Birthday Boy Tom Cruise as Raj Malhotra and What Else Is Possible
If Tom Cruise had been finalised for <i>Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge</i>.&nbsp;
If Tom Cruise had been finalised for Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge(Photo altered by: TheQuint/Veeru Krishan Mohan)

Birthday Boy Tom Cruise as Raj Malhotra and What Else Is Possible

Aditya Chopra reportedly wanted to make Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as an Indo-American film with Tom Cruise in the lead. Luckily, Yash Chopra wasn’t game for it and Shah Rukh Khan stepped in.

As Tom Cruise turns a year older, we thought it might be fun to replace some of SRK’s popular film posters with that of the Mission Impossible star.

Take a look:

Imagine Tom Cruise singing <i>Sooraj Kab Door Gagan Se...</i>
Imagine Tom Cruise singing Sooraj Kab Door Gagan Se...
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Would we still go bonkers, if Tom played Kabir Khan with the famous “<i>sattar-minute</i>” dialogue?
Would we still go bonkers, if Tom played Kabir Khan with the famous “sattar-minute” dialogue?
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Tom Cruise courting Anushka and Katrina in <i>Jab Tak Hai Jaan.</i>
Tom Cruise courting Anushka and Katrina in Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
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Tom Cruise and Hrithik Roshan as brothers?&nbsp;
Tom Cruise and Hrithik Roshan as brothers? 
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Kantaben would’ve been more “understanding”.
Kantaben would’ve been more “understanding”.
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Tom Cruise would’ve played another avatar of Ethan Hunt in <i>Main Hoon Na</i>.
Tom Cruise would’ve played another avatar of Ethan Hunt in Main Hoon Na.
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Tom Cruise as a Bollywood extra? LOLZ.
Tom Cruise as a Bollywood extra? LOLZ.
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Happy birthday Tom! You can return gift us with the next Mission Impossible.

(This article is from The Quint’s archives and was first published on 3 July 2017. It is being republished to mark Tom Cruise’s birthday.)

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