Bollywood Industry looks very glamourous from the outside, but things are pretty different on the inside. Actors’ life is not always easy and fetching, things are pretty different from what see on social media. It is not easy to stand out and outshine your skills and talent every time you give an audition. Even the A-list actors today have faced silly rejections at the starting of their careers. With the advent of social media, a lot of actors and artists have come forward to share their stories of let-downs. In this article, we will be presenting you with Bollywood superstars who faced rejection for no-so valid reasons.
1. Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh is a celebrated actor in the Bollywood Industry. Time and again, he has proved to the world that he well deserves success and fame. His movies like Gully Boy, Padmavat have fetched him appreciation from all across the world. Today, even the Bollywood greatest directors express their desire to work with Actor Ranveer Singh, but things were not so smooth before. When he started his career, he used to face a lot of rejection, but most of them were because of his looks or skin color.
2. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is ruling Bollywood with her mesmerizing beauty and brilliant acting skills. She is indeed one of the best actresses of our generation. No matter how complex a character is, she aces her part with utmost perfection. If you have seen her perform in The Dirty Picture, Shakuntala Devi, or Bhul Bhulaiyaa you would know exactly what we are saying. In an interview, Vidya Balan told, that during the early days of her career, she was labeled as “bad luck” or “jinxed” by various directors. She was often rejected for her looks and appearance.
3. Manjot Singh
Manjot Singh has acted in Blockbuster movies like Student of the Year, Udaan, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Dream Girl, and Fukrey. He is insanely talented and smart, and if you are wondering why do not we get to see him much in Bollywood movies, then the answer is right here. In an interview, Manjot said, “Recently, I went to a casting agency because I wanted them to manage my work. So, they took my portfolio. After a few days, they reverted saying that ‘since you are a Sardar, it is quite difficult for us to search a role for you’. I was shocked. If you check my 10-year-long career, 90% of them are hit films.”
4. Rajkummar Rao
Critically acclaimed and National Award winner Rajkumar Rao is enjoying the success of his films and is at the peak of his career. Today, the greatest directors of Bollywood want to work with a versatile actor like him as people are starting to recognize him for his talent, but things were so good when he started his career. In an interview, Rajkumar said that he used to face rejection because he is not “fair and masculine enough” for the role. The director used to tell him that he is a great actor, but for the lead role, he was not fit as he was not fair.
Bollywood’s yet another critically acclaimed actress Taapsee Pannu is enjoying the success from her back to back blockbusters. It seems people have started recognizing her talent, and she is playing interesting roles one after another. But the actress has faced a lot of rejections before landing into her dream roles. She said she was replaced over “stupid things’. In an interview, she quoted saying, “I was told, ‘You are not beautiful and glamorous enough’, ‘Oh no, you’re too serious an actor…’ ‘You’re not good enough an actor’, ‘You are not so and so’s daughter.’”