable in the film as Ayushmann Khurrana’s parents, but you’d be surprised to know that they were not the first choices for their respective roles.

Badhaai Ho not just turned out to be a game-changer for the veteran actors who starred in the film but also the way films are made in Bollywood.

But, it was Tabu and late Irrfan Khan were considered to portray Ayushmann's parents in the comedy-drama film. Amit Sharma had revealed in a 2018 interview that the duo themselves had said that they would not look convincing for the role and Tabu even suggested Neena's name for the film.

While speaking to PTI, Amit had said, "When we thought of Irrfan and Tabu, we thought that they would be the best husband and wife. But both of them said though they’re relatable and have worked as pairs on screen but if we have a father who isn’t as fit and the mother slightly older, it’ll be more relatable." 

The director had further added that Neena and Gajraj felt more real and organic, and hence it all clicked at the end. 

'Badhaai Ho' was a major critical and commercial success and even went on to win two National Film Awards - ‘Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment' and 'Best Supporting Actress' for late actor Surekha Sikri, who played Ayushmann's grandmother in the film.

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