10 Bollywood Actors Who Refused Superhit Movies

Actress Aishwarya Rai’s comeback movie, Jazba released recently.

During one of the interviews, she broke her silence about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Bajirao Mastani. She said she does regret leaving this film. Actually after the great success of film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999 Sanjay wanted to make his dream project film Bajirao Mastani with Salman and Aishwarya in lead roles. Due to  Salman-Aishwarya’s breakup the movie could not progress ahead despite initial preparations.

Aishwarya rai Physically Abused

15 years later, Bajirao Mastani would be released with  Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. About this Aishwarya said, “You all know that from the starting of the film Bajirao Mastani Sanjay wanted to take his favorite actors in it. If that happens, then according to his wish, I became Mastani, but this only happens when his favorite hero (Salman) became Bajirao. However, it was not happened and I do not have any regret for it.”

Although Aishwarya failed to became Sanjay’s Mastani but Deepika has played this job very nicely.

There are many blockbuster movies in Bollywood, in which the  original choice was someone else while someone else became the part of that movie. In this article,we list the  actors who refused Superhit movies.

1. Salman Khan
Baazigar was one of the outstanding movie of Shahrukh’s career, that was first offered to Salman Khan. However, he was not ready for this role. Moreover, Salman Khan has also rejected Kal Ho Na Ho (Saif Ali Khan’s role) and Chak De India (Shah Rukh Khan).

Salman Khan

2. Shahrukh Khan
ICan you believe that  Shah Rukh Khan had rejected  ‘Lagaan, Munnabhai MBBS, 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti type films. And all these were movie that became blockbuster hits.


3. Aamir Khan
Darr is Shahrukh Khan’s landmark movie. In this movie Sunny Deol and Juhi Chawla was star whereas Shah Rukh was in a negative role. Still his role overshadowed  Sunny’s role. It is said that Aamir Khan was first approached for this role. However, Aamir rejected this role because of it being negative  also due to the presence of another actor in a leading role.


4. Kareena Kapoor
Blockbuster movie Ram Leela was firstoffered to Kareena. However, due to some issues she left this movie. After that this film was offered to Deepika. This film became a turning point of Deepika’s career. Not only this, Bebo has even rejected Kaho Na Pyaar Hai , Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Kal Ho Na Ho, Fashion, Queen and Chennai Express to name a few.

Kareena Kapoor

5. Hrithik Roshan
Dil Chahta Hai is one of the best films of Aamir’s career. It is very interesting to know that this film was first offered to Hrithik Roshan, who had rejected this offer. This film became the turning point in the careers of Aamir and Saif.

Hrithik Roshan

6. Saif Ali Khan
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is the blockbuster and one of the evergreen movies of the Indian cinema. This movie established Aditya Chopra as a director and Shahrukh as King of Romance. Aditya wanted to make this movie with Saif. However Saif did not take up DDLJ. A bad career move? Probably, because rest as we all know is history.

Saif Ali Khan

7. Kangana Ranaut
Did you know that Queen KKangana Ranaut was first offered The Dirty Picture. Kangana’s loss became Vidya Balan’s gain. The movie was such a hit that it established Vidya as a leading actress.


8. Katrina Kaif
Ileana’s role in the offbeat and hit movie, Barfi was first offered to Katrina Kaif. But Katrina refused this movie which had Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles. Wonder, if Katrina regrets not doing this movie?

Katrina Kaif

9. Kajol
Kajol has done several blockbuster films in her career and is today one of the most successful actresses. But would you believe it that she refused to be a part of  3 Idiots.



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