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Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies:

Hollywood is definitely one big attraction for talented actors to showcase their acting skills. A meaty role in a Hollywood plum project is the dream of many a Bollywood actors. However, there are a few Bollywood actors who rejected Hollywood movies!! Don’t be taken aback… it is true!!

Here is a list of Bollywood actors who rejected Hollywood movies:

 1. Dilip Kumar – Lawrence of Arabia:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

The thespian actor Dilip Kumar rejected the lead role in the international project Lawrence of Arabia (1962) by director David Lean. The role eventually went to Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.

 2. Shah Rukh Khan – Slumdog Millionaire :

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

The King of Bollywood had the chance to make an international debut with Danny Boyle’s Indian saga Slumdog Millionaire. Shah Rukh Khan was offered Anil Kapoor’s character in the movie.

 3. Akshay Kumar –

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Untitled movie co-starring Dwayne Johnson: Hollywood studio had to cast an Asian face with action star Dwayne Johnson, Akshay Kumar was a natural choice. However, maintaining his stand of staying clear of Hollywood movies, Akshay turned down the opportunity.

 4. Deepika Padukone – Fast & Furious 7 :

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Deepika was offered a meaty role in the Fast & the furious 7 but she turned it down as she was busy shooting for Farah Khan’s Happy New Year!

 5. Naseeruddin Shah – Harry Potter Series:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Actor Naseeruddin Shah refused to audition for Albus Dumbledore’s role from the Harry Potter Series the death of Richard Harris.

 6. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Troy:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Aishwarya is arguably the most well-known Indian face in Hollywood. She was offered a role opposite Brad Pitt in the Oscar-nominated war movie, Troy. However, the role’s demand didn’t match up with Aishwarya and she turned it down.

  7. Irrfan Khan – Interstellar:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Irrfan Khan had to take the most difficult decision of his life when he was offered Matt Damon’s part in Interstellar which required him to camp in the US for four months. However, Irrfan wanted to shuttle to India in between to complete the filming of ‘The Lunchbox’ and ‘D-Day’.

 8. Ronit Roy – Zero Dark Thirty:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Ronit was offered a role in the Oscar award winning movie Zero Dark Thirty. But being a thorough professional that he is, Ronit gave priority to work Student of the Year ad turned down the offer.

 9. Priyanka Chopra – Immortals:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

Priyanka Chopra was offered an important role in the Hollywood hit ‘Immortals’ which she couldn’t pursue because of her prior commitment to ‘7 Khoon Maaf.’ Priyanka’s loss became Frieda Pinto’s gain.

 10. Hrithik Roshan – The Pink Panther 2:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

The role of ‘Vicente’ was offered to Hrithik in the second instalment of The Pink Panther franchise, however Hrithik Roshan turned it down.

 11. Madhuri Dixit – Untitled Hollywood Movie:

Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies
Bollywood Actors Who Rejected Hollywood Movies

The role required Madhuri to play herself in a cameo which was supposed to be a dream sequence in the movie which traced the journey of an American girl who aspires to become a Bollywood actress. Madhuri turned the offer down.

 

Whatever may be the reason for rejecting the Hollywood movies, these Bollywood stars have shown that talent has no boundaries.

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