Salman Khan is the Bhai of Bollywood who is known to do roles which appeal to larger audiences. But he has rejected many movie offers which after seeing, you’d say “Bhai Dil Mein Aate Hain, Samajh mein nahi!” Here’re some of the Bollywood movies Salman Khan rejected.
Chak De! India
Salman Khan could have been Coach Kabir Khan. But he chose to do massy films over this and we are really glad. Because the ’70-minute’ speech from Bhai would have just sounded funny.
Salman rejected Baazigar because he thought that it should have the Mother angle in it. Later, the directors added it and took the script to Shah Rukh. Well, had Salman done the film, there would have been no Mannat for SRK.
Salman Khan was also offered to play Bauaa Singh in Zero. But he phoned Shah Rukh and asked him to do it. Well, now SRK won’t be taking any recommendations from him again!
Of course, Salman rejected Josh and maybe you know why! The reason isn’t hard to guess… He couldn’t have played Aishwarya’s Bhai, so he let go of the film.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali loved Salman & Aishwarya’s chemistry in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam And wanted to make Bajirao Mastani with the real-life couple initially. But after the duo broke up, they both quit the movie and moved on!
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Yash Chopra was keen on casting Salman Khan in DDLJ. But he didn’t want to play a lover boy from England. And so, the role went to SRK, for good.
Kal Ho Na Ho
There have been many SRK films for which Salman Khan was the first choice. And this time, KJo offered Saif Ali Khan’s role to Salman in Kal Ho Na Ho. But after Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Salman didn’t want to play the second lead again, especially in an SRK lead film.
After reading Ghajini’s script, Aamir apparently himself recommended Salman for the role. But he turned down the movie and finally Aamir only did the iconic role. It was the first Bollywood movie to enter the 100-crore club!
Farhan Akhtar’s Two Films
Farhan Akhtar admitted to offering 2 films to Salman Khan, The names of which he did not reveal But he turned him down both the times.