20 Roles You Wouldn't Believe These Bollywood Actors Turned Down Went On To Become Huge Hits

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  Nostalgia   20 Roles rejected by these Bollywood Stars went on to become Huge Hits.

20 Roles rejected by these Bollywood Stars went on to become Huge Hits.

Bollywood is unpredictable. You never know which movie will a blockbuster 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.
Jun 20, 2018, 12:49 pm ISTNostalgiaJhakaasMovies Staff
Movies rejected by Stars.
  Movies rejected by Stars.

1. 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!
Shah Rukh Khan, Shahrukh Khan, SRK 

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.

Saif Ali Khan

3. 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. We wonder what made him say yes to movies like Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon.
Hrithik Roshan

4. Shah Rukh Khan turned down Lagaan
Ashutosh Gowariker first approached Aamir Khan who wasn't very keen on doing the project. Gowariker's next choice was SRK who too turned down the movie. After much convincing, Aamir took the project.
Aamir Khan vs Shah Rukh Khan

5. 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.
Dev Anand 3

6. 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.
Kareena Kapoor

7. 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.
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8. 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?
Kangana Ranaut

9. Kajol turned down Veer-Zaara
Did we all miss a chance to see Kajol and SRK together? Oh no!
Kajol On Nepotism

10. 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.
Akshay Kumar

11. 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.
Movies Rejected By Aamir Khan

12. Shatrughan Sinha refused to play Jai in Sholay
Can't imagine what Sholay would have been without Amitabh Bachchan.
Sholay picturesSholay pictures

13. Salman Khan refused Chak De India
Salman Khan as a coach? Not sure how it would have turned out.
Movies Rejected by Salman Khan

14. Aishwarya Rai refused Raja Hindustani!
"Big mistake. Huge!"
Aishwarya Rai in Padmavati

15. Danny Denzongapa refused the iconic role of Gabbar from Sholay
"Kitne aadmi the?" from someone else. Can't even imagine.
Danny Denzongapa

16. 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?
Hrithik Roshan

17. 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.
Salman Khan

18. 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.
Juhi Chawla

19. 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.
Twinkle Khanna

20. 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!
Raj Kapoor


Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Kajale, Kangana Ranaut, Dev Anand, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Raj Kapoor