Salman Khan was not the first choice for ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ Movies Salman Khan, who is the highest paid and most followed star in Bollywood today, the one who has a huge fan following and resides in the hearts of millions of girls, the one who is the Godfather and is very popularly known for establishing news faces, was a struggler 28 years ago before Sooraj Barjatya gave him his mega break in Maine Pyaar kiya. Yes! When Sooraj was thinking of the film, Salman Khan was not his first choice. Shocked? You would be more when you get to know the name of the actor that would have played Prem. It’s none other than Deepraj Rana. Couldn’t think of a face right? Deepraj is a television and film actor who was also the head security in Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo that also starred Salman as Prem in the lead. During the song launch of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, when Salman and the entire team were present at the launch, Salman mistakenly had revealed the truth and left people flabbergasted after saying he wasn’t the first choice. Well! There is no doubt that Salman is destiny’s favourite and he was always blesses with goodwill and fortune. Well! One can never forget the charisma Salman Khan had as Prem. No matter who he is today, be it Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan or Bodyguard, people are still not over hero worshiping him as Prem in Maine Pyaar Kiya. All his fans are glad that he was then chosen as friends after all, who would have given justice to Prem like Salman Khan did.