Imtiaz Ali Revealed, John Abraham Was The First Choice For Rockstar Not Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor, synonymous with talent and versatility in the Bollywood industry, delivered an unforgettable performance in the 2011 film “Rockstar,” directed by the acclaimed Imtiaz Ali. This movie showcased Kapoor’s acting prowess and marked a turning point in his career. Let’s dive into what made his portrayal of Janardhan Jakhar, aka Jordan, an absolute masterpiece. But what if I tell you, the role was supposed to be played by John Abraham?

Yes, you heard it right! In a recent interview with Roshan Abbas, Imtiaz Ali revealed that the Rockstar movie was supposed to start with John Abraham but the role of Jordan landed to Ranbir Kapoor. However, he did not disclose why John did not continue with Rockstar but shared how A.R. Rahman joined the movie.

Watch Imtiaz’s Interview Here:

Can you imagine the ‘Rockstar’ movie with John Abraham?

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Ranbir Kapoor humorously recounted, “When Imtiaz approached me, he initially pitched a different film related to marketing. I recalled hearing that John Abraham was initially considered for Rockstar before I entered the picture, but for some undisclosed reason, the project was shelved.”

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