In fact, the latter followed it up with a solo-project Commando, which also received fairly decent response. It seems all this has convinced the actor that he is a great catch as a solo lead which has made him say no to both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
Apparently, Farah Khan had offered a role to Vidyut Jammwal in Happy New Year starring Shah Rukh Khan but Vidyut Jammwal turned it down. He even said no to be Salman Khan’s younger brother in Sooraj Barjatya’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. All this to get solo projects only as he apparently doesn’t want to play second fiddle to anyone.
That was just the teaser. We hear Vidyut Jammwal is going about telling everyone who cares that he will not work in films that have Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan in the lead and that hasn’t gone down well with the people concerned. In fact, he even told a producer to cast only top actresses opposite him.
When Vidyut heard all this he said, “This is absolute rubbish. There’s no reason for Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan to be upset with me. I have a lot respect for both of them and would love to work with them. These rumors have been spread by random gossip mongers who are in very poor taste. They (gossip mongers) really should find something more constructive to do with their time.”
All said and done, as long as Vidyut Jammwal knows the truth, well that’s all matters.[/tps_footer]