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7 Times Bollywood Actors Turned Down Iconic Roles

By BMS Editor 04 February, 2018 3 min read
7 Times Bollywood Actors Turned Down Iconic Roles

You will agree with us when we say that there is absolutely no one other than Paresh Rawal you would imagine as Baburao Ganpatrao Apte and Amitabh Bachchan will always be the Shahenshah. Had some other actor at that time agreed, things would have been really different. Here are seven times in Bollywood when actors turned down iconic roles.

#1. Shah Rukh Khan as MunnaBhai

SRK was first approached by Rajkumar Hirani for this role. While SRK’s comic timing is quite decent, we cannot imagine anyone else other than Sanjay Dutt distributing Jaadu ki Jhappis.

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#2. Salman Khan turned down Kabir Khan Role In Chak De! India

We all know how inspiring the ‘sattar minute’ speech from this movie was. Now imagine Salman Khan doing this speech. Somehow the impact doesn’t seem as much.

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#3. Hrithik Roshan turned down Aakash for Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Chahta Hai is the reason that we want to go on road trips with our friends and while Hrithik Roshan got his own version of this movie, we are so glad he refused to be a part of the original.

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#4. Katrina Kaif turned down Leela for Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela

While we might not imagine anyone other than Deepika playing the role of vivacious Leela, things would have been really different had Katrina Kaif accepted this role.

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#5. Saif Ali Khan turned down Raj for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

We can’t imagine anyone else apart from Shah Rukh Kahn as Raj in DDLJ. He made the role an iconic one and it’s because of his charm, he won all our hearts.

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#6. Akshay Kumar refused Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Akshay Kumar is a versatile actor and he literally can do anything. But we are glad he didn’t take this one up. The youth factor that was required could have only been satisfied by Farhan Akhtar.

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#7. Kareena Kapoor Khan turned down Fashionand Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Kareena Kapoor Khan has probably turned down a huge number of films. She not only declined the lead in Fashion which later starred Priyanka Chopra and was an immense hit but also the role of Nandini in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

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Doesn’t this make you believe that some things are just meant to be? Do you beg to differ? Tell us in the comments below.


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