It is said that actors grow with their films. But sometimes they reject a film when they are unsure about its success or due to some other reasons. Some of these flicks may be your favourite ones and you are in love with the characters. But then, things would have been a little different if these celebs had given their nods for the films.
We bring you 10 B-town celebs who turned down famous roles.
1. Salman Khan
Salman was the first choice to play Ajay/Vicky in 'Baazigar'. However, he refused since he was unsure about playing a negative character. The role finally went to Shah Rukh Khan and the rest is history! Salman was even offered Saif's role in 'Kal Ho Na Ho' and 'Chak De India'
2. Katrina Kaif
Katrina was approached to play the role of Shruti in Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!'. However, her choc-o-bloc schedule came in the way and that's how Ileana D'cruz landed her Bollywood debut. The actress also turned down 'Chennai Express', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' and 'Ram Leela'.
3. Shah Rukh Khan
Bollywood's baadshah was first approached to play the loveable 'Munnabhai' in Rajkumar Hirani's 'Munnabhai MBBS'. Shah Rukh was also offered 'Lagaan', R. Madhavan's role in 'Rang De Basanti', '3 Idiots' and 'Talaash'.
4. Ranbir Kapoor
Producer Aamir Khan was keen on casting Ranbir Kapoor for 'Delhi Belly'. However, the young star wasn't happy with the adult content of the film.
5. Hrithik Roshan
'Dil Chahta Hai' was originally written for the handsome hunk known for his 'Greek God looks'. He had also turned down 'Swades'.
6. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Bebo turned down Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam' which ultimately ended up as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's gain.
7. Kangana Ranaut
She is currently one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood. However, she too has her share of regrets. Kangana turned down 'The Dirty Picture' as she felt that her role of Silk Smitha was not upto the standards. Vidya Balan took up a chance and we know what happened next.
8. Saif Ali Khan
The 'chhote nawab' was supposed to play the iconic character of Raj in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'. The actor refused that role and Shah Rukh Khan took it up. But then we ain't complaining either. Afterall, we shudder to think anybody else as Raj except SRK!
Kajol was approached to play the female lead in '3 Idiots'. But just like Shah Rukh Khan, she too turned down the film. Had both the actors agreed, we wonder how magical their jodi would have been!
10. Aamir Khan
Do you know, our 'Mr Perfectionist' was supposed to play the role of psycho-lover in ‘Darr’? He was even offered Vidhu Vinod Chopra's '1942- A Love Story'.