1.Kangana Ranaut: The actress was offered a very nice role in the super hit movie “Dirty Picture” which was released in 2011. However, she refused to play the role which was later played by Vidya Balan and the film became an instant hit.
2.Akshay Kumar: The versatile actor was offered the role of Milkha in the famous film “Bhag Milkha Bhag” which he quite rightly refused. The role needed a young and fit man who can play the role of the iconic sportsman which the actor badly lacked. The role was eventually given to a young and energetic actor like Farhan Akhtar who played the role quite brilliantly. The movie fared quite well in the market.
3.Hrithik Roshan: He was the first choice for the role of NASA scientist in the blockbuster movie “Swadesh” which was released in 2004. But he refused to play the role and it was awarded to Shah Rukh Khan. The film saw huge commercial success.
4.Salman Khan: He was offered the role of the famous hockey coach in the famous film “Chalk De India” which was released in 2007. His personality somehow didn’t fit with the role. The role was later offered to Shah Rukh Khan who made complete justice to the role and the film saw huge commercial success.
- Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan: Both the actor refused to become a part of the movie “Dil Chahta Hai”. Hrithik refused the role as he was busy with his debut film “Kaho Na Payar Ho”. Abhishek was also busy with other engagement. The role was eventually given to Amir Khan who played the role quite brilliantly and the film saw huge commercial success.
6.Shah Rukh Khan: The top Bollywood actor was first approached for the role of Munnabhai in the blockbuster movie “Munnabhai MBBS” but he refused to play the role as it was a kind of comedy. Then the director Raj Kumar Hirani approached Sanjay Dutt to play the role which he accepted immediately. The actor did complete justice to the role and played his part brilliantly. The role was highly accepted by the audience and the film saw huge commercial success.
7.Saif Ali Khan: The actor was offered the role of the romantic hero in the iconic film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” which he refused to play. Later the role was given to Shah Rukh Khan which ultimately became a major turning point in his career as the film received a tremendous amount of love and affection from the audience and saw great commercial success.
8.Kareena Kapoor: The famous actress turned down a lot of films which later saw great commercial success. Some of those films include Fashion, Kal Ho Na Ho and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. The cause of refusal ranged from the busy schedule, other engagement and demand for high price for a given role.
9.Shah Rukh Khan: Ironically all the filmed turned down by this famous actor turned out to be super hit and the famous film “Lagaan” is definitely one of them. Not only the film saw a huge amount of commercial success but it also managed to make an entry to the Oscars.
10.Anushka Sharma: The famous actress was offered the role of Tara in “Tamasha” which she refused to play because the film was based on the male protagonist. She was not at all impressed with the role and therefore not interested to work on the film. Eventually, the role was handed to Dipika Padukone who had done a decent job alongside Ranbir Kapoor. However, the film failed to impress the audience and didn’t see much success in the box office.