Rani Mukerji is certainly a powerhouse of talent and her choice of movies is definitely one of the major reasons behind her success.


Rani gave us some brilliant movies like ‘Black’ and ‘No One Killed Jessica’ and she certainly qualifies as one of the most versatile actors in the industry. However, Rani had rejected some pretty interesting movie offers in the past which could have added more to her filmography and we would have probably loved these movies a little more if they had Rani in them.

Here are 6 movies that were offered to Rani initially:

1) Waqt: Race Against Time


The movie that gave us the iconic ‘Holi’ song could have had Rani as a part of it but she no to it and hence the makers eventually approached Priyanka Chopra who actually gave a pretty good performance.

2) Lagaan 


Yeah, you heard that right! Rani could have been opposite Aamir in ‘Lagaan’ but well, after she rejected the role, the makers decided to get in Gracy Singh for it and we don’t really know how we feel about that.

3) Mangal Pandey: The Rising


Rani was offered the role that we saw Ameesha Patel play on the big screen but we don’t blame Rani for this one because she decided to go ahead with ‘Courtesan’ and didn’t we all love the badass role she played in the movie?

4) Heyy Babyy 

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Rani Mukerji was the first choice of the makers of ‘Heyy Babyy’ but when she rejected the role, it was offered to Vidya Balan who didn’t do a bad job as long as we don’t talk about her fashion sense in the movie.

5) Bhool Bhulaiyaa

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Well, rejecting ‘Heyy Babyy’ makes sense but we still wonder why Rani rejected a role as interesting as ‘Manjulika’ in Bhool Bhulaiyya. However, Vidya did a tremendous job and her performance in ‘Mere Dholna’ still sends a shiver down my spine.

6) The Namesake 


This is one role that we sure Rani regrets not taking up. Rani was shooting for ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ and did not have the dates for Mira Nair’s ‘Namesake’.

What do you think about these decisions made by Rani? If you had to watch any of these movies again but with Rani in it, which one would you pick? Share your views with us in the comment section.