Wasn’t Nakuul Mehta the first choice of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2?
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Nakuul Mehta is one of the most beloved actors on television and he is currently winning hearts as Ram Kapoor on the Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2 show in which he stars alongside Disha Parmar. But did you know that Nakuul Mehta was not Ram Kapoor’s first choice for Bade Achhe Lagte Hain 2.
According to a Bollywood Life report, the Ishaqbaaz actor was not on Ekta Kapoor’s list when it came to casting Ram Kapoor. Ekta Kapoor was actually planning to cast Iqbal Khan, who was the first choice for the role. However, it didn’t work out as the actor revealed in a recent interview that he was in talks for Bade Acche Lagte Hai 2, but there were budget issues so things didn’t work out, “Molkki and Bade Acche Lagte Hain 2 did not take place due to the budget.”
Iqbal said he was asked to come on a lower budget, “Due to the drop in viewership, television budgets have shrunk. That is why they are looking for actors who can come with a lower budget. It doesn’t disappoint me anymore. I’m just asking them clearly if they have the budget or not. You can manage even if it’s 80% but sometimes it’s even below.
According to a report from the Hindustan Times, Iqbal said: “If you’re a TV star and there is an actor who has made a Bollywood movie or a few little characters in movies, the latter gets paid more. This is something that I do not understand. It happened to me a lot. I don’t know what math is.
Meanwhile, Nakuul Mehta is highly regarded by fans like Ram Kapoor and the series has become a fan favorite.
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