There’s a saying in Hindi, “Dane dane pe likha hai khane wale ka naam” (Fate has already decided who will eat a particular grain of rice). Who would have guessed that the famous song Character dheela from Salman Khan’s Ready was actually written and composed for Akshay Kumar in Khatta Meetha!
Believe it or not, Character dheela, composed by Pritam Chakraborty and penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, was initially made for ‘Khatta Meetha’. But director Priyadarshan and actor Akshay Kumar did not like the song and didn’t use it in the film. Since the song belonged to the music label T-Series, and Pritam is the music director of ‘Khatta Meetha’ and ‘Ready’, they decided to pitch the song for the Salman Khan starrer. Director Anees Bazmee liked the song so much that he roped in Zarine Khan for an item number in it as well! Going by the popularity of the song, Anees couldn’t have been more right!
So while Salman shakes to ‘Character dheela’, Akshay has to make do with Nana chi taang.