One actor's loss is other actor's gain in Bollywood. While some reject roles offered to them due to date issues, some do it as a personal choice. Most of the times, this barter remains hidden from the audience's eye. But here is a list of films, you might just be surprised to know, which were offered to one actor, but another one ended up doing it.
1. Aishwarya Rai – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
YES.. the role of Tina went to nine different actresses before Rani was given the role. Aishwarya was one of the many to turn it down.
2. Juhi Chawla – Dil To Pagal Hai
We have seen her quirkiness in Kurkure ads and her chemistry with SRK in Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, but somehow we still can’t imagine her in the place of Karishma Kapoor.
3. Katrina Kaif – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
The movie would have been quite a kick starter for the couple had Katrina not said no to the role. We could have seen a different kind of Katrina as well.
4. Aishwarya Rai – Dostana
Imagine, Abhishek and Aishwarya as just friends or rather room-mates, with Aishwarya styling up as a diva or as the Desi girl. Hard to capture that image right?
5. Raj Kapoor – Anand
The most coveted role in the film industry that won the hearts of many was initially meant for Raj Kapoor. Imagine Raj Kapoor saying – “Babu Moshai”
6. Shatrughan Sinha – Sholay
Even though the movie was not a major hit back when it released, it is now considered a classic cult movie. Shatrughan Sinha shouldn’t have been Khamosh on this role for sure.
7. Aishwarya Rai – Corporate
One of Bipasha’s most successful roles in Bollywood was corporate. However, this role was meant to have Aishwarya Rai playing it.
8. Dev Anand – Zanjeer
Not the new Zanjeer, but the original Zanjeer movie starring Amitabh was primarily assigned to Dev Anand.
9. Aishwarya Rai – Raja Hindustani
She decided to focus more on the Miss World competition and had not decided on joining the film industry, so the movie went to Karishma. And boy did it do wonders for her!
10. Salman Khan – Baazigar
The epic movie of SRK which is still a classic revenge tale wouldn’t be in his list, had it not been for Salman Khan’s rejection.
11. Katrina Kaif – Chennai Express
Katrina speaking Tamil or Hindi with a Tamilian accent would have definitely been an added benefit to the comedy flick Chennai Express.
12. Armaan Kohli – Deewana
A blockbuster movie for Shah Rukh Kan wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the graciousness of Armaan Kohli.
13. Kareena Kapoor – Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
The movie that became popular for so many reasons was supposed to have Kareena in the lead. That would have been not just a break but the perfect debut had Kareena chosen it.
14. Kajol – Veer Zaara
The epic romantic love story spanning two bordering nations was a major movie. But instead of a cute and bubbly Preity, it was supposed to the sophisticated Kajol.
15. Saif Ali Khan - Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Imagine how the dialogue "Senorita bade bade sheheron mein, aisi choti choti baatein hoti reheti hain" would've sounded in Saif's voice. Shah Rukh Khan must be thankful to him for rejecting the film, which went on to make SRK Bollywood's King Khan.