This Indian actor was offered the role of Albus Dumbledore

Published 07 Jun, 2016 04:31pm

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And he turned it down!

Harry Potter fans, brace yourselves. Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah reveals that he was asked to play the role of Albus Dumbledore in the film adaptation of JK Rowling's famous Harry Potter series.

In a live Twitter interview with Times of India, Shah disclosed that he was approached for the role, however, he turned down the offer.

“My agent wanted me to audition for Dumbledore’s character after Richard Harris died. I was asked if I would like to audition for it. But I wouldn’t audition for it," the actor wrote during the Twitter chat.

Can you imagine? We’re not sure how the late actor Harris would feel about this.

Dumbledore was played by late English actor Richard Harris in the first two installments of the series, before his demise in 2002.