When the producer said – the character has to be bald
Salman told, ‘When ‘Tere Naam’ producer and my good friend Sunil Manchanda came to me, I was also shooting for another film at that time. He told me that I would have to be bald to enter the character. I was not sure about it as I was already shooting for another film. I still remember that one day I had a fever and a director of another film was harassing me to invite me for the shoot.
Turned bald in anger and signed ‘Tere Naam’
Salman further said, ‘I went to the washroom in anger and got irritated and shaved my head. Next day I called Sunil ji and said that I have shaved my head and I am ready to do ‘Tere Naam’. Actually everyone was against me doing this film. But for some reason I wanted to do this film. That’s why I took the role of Radhe Mohan. Let us tell you that in a sequence in ‘Tere Naam’, Salman’s character becomes bald when he reaches the madhouse. Apart from this, he was also seen in long hair in the film and his hairstyle was also in discussion. Salman further told that Himesh Reshammiya had given 13 songs for ‘Tere Naam’, but he could not take all the songs in the film even if he wanted to. Salman said that all the songs were so good that they could not be rejected. But only 7 songs were selected. Tere Naam was released in 2003. This film was directed by Satish Kaushik. Actress Bhumika Chawla made her Bollywood debut through ‘Tere Naam’.