Salman Khan has been famously quoted as saying,” If I had done Baazigar there would have been no Mannat,” referring to what SRK owed his super stardom after Baazigar and a luxurious bungalow too. Salman rejected the role as he didn’t wanted to do a negative character and SRK got lucky.
1. Saif Ali Khan – Raj in Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Loss? Rejecting DDLJ must be the biggest blunder Saif must have ever committed. But at the same time can we imagine someone else than SRK playing the iconic character of ‘Raj’.
2. Hrithik Roshan – Akash in Dil Chahta Hai
Loss? Iconic friendship trio Sid- Sameer- Akash the first choice was Hrithik not Aamir but then he had to refuse as he already signed for ‘Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon’.
3. Kareena Kapoor – Sonia in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
Loss? The role of Sonia was first played by Kareena Kapoor, but then she left the location after few days of shooting as she had some dispute with the director Rakesh Roshan. Later the role was replaced by a new comer Ameesha Patel who became a star overnight.
4. Kareena Kapoor – Naina in Kal Ho Na Ho
Loss? Kareena was the first choice but due to differences over her fees she refused to do the role. Well Preity was best suited for the role and she looked good in the chashmish character.
5. Katrina Kaif – Naina in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Loss? Well even Katrina refused a role and that too opposite Ranbir Kapoor. This is shocking and deepika who was already in limelight got one more hit into her list. Another Naina who got lucky!!!
6. Ranbir Kapoor – Delhi Belly
Loss? After reading the adult dialogues of the movie Ranbir refused to play the character. Well both were well suited for the character. What do you think?
7. Shatrughan Sinha – Jai in Sholay
Loss? Shatrughan Sinha could have bagged one more epic dialogue ‘ Tumhara Naam Kya Hai Basanti’ with ‘Khamosh’!! and also part of a film which redefined Bollywood. Well, he truly must have gone khamosh after realizing the loss.
8. Twinkle Khanna – Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Loss? Thanks Twinkle Khanna for rejecting the offer as Rani deserved this role for her passion in acting. Tina was just for the first half and yet very well portrayed.
9. Danny Denzongpa – Gabbar in Sholay
Loss? We cannot imagine any other Gabbar or recreate the magic again in the sequel other than what Amjad Khan did in the movie. It was just perfect for the viewers except Danny Denzongpa who had to turn down the role as he shooting for ‘Dharmatma’.
10. Akshay Kumar – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Loss? Farhan Akhtar gave his best in the movie and Akshay totally lost it. And this is not the first, the actor missed out the iconic movie Baazigar and Race too. He would have struggled less all these years by making some right decisions.
11. Shahrukh Khan – Rang De Basanti
Well even Shahrukh Khan refused an iconic movie but can’t blame him as he did not wanted to play second fiddle to Aamir Khan. He has a point but then the audiences would have got to see both the Khan’s sharing the screen.
12. Dev Anand – Zanjeer
Had things gone well with Dev Saab, the angry young man title would have been his instead of Amitabh Bachchan.
13. Amitabh Bachchan – Mr. India
For us Mr. India was always Anil Kapoor but Amitabh Bachchan was the first choice. This role went to Big B after rejected it.
14. Kajol – Veer Zaara
Kajol surprisingly has a long list of rejections. One the most shocking is that she rejected ‘ Veer Zaara’ . Preity got one of her best film.
15. Vivek Oberoi – Hum Tum
The role of cartoonist was offered to Vivek Oberoi first and not Saif Ali Khan.Well Saif was a safe choice indeed.
16. Salman Khan – Chak De India
Salman somehow contributed a lot to Shahrukh’s success in Chak De!!! What an incredible role of coach Kabir Khan. Salman totally missed it.
17. Shahrukh Khan – Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
Shahrukh did a mistake rejecting the epic role of Munna Bhai. But again he had a valid reason had a back surgery. SRK never made mistakes in choosing roles for himself unless there’s something sensible reason to do so. Witty SRK!!!
18. Aamir Khan – Hum Aapke hain Kaun
Aamir did not like Prem’s character in ‘ Hum Aapke Hain Koun’! . Well Salman scored here and was part of this iconic film. His pairing with Madhuri Dixit also became popular.
19. Aishwarya Rai – Raja Hindustani
Raja Hindustani was given to Aishwarya Rai but she refused as she wasn’t sure about an acting career, so she declined. The role went to Karishma Kapoor and the film was a biggest hit of her career.
20. Hrithik Roshan – Swades
He didn’t do Swades and Shahrukh bagged one more hit. Swades had an incredible script.
21. Aamir Khan – Darr
Walked out of Darr when he refused a joint script reading with Sunny Deol and once again SRK got lucky.
22. Kareena – Fashion
This was a mistake indeed as ‘Fashion’ proved better than ‘Heroin’. Priyanka got national award for this movie and was a good decision of her to take this movie.
23. Salman Khan – Kal Ho Na Ho
Salman was offered Saif Ali Khan’s character in’ Kal Ho Na Ho’. And not just Salman but it was a loss for the audiences too as we would have got to see these two Khans together sharing screen after ‘Karan Arjun’.
24. Katrina Kaif – Barfi
Refused Barfi because she did not wanted to play second fiddle to Priyanka Chopra. Well that’s a valid point Kat but then Ileana got the best debut for Barfi!!!
25. Ajay devgan – Karan Arjun
Loss? Ajay Devgan was first choice to play brother to SRK but he made way for Salman as he had some creative differences with Rakesh Roshan. The film turned out to be a big money spinner.
26. Vidya Balan – Kick
Vidya balan who has the capacity to take the script on her shoulders without a hero in it rejected Kick for obvious reasons. She didn’t wanted to be an eye candy in Salman’s movie.
27. Aamir Khan – Saajan
Mr. Perfect took an imperfect decision rejecting Sanjay Dutt’s character in Saajan as he did not find the script interesting enough. Well, Sanju baba got an incredible movie with some hit songs in it.
28. Salman Khan – Baazigar
Salman Khan has been famously quoted as saying,” If I had done Baazigar there would have been no Mannat, ” referring to what SRK owed his super stardom after Baazigar and a luxurious bungalow too. Salman rejected the role as he didn’t wanted to do a negative character and SRK got lucky.
29. Kareena Kapoor – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
She gave up ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ as she thought she was too young for the role. She was just 19 and ash got the role opposite Salman and was a hit following controversies of their relationship off-screen.
30. Kangana – The Dirty Picture
Kangana was offered the movie but for some reasons she rejected the role. She admits Vidya performed well and nobody else could do the character of Silk better than Vidya.
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