Starviews Trivia – Lead of Kandukondain Kandukondain before this picture perfect cast
Even today, if you’re gonna ask someone from the fan club of Ajith Kumar on what’s their favourite flick of their matinee idol; they would definitely mention ‘Kandukondain Kandukondain’. The young guys and girls just got themselves indulged in excess fantasy admiring the cute handsome looks of chocolate boy Ajith Kumar. Naturally, the film didn’t completely belong to him as it was a multi-starrer flick, but then his episodes happen to be the beautiful highlight of the film.
But guess who were initially signed up to play the lead roles in this film?
After the grand success of ‘Minsara Kanavu’, Rajeev Menon had crafted the story of Kandukondain Kandukondain, Mammootty was the first one to get onboard followed by Prashanth. The initial choice of heroines was actresses Roja and Meena, who were at the peak during that time. Abbas was already confirmed for the project by that time.
When Rajeev Menon had been to Mumbai for shooting an advertisement, the associate of Rajeev Menon happened to hint about the one line of film to Aishwarya Rai. She immediately gave a nod and gave her nod to this film playing the pair opposite Mammootty.
Since, Prashanth and Aishwarya Rai had already sizzled well with onscreen chemistry in ‘Jeans’, it was felt that they being cast on other side wouldn’t be a good option. This eventually made Prashanth opt out of the project and that’s when Ajith Kumar came into the film. Apparently, Tabu became the next one to be signed up for the film after some time.
This is reported to be the story behind casting of Kandukondain Kandukondain.
The film was released on May 5, 2000 and is still regarded as the beautiful movie of all times in 18 years.