Bollywood is unpredictable. You never know which movie will outshine others and which one will flop. Most actors try to be selective while doing movies but sometimes, they end up losing not only a chance to be a part of a hit movie but also put their career at risk.
These actors probably needed a lot of cold water for their burns, when the movies they rejected did well at the Box Office.
1. Hrithik Roshan turned down the role of Akash in Dil Chahta hai
Yes, the role of Akash was originally written for Hrithik Roshan. The role was grabbed by Aamir Khan and that is how Duggu missed being part of a hit movie. I wonder what made him say yes to movies like Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon.
2. Saif Ali Khan turned down Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
So thankful to Saif Ali Khan. DDLJ could never have been what it is without SRK. Let’s not even imagine Saif instead of SRK here.
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan refused to play Nandini from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
It could have been Kareena instead of Aishwarya Rai playing the role of Nandini. Kareena could have used a break in her career.
4. Armaan Kohli turned down Deewana which made SRK a star
Remember Armaan Kohli from Bigg Boss? Yeah, the same guy refused Deewana. No wonder this man is so angry!
5. Kareena Kapoor Khan turned down Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-leela
The chemistry between Ranveer Singh and Kareena Kapoor Khan could have been interesting (or not).
6. Katrina Kaif turned down 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.
7. Hrithik Roshan refused the role of Mohan Bhargav in Swades.
Not complaining because nobody can do it better than what SRK did but what made Duggu say no?
8. Katrina tuned down Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-leela
After Kareena Kapoor Khan and Katrina Kaif rejected the role landed with Deepika Padukone. Feel lucky, Deepika!
9. SRK turned down Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
And there went a chance to work with Rajkumar Hirani. Can’t even imagine how the movie would have turned out if SRK played the lead role.
10. Kangana Ranaut refused to act in The Dirty Picture
The Dirty Picture brought Vidya Balan to the limelight like never before. Made a mistake Kangana, did you?
11. Katrina also refused Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
And we all know who leaped on that offer next. Ahem!
12. Kajol turned down Veer-Zaara
Did we all miss a chance to see Kajol and SRK together? Oh no!
13. Aishwarya Rai refused Raja Hindustani!
“Big mistake. Huge!”
14. Akshay Kumar turned down Bhaag Milkha Bhaag!
This must have hurt Akshay real bad. Whatever made him refuse this one and say yes to movies like Kambakkth Ishq and Tees Maar Khan.
15. Dev Anand turned down Zanjeer
Zanjeer was the fourth highest grossing movie of 1973 which Dev Anand blatantly refused to do. It is still considered to be a classic.
16. Raj Kapoor turned down Anand
Anand is one of the most loved movies of Bollywood with dialogues people still can’t forget. The role eventually landed with Rajesh Khanna and rest is history!
17. Shatrughan Sinha refused to play Jai in Sholay
Can’t imagine what Sholay would have been without Amitabh Bachchan.
18. Shah Rukh Khan rejected Lagaan
Can you imagine Lagaan without Aamir and with SRK? I can’t.
19. Kareena Kapoor Khan also refused to play Naina in Kal Ho Na Ho
Did you just realize how lucky you are because Kareena Kapoor did not play Naina?
20. Salman Khan refused Chak De India
Salman Khan as a coach? Not sure how it would have turned out.
21. Salman Khan turned down Baazigar
Looks like Salman Khan has a habit of making mistakes. It’s okay as long as you learn from them.
22. Deepika Padukone rejected Jab Tak Hai Jaan
See a pattern between Deepika and Katrina? They do movies (or more) which were meant to be for the other one.
23. Juhi Chawla refused to play Nisha’s role in Dil To Pagal Hai
Juhi Chawla did not want to share the screen and so the role landed with Karisma Kapoor. Well, at least she could have been a part of the blockbuster.
24. Twinkle Khanna turned down the role of Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
The actress also talked about it on a talk show. It could have kept her game up. Rani Mukherjee became a hit, all thanks to Twinkle Khanna.
25. Aamir Khan was offered the role of Rahul Mehra from Darr
Aamir Khan didn’t want to play a negative role and that is how SRK ended up playing it.
26. Ajay Devgan refused to play Arjun in Karan Arjun
Any guesses how it would have been with Ajay Devgan instead of SRK?
27. Danny Denzongapa refused the iconic role of Gabbar from Sholay
“Kitne aadmi the?” from someone else. Can’t even imagine.
28. Katrina Kaif turned down Barfi
Good for Ileana, she got to make her Bollywood debut as Shruti Ghosh.
29. SRK turned down Ajay Rathod’s role in Rang De Basanti
He turned it down and the role went to R. Madhavan. We are not complaining. Well done, Madhavan!
30. Vivek Oberoi turned down Hum Tum
And the award of making the worst choices goes to Vivek Oberoi!