Omkara's director Vishal Bhardwaj informed a leading daily that it was actually Aamir Khan, who was very keen on playing the role of Langda Tyagi in Omkara. Reportedly, Bhardwaj revealed that he used to discuss about Langda Tyagi's character with Aamir Khan, that encouraged the latter to play it in the film.
But, later Bhardwaj went upto Saif Ali Khan and signed him for the role. "And I saw that hunger in Saif's eyes; he was desperate to shed that lover boy image," he said. Well, it looks like Saif shattered Aamir's dream, by snatching away the challenging role.