Shocking! These 10 Bollywood Stars Rejected Big Hollywood Roles.

Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra were on top of headlines in last one year as they made Hollywood Debut. Well, you might not be aware that they are not the only ones who were offered a role in Hollywood. There are many other actors who got the offer but rejected due to some or the other reasons.

Here is the list of 10 Bollywood Stars who Rejected Big Hollywood Roles:

1- Irrfan Khan – Interstellar

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Irfan is currently one of the most talented actor in Bollywood. He has been a part of many Hollywood projects, one being Jurrasic World. He was also offered the role of Matt Damon in ‘Interstellar’, but he rejected it because he was busy shooting for ‘D-Day’ and ‘Lunch Box’.

2- Ronit Roy – Zero Dark Thirty

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It is said that Ronit was offered  a role in ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, but he turned it down and chose to do ‘Student Of The Year’ instead. Well, that was a bad decision because  ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ was an Oscar winning film.

3- Akshay Kumar – Untitled film with Dwayne Johnson

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It is said that Akshay Kumar was once offered a role in Hollywood movie with Dwayne Johnson. But he turned it down as he wants to stay away from Hollywood.

4- Hrithik Roshan – Pink Panther 2

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Hrithik was offered the role of ‘Vicente’ in the Hollywood movie ‘Pink Panther 2’, but he turned it down due to busy schedule. However, Aishwarya was a part of the film.

5- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Troy

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The gorgeous actress Aishwarya Rai was offered a role opposite ‘Brad Pitt’ in Troy. However, she rejected the role as the script demanded intimate scenes with Brad Pitt.

6- Priyanka Chopra – Immortals and 5 more

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Now an international star Priyanka Chopra made her Hollywood debut in ‘Baywatch’ opposite Dwayne Johnson. In an interview, she revealed that she rejected 6 Hollywood movies and ‘Immortals’ was one of them. This is because she was busy with ‘Quantico’ TV series.

7- Shah Rukh Khan – Slumdog Millionaire

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It is rumoured that Anil Kapoor’s role in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ was initially offered to King Khan. But Shahrukh rejected the role as the though that he isn’t suitable for it.

8- Deepika Padukone – Fast & Furious 7

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Deepika made  her Hollywood debut with ‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage.’ But before that, she was offered a role in ‘Fast & Furious 7.’ However, she rejected that role because she was busy  shooting for Happy New Year with Shah Rukh Khan.

9- Dilip Kumar – Lawrence Of Arabia

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It is rumoured that Dilip Kumar was offered a role in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia back in 1962. But he rejected the offer, and it then went to  Omar Sharif.

10- Madhuti Dixit Nene – Untitled Hollywood Project

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She was offered a role in Untitled Hollywood film. The story was based on an American girl who wants to make her career in Bollywood. But Madhuri rejected the role as she wasn’t convinced with the script.

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Published by Kanika Saini on 19 Jun 2017

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