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Milind Soman left Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander after finishing 75 per cent of shoot. Because he wasn’t given breakfast on time

He is perhaps identified in the present day for his enthusiasm in the direction of health, his marathons and exercises, however Milind Soman began his journey as a supermodel. He grew to become a nationwide crush with the 1995 music video Made In India, following which he featured in a number of ads – a number of controversial ones too. But it appears motion pictures had been by no means his calling, perhaps which is why he left Mansoor Khan’s Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander after capturing for a serious portion of it.

Milind was forged as Shekhar Malhotra, a job finally performed by Deepak Tijori. His character was pitched towards Aamir Khan’s Sanju within the 1992 movie. But, sooner or later, Milind went on the set to shoot for the movie however left indignant as he was not given meals on time. The model-actor had referred to the incident in his memoir titled ‘Made in India’.

Talking about it an interview with journalist Barkha Dutt, Milind had shared how he threw the bicycle and left the units to by no means return, as he was not provided meals by the manufacturing crew. “I threw my bicycle saying ‘where’s my breakfast?’ They offered me nothing. I was not at home, I was at the mercy of the production for food,” the 57-year-old narrated whereas including that it was part of the tradition of ‘baad mein khayenge (everyone will eat later)’.

Milind said that for him, being completely satisfied in what he’s doing was extra essential than starring in a giant movie. “It was not important to me at that time. What was important for me was that I should be happy doing what I am doing, and if I am not, then it doesn’t work,” he shared. Even after Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander grew to become an enormous hit, Milind had no regrets.

Milind Soman left Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander due to meals. (Express archive picture)

Tijori had earlier revealed that Milind Soman had completed 75 per cent of the shoot. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, the actor shared he was rejected for the position on the auditions and Milind was forged as a substitute. “75% of the film was shot with him,” he had advised the publication.

When Tijori met director Mansoor Khan and producer Nasir Khan, he was knowledgeable concerning the change in forged. However, the actor was clear he would take up the duty provided that Milind was knowledgeable about him stepping up.

The filmmakers assured the actor that everybody is knowledgeable. “Nasir saab told me, ‘Beta, humne itna kharcha kar diya hai aur kayi saal se mehnat ki hai’. He requested me to do the role. I told him that ‘Sir, aapko koi kaise mana kar sakta hai’. He was a legend. We had grown up watching his films. Then, we started shooting,” Deepak had stated.

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar launched in 1992. (Photos: Express Archives)

Milind was fairly clear on the beginning of his profession that he’s extra inclined in the direction of doing TV exhibits than motion pictures. He made his appearing debut with the TV present ‘A Mouthful of Sky’ which aired on DD National in 1995. He was final seen within the AltBalaji sequence Paurashpur.



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