Films Rejected By Salman Khan

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A popular Hindi proverb literally translates to ‘Every grain is inscribed with the name of the person who will eat it.’ This is probably the only way to explain Dabangg Khan’s decision to reject such blockbuster films that had the potential of changing the course of his career. And as his popular dialogue in Kick goes, ‘Dil mein aata hun, samajh mein nahi!,’ we can’t really figure out why Salman said no to such promising scripts.

Here is the list of films rejected by Salman Khan.

1. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

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Who knew that Shah Rukh Khan’s movie DDLJ will someday go on to complete 1000 weeks. But Salman Khan was the first priority for DDLJ opposite actress Kajol. Salman was approached the role of ‘Raj’ played by SRK in the film.

2. Baazigar

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Salman Khan was the first choice to play the villain in Abbas-Mastan’s blockbuster, Baazigar. But as fate would have it, he literally handed over the film to Shah Rukh Khan. The film not only established Shah Rukh as a star but also fetched him many Awards for his iconic performance.

3. Josh

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So tempting was the character of Max Dias that every other actor in the film wanted to play it. Salman Khan cited date issues and the role once again went to Shah Rukh. For Salman missed an opportunity to salvage his then sinking career.

4. Kal Ho Na Ho

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Despite successfully holding his own against SRK and winning over the audience with his portrayal of the jilted fiancé Aman, Salman decided that playing second fiddle to the Baadshah again was below him and the role went to Saif.

5. Chak De India

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Salman Khan denied to do this film as he had no dates available. Chak De! India was a super hit at the box-office and also won critical acclaim bagging several awards. Shah Rukh’s portrayal of the patriotic coach is remembered as one of his finest performances till date.

6. Ghajini

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It is apparently rumoured that after reading the script of Ghajini, Aamir himself recommended the name of Salman Khan as he felt Salman would be a better fit for the role. Not much is known about how the film ultimately fell into Aamir’s lap which went on to become the first ever 100 crore film.

7. Shuddhi

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Salman Khan had already signed Karan Johar’s production film Shuddhi directed by Karan Malhotra. But he recently turned down the offer as he didn’t want to sign any project as his final verdict on 2002 hit and run case is still pending. The actor is on fresh bail as his five-year jail is suspended for time being. So Salman was replaced by Varun Dhawan. The verdict of this film is yet to come.

By taking a look at the movies rejected by Salman Khan, It seems that SRK’s 4 blockbuster films were first offered to Salman Bhai. Tell us what are your views in the comments section.

Sources: Times of India, IMDB

See Also: 7 Blockbuster Films Rejected By SRK

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13 COMMENTS

  1. shudhi release to hone de bhai kuch bhi daal rahe ho koi movie nahi mili to iski to flop ki list dalo 50 out of 72 flop hahahah

  2. @bollywood Arena….r.kuch bhi pheko mat…DDLJ…DDLJ originally offered to tom cruze or Brad..but yash ji rejected to work with hollywood heros…than offred to SRK…

  3. when you make same analysis for SRk you did not mentioned Amir should thanks to SRk 7 out of 4 movies were belongs to SRK…

  4. srk should thankful to him hahaha beta amir and srk should thankful to him even sanjay dutt
    lagaan ashutosh confirmed
    munnabhai (raju hirani confirmed)
    ek tha tiger ( yrf said) and 3 idiots etc. etc.
    etc. and thats an official list
    ek tha tiger ni ati yrf ke sath to salman pit jata jai ho k bad se … fr se 1998 se 2009 wala career ho jata

  5. Shahrukh khan star banane me salman khan ka sabse bada haath h..ager salman khan flim reject nhi karta to shahrukh khan milti nhi ..wo star nhi banta …Please sabhi shahrukh khan fans salman khan thanks kaho

  6. DDLJ was never offered salman. If it’s true then i am ready to give one million to bolyarena group. Please show proof for that

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