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Super-Duper Hit Movies That Were initially Offered To Someone Else

B-town biggies are very careful about choosing the movies they’d like to star in. But Alas! To err is human! Many a time, they end up making a mistake and miss out on excellent opportunities.

These 10 Bollywood celebs rejected films that went on to become great hits!

1. Aamir Khan-Darr

The role of Rahul Mehra from the movie Darr was first offered to superstar Aamir Khan. However, he was reluctant to take up a negative role. Eventually, SRK stepped in and took the risk!

2. Shahrukh Khan-Munna Bhai M.B.B.S

No other actor would have been able to play the character of Munna Bhai better than Sanjay Dutt. But did you know that the role was originally offered to none other than Shahrukh Khan?

3. Akshay Kumar-Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Akshay regrets turning down the role of Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The role was then given to Farhan Akhtar.

4. Katrina Kaif-Chennai Express

Katrina Kaif turned down the lead role opposite SRK in Chennai Express. The movie went on to become a huge hit. Apparently, Katrina also turned out other memorable roles including Leela from Goliyon Ki Rasleela: Ram-Leela and Naina from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

5. Hritik Roshan- Dil Chahta Hai

When it comes to movies about friendship, Dil Chahta Hai tops the list. And who could forget the lovable character of Akash, played by Aamir Khan. This role was initially offered to Hrithik Roshan but went to Aamir when Hrithik said no.

6. Salman Khan-Chak De!

The role of Kabir Khan went to Salman Khan before it was offered to Shahrukh.

7. Danny Denzongapa-Gabbar

Can you think of anyone other than Amjad Khan as the iconic villain Gabbar? No, right? The role was initially offered to Danny Denzongapa.

8. Saif Ali Khan-Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Can you image DDLJ without SRK? The role of Rahul was offered to Saif before Shahrukh.

9. Kajol-Veer-Zaara


The role of Zaara from Veer Zaara was first offered to Kajol. However, she said no and it went to Preity Zinta.

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