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Shahrukh Khan used to drink rum during the shooting of Devdas: Tiku Talsania revealed, said – He used to say that it is important to see intoxication in the eyes too


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Shahrukh Khan was seen drinking a lot in the film Devdas. He actually drank alcohol to film these scenes. He believed that he would be able to act like a drunkard, but for its effect to be visible in the eyes, he would have to drink alcohol.

Tiku Talsania has revealed this in a recent interview. He also shared screen space with Shahrukh in the film Devdas. He played the role of Dharamdas in the film.

Tiku was scared after seeing Shahrukh drinking rum

Tiku told- We were shooting in the scorching sun in the afternoon. He (Shah Rukh Khan) was taking shots of rum one after the other. Seeing this I asked him – what are you doing? We have to act. In response to this, Shahrukh said – Sir, acting will be done, but how will intoxication be visible in my eyes.

Praising Shahrukh, Tiku further said, 'I found this thing of his very wonderful. For the role of Devdas, it was important to see intoxication in his eyes also.

The film was offered to Salman before Shahrukh

The story is also that this role was offered to Salman Khan before Shahrukh. But he had refused. The makers also met Govinda for the role of Devdas, however things did not work out. Many reports claim that Saif Ali Khan and Manoj Bajpayee were also asked to do this role. But later Shahrukh's name was locked.

The film made for Rs 50 crores had collected Rs 168 crores.

The film Devdas was released in 2002. This was Shahrukh's first project with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Apart from him, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit were also in lead roles in the film.

The story of the film is based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's book Devdas. The film was also shown at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002. Made for Rs 50 crore, this film collected Rs 168 crore at the box office.

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