Aamir Khan has turned 50 and he has given some very big hits. It is a well known fact that Aamir is a perfectionist and takes one film at a time. Apparently, the actor has been very choosy in the process of becoming the big star that he is today. Aamir decided to pass some big projects which went to other stars, and became huge hits at the box office.
Here is the list of films rejected by Aamir Khan.
Yash Chopra wanted to cast Ajay Devgn in Darr, but since he didn't get any response, the film went to Aamir. But Aamir also declined the offer, and ultimately, Darr found its villain in Shah Rukh Khan. The film started a close association between Khan and Yash Raj camp, and also gave an impetus to SRK's career.
Ashutosh Gowarikar and Aamir had become very good friends after working together in Lagaan. So Aamir was offered a role in Ashutosh's next Swades, but he rejected it saying that he got bored with it. While Aamir decided not to be a part of Swades, he was still present at the muhurat of the movie.
It seems like Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan may never share the same frame for a film, but in the past there was one such opportunity which didn't materialise. According to a report, the role of Prakash in Josh was first offered to Aamir Khan. The report further stated that Aamir rejected the role because he felt that it was very small in comparison to Shah Rukh Khan's role of Max. In the end, the character was played by Sharad Kapoor
Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have proved to be an entertaining jodi onscreen in Andaaz Apna Apna. Apparently the duo was also approached to work together in Saajan. The makers of Saajan wanted to cast the two Khans together in the romantic tale, but Aamir Khan did not like the character offered to him. The report further stated that Sanjay Dutt loved the role and immediately lapped up the offer.
The film which boosted Salman Khan's popularity - Hum Aapke Hai Koun...! was apparently offered to Aamir Khan. According to a report Aamir Khan was approached for the role of Prem. But he refused to do the film as he didn't find the script very appealing. It seems like Aamir rejecting the film, in a way, helped boost Salman Khan's career who made it big in Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan's career took off with Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge. Till date, it is remembered as one of his best films. However, according to a report, Aamir Khan was first offered to play the iconic character of Raj in the film. In the year when SRK's Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge released, Aamir Khan's Rangeela also hit the screens. SRK won several awards for DDLJ, and Aamir felt that he should have got an award for Rangeela. Post this incident, he stopped attending award functions
Nayak â The Real Hero, which starred Anil Kapoor, was initially offered to Aamir Khan. Aamir was offered the leading role of Shivaji Rao, but he turned it down. Eventually the film went to Anil Kapoor, and the film went on to be a huge success at the box office. It was a path-breaking film in Anil Kapoor's career, and is counted among one of the best films till date.
We will always wonder how these would look with Aamir Khan in the lead. Tell us which movie Aamir Khan should not have rejected in the comments section.
Source: Times of India, IMDB