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The Bollywood biggies have made mistakes in their past by refusing some interesting roles which have now grown to be very popular and iconic. We bring top ten major blunders of these celebrities who had refused such roles.
Kareena Kapoor Khan – Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
Kareena Kapoor was looking for more serious film as her debut, which was a woman centric rather than an all and all-commercial movie. Well she did go for shoot on the sets of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai for few days but finally backed out once she realized that the role is more focused on the male lead. Ameesha Patel was later signed as the female lead and the film was a super hit.
Shah Rukh Khan – Munna Bhai MBBS
Munna Bhai MBBS was first offered to Shah Rukh Khan. However he did not do the movie and it proved to be a really lucky film for Sanjay Dutt. This role landed him in better position as an actor.
Hrithik Roshan – Dil Chahta Hai
When the role of Aamir Khan was written for the movie Dil Chahta Hai, it was Hrithik Roshan who was kept in mind for it. However later on things did not work out and Aamir Khan was signed for the film. This film was a huge hit and Aamir Khan’s role also became very popular.
Kareena Kapoor Khan – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s original choice for the female lead was Kareena Kapoor. But later on Aishwarya Rai was selected for the role instead of her. Kareena Kapoor also replaced Aishwarya Rai in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ‘Heroine’.
Kangna Ranaut- The Dirty Picture
Originally Kangna Ranaut was the first choice for Silk Smitha’s role in Dirty Picture. When Kangna was offered the role she felt that it did not match up to her standard and she refused it. Well the role went to Vidya Balan and the rest they say is history.
Kareena Kapoor – Goliyon ki rasleela Ram Leela
Kareena Kapoor has always showed her willingness to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali. When she was offered Ram Leela for the role of Leela she had to turn it down because she was committed to Madhur Bhandarkar for Heroine. Later on Deepika Padukone was signed for the role.
Katrina Kaif – Barfi
Anurag Basu offered Katrina Kaif the role played by Ileana D’Cruz with Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. However the Barbie Doll of Bollywood did not seem too keen in sharing her screen with Priyanka and so she turned down the offer. The film became a huge hit.
Kajol- 3 idiots
Kajol was offered Kareena’s role in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan. However Kajol was not at all happy with the role. Later on Kareena bagged the film and it was a huge hit.
Salman Khan- Baazigar
One of the landmark movie of Shah Rukh Khan’s career was originally offered to Salman Khan. The Dabangg Khan refused the movie because he was the lover boy of the Bollywood and he was not at all keen in taking up negative role. Shah Rukh Khan took up the role sportingly and made it one of the best films in Bollywood and his career. Salman was also offered ‘Chak De’ which he refused and incidentally Shah Rukh was roped in.
Aamir Khan – Darr
Aamir Khan was first considered for the role of psychotic lover but he refused it since he was unhappy with the role and they way it was developing. Shah Rukh Khan replaced him and added this movie in his kitty making it one of the most iconic negative roles.