The film’s script written by V. Vijayendra Prasad was originally going to be made by the Roshans.
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, around three years ago, Vijayendra Prasad had narrated the story of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ to director-producer Rakesh Roshan. Sr Roshan apparently loved the film so much that he decided to direct the film casting his son Hrithik Roshan in the lead role.
In fact Rakesh even worked on the script with Prasad. However, there was one hitch that came up in the process.
Sources add that V. Vijayendra Prasad wanted to co-produce the film with Rakesh Roshan, but Roshan does not co-produce films with anyone. Later, Hrithik too loved the film’s script and Rakesh Roshan apparently offered as much as Rs. 3.25 crores to Prasad to buy off the script from him. Eventually though, the deal didn’t work out between Roshans and Prasad and they scrapped the film.
Later, Prasad narrated the film to Kabir Khan, who then decided to make the film with Salman Khan. The rest as they say is history.