The three Khans are no less than Bollywood royalty. Be it Shah Rukh, Salman or Aamir, these are the stars who everybody wants to work with and their films are tried and tested examples to create magic at the box office. Every star wants to be close to them but at the same time, there are also stars who refused a chance to work with them in a movie. Unbelievable right?
Amrita Rao is the first name we think of when it's a Sooraj Barjatya film but this one may come as a surprise. Amrita was offered to play Salman's sister in Prem Ratan Dhan Paiyo but she did not want to play a supporting role and hence, the role went on to Swara Bhaskar in the end.
Vidya Balan who is currently enjoying the success of Tumhari Sulu was once offered the female role in Salman Khan's Kick. She has always been one to show strong characters and hence turned down the film of playing a damsel.
Did you know, before Asin was selected as the lead, Priyanka Chopra was thought for Aamir Khan's mega blockbuster Ghajini. Priyanka wasn't too sure of playing Kalpana's character, who dies sadly and hence, Aamir went ahead with Asin.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya once revealed that she was approached for the superhit Aamir Khan-Karisma Kapoor film, Raja Hindustani. She turned down the role saying that she was young and wanted to concentrate on her studies.
She is very picky with her films and chooses scripts which show her in a good light. She rejected films with both Salman and Shah Rukh! She was offered Sultan, which was not to her liking and turns out, she was also offered a part in Shah Rukh's Zero but it wasn't substantial enough for her. Reports also suggest that she was offered Aamir Khan's Dangal but she passed the offer. Unlike many heroines, she doesn't bother about working with the Khans!
Swara might be an ultimate Shah Rukh Khan fan but if reports are to go by, she was approached by director Anand L. Rai to play SRK's mother in his upcoming dwarf movie, Zero. Needless to say, she rejected the offer.
Parineeti tasted big success at the box office after long with Golmaal Again but did you know, she too stood a chance at scoring a commerical blockbuster with Salman's Kick. She turned down the role saying it wasn't too powerful for her to play.
There might be a tiff between Deepika and Salman we don't know about. Not just once, Deepika turned down as many as 5 films opposite Salman including Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kick and Jai Ho. Her reasons for rejection are best known to her!
Before Jacqueline was finalised to play the role in Kick, it was again passed down by British actress Amy Jackson. Although Amy had no problems working with Salman, she was engaged in a South film with director Shankar and hence turned Kick down.