These 11 actors rejected iconic roles/films that could've changed their life forever
Every year, thousands of movies get released in Bollywood but only a few manage to strike the right chord with the audiences. Some of them become iconic including the characters and actors who portray them on screen. But what if the actors were replaced in those iconic scenes/moments that rocked your soul from within. It's quite difficult to imagine. Right. So let's take a look at these popular actors who turned down some of the iconic roles and films that went on to become one of the milestones in the Hindi film industry.
Shah Rukh Khan in Munna Bhai MBBS
Recently, Shah Rukh Khan admitted that he was supposed to play Sanjay Dutt's role in Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster comedy series Munna Bhai MBBS. We wonder how SRK would have portrayed this role.
Salman Khan in Chak De India
We loved Shah Rukh Khan as the hockey coach in Chak De India but did you know, it could have been Salman Khan who rejected the offer.
Saif Ali Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Another iconic film which gave Shah Rukh Khan the title The King Of Romance, is still very fresh in the minds of the audiences even after two decades. But did you know, Saif Ali Khan was the first choice of the makers but he turned it down.
Katrina Kaif in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
The chemistry between Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani was impeccable and no actress could have done better than our very own Mastani. But she was not the first choice in the film. It was Katrina Kaif.
Kareena Kapoor in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
This emotional romantic drama had Salman Khan romancing Aishwarya Rai in the film but things would have been totally different as Aishwarya's role was first offered to Kareena Kapoor who refused star in the film.
Kangana Ranaut in Dirty Picture
Vidya Balan created magic with her bold and glamourous avatar in Dirty Picture but she wasn't the first choice in the film. It was Kangana Ranaut who rejected this outstanding role which she might be regretting till now.
Hrithik Roshan in Swades
Imagine, we could have seen Hrithik Roshan playing the role of a NASA scientist but he turned down and the role went into Shah Rukh Khan kitty.
Amitabh Bachchan in Mr. India and Slumdog Millionaire
Did you know, the Shahenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan was supposed to star in Mr. India and Slumdog Millionaire playing the characters that Anil Kapoor portrayed on screen.
Akshay Kumar in Baazigar
The 90s kids have grown up watching Shah Rukh Khan's epic suspense thriller Baazigar but he was not the first choice in the film. The role was first offered to Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Anil Kapoor who all rejected the role which was responsible for SRK's rise in Bollywood.
Akshay Kumar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Now, we don't know what could have been the reason for Akshay Kumar to turn down this excellent role in this biopic. But, as they say, you can't have it if it not written in your destiny and in the end Farhan Akhtar was chosen to play onscreen Milkha Singh and you know how brilliantly he played his part.
Ajay Devgn in Karan Arjun
The powerhouse Ajay Devgn was offered the role of Salman Khan in this superhit reincarnation drama Karan Arjun but he walked out of the film because of creative differences with Rakesh Roshan and in the end the meaty role went into Salman Khan kitty.