Famous Roles Rejected by Actors:
Some characters from the movies stay with us forever. We are so convinced by their acting that’s it’s almost impossible for us to imagine any other actor in their place. Some characters are written specifically for an actor while some land big projects purely by luck. Undoubtedly, Bollywood has given us some memorable characters but have you ever wondered what would be the scenario if these iconic characters were played by some other actors? Will they still be loved?
let’s find out!
1. Hrithik and Abhishek as Akash and Sid in Dil Chahta Hai
‘Dil Chahta Hai’ is a wonderful movie partly because of its exceptional cast. Director of the film, Farhan Akhtar revealed his first choices for the roles.
“I wanted Akshaye Khanna to play Akash, Hrithik Roshan for Sameer and Abhishek Bachchan for Siddharth (Sid). But films are generally made with a cast which was not on your wish list,”
2. Ranveer Singh as Johnny Balraj in Bombay Velvet
It was an ambitious dream project of Anurag Kashyap. He went through a lot of casting confusion for the role. In an interview he revealed,
“My first choice when I wrote the film in 2006 was Saif Ali Khan. From there it went to Aamir and Hrithik. This film has gone around before landing with Ranbir. We also tried to make it with Ranveer Singh but we could raise only Rs 40 to 50 crore,”
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Salman Khan as Mastani and Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani
It’s strange to imagine Kareena and Salman as Mastani and Bajirao especially after seeing Deepika-Ranveer’s chemistry in the movie. First It was supposed to star Salman and Aishwarya then it shifted to Salman and Kareena. The latter also shot for a poster that is kept at Bhansali’s office.
4. Kangana Ranaut as Reshma in The Dirty Picture
The National Award winner, Kangana Ranaut, revealed that she was offered the film before Vidya.
“Well, after Fashion but I could just see many similarities between a small-town girl wanting to make it big and then falls prey to that whole glamor and that facade red I just felt I’ll be trapped in this whole thing doing the same thing again and I was bored of seeing myself being this supermodel very attractive person and then crying and saw being my way to my deathbed I just I just fell and honestly if I would have done the film I’m sure it would not have been such a big success.”
5. Sushant Singh Rajput as Noor in Fitoor
In an interview, Sushant revealed that he lost 12 films in a year and Fitoor was one of them.
” I sat for 90 days when I could have finished the film and then I chose to step out and then it didn’t happen. So, it was a series of unfortunate events, but what can I do? I always stick by my words. It’s again back to atoms, spaces and opinions.”
6. Ranbir and Kareena as Kabir and Ayesha in Dil Dhadakne Do
Ranbir Kapoor had schedule conflicts so the role was offered to Ranveer Singh. Kareena, on the other hand, was reluctant to stay away from home for 90 days shooting.
“Zoya’s film required me to give 90 days. I can’t be away on some cruise from home and my family for three months for an outdoor shoot. I do not wish to work that way anymore.”