Bollywood is big industry with lots of superstars. There are various instances where one actor refused some movie and another grabbed that opportunity and later movie goes on to be blockbuster. But there were moments when some unlucky actors refused a movie which later became legendary. We have listed name of those actors with their role and movie which they declined in this article of top 9 Bollywood actors who rejected these famous roles.
1. Saif Ali Khan Rejected Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaynge
Surprised? Yes we all are. For some reason Saif Ali Khan was the first choice for the role of Raj in iconic bollywood movie DDLJ. And bigger surprise is that he denied it. This must have been best denial of all because no one can imagine anyone else other than SRK as Raj in DDLJ.
2. Kajol rejected the role of Piya in 3 Idiots
Kajol. Initially Raju Hirani approcahed Kajol to play the role of Pia in 3 Idiots. But for some reason she denied the role and later Kareena Kapoor became part of the film. It must have been tough for Kajol to turn down this mega opportunity but she may have her reason.
3. Akshay Kumar rejected Bhag Milkha Bhag
Akshay Kumar was the first choice of Rakesh Mehra and Milkha Singh to play the lead role of Milkha singh, but he turned it down citing date problem. He must have felt that he actually did a big mistake but whats gone is gone.
4. Shahrukh Khan rejected Munna bhai MBBS
Yes. SRK was first approcahed by Raju Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra for the role of Munna Bhai in Munna Bhai MBBS but he declined the offer. Which turned out to be blessing in disguise for Sanjay Dutt because he will always be remembered for his portrayal of Munna Bhai.
5. Hrithik Roshan rejected Dil Chahta Hai
Farhan Akhtar’s first choice role of Aaksh was Hrithik Roshan. Infact in one interview Farhan Akhtar said that he wrote that character with Hrithik in mind but when he approchaed Hrithik, he denied it citing date issues. Later Aamir did the role and made it his year with Lagaan already being super hit.
6. Kareena Kapoor Khan rejected Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-leela
The chemistry between Ranveer Singh and Kareena Kapoor Khan could have been interesting (or not).
7. Katrina Kaif rejected Chennai Express
When someone offers you a movie with SRK, you don’t say no. Okay? No matter how the movie was, it did turn out to be a hit.
8. Salman Khan refused Chak De India
Salman Khan as a coach? Not sure how it would have turned out.
9. Ajay Devgan rejects to play Arjun in Karan Arjun
Any guesses how it would have been with Ajay Devgan instead of SRK?