Films Rejected By Shahrukh Khan
Everyone wants to work with Shahrukh Khan, but only few get a chance as he usually prefers working with friends. Due to which, he has missed quite a films which proved to be blockbuster. We just wonder that how these movies will look with SRK in the lead.
Here is the list of films rejected by Shahrukh Khan.
1. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
Shahrukh Khan was Rakesh Roshan’s first choice for Kaho Na Pyaar Hai after Koyla failed at the box-office. When things didn’t work out, Rakesh decided to launch his son Hrithik as the main lead. The film went on to create history at the box-office and won several awards. Most notably, Hrithik won every Best Actor award that year.
Ashutosh Gowariker first offered Lagaan to Aamir, who initially didn’t want to produce the film. He then went to SRK, who also rejected fearing that the film will not work. Ashutosh then convinced Aamir and the rest, as they say, is history. Lagaan is the only Oscar nominated Hindi film in the last 2 decades.
3. Jodha Akbar
Not many know that Ashutosh Gowariker wanted SRK for Jodha Akbar after the failure of Swades. Some say, he wasn’t too happy about the film’s shooting locations as it wouldn’t allow him to spend time with his kids during their vacation. The film was a huge critical & commercial success.
It’s hard to even imagine anyone else playing the iconic role of Munnabhi apart from Sanjay Dutt. But both Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra wanted SRK for the film. Infact, Sanjay Dutt was to play the role of Zaheer, which eventually went to Jimmy Shergill. We have always wondered how SRK would have played the character of Munnabhai?
5. Rang De Basanti
The classic Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film was also first offered to Shahrukh, who wasn’t keen on doing the film. Later on Aamir Khan did the film and received huge critical acclaim.
6. 3 Idiots
After two Munnabhai films, when Rajkumar Hirani wanted to adapt Chetan Bhagat’s book Five Point Someone into a film, he again wanted SRK to play the character that later went to Aamir. Post release, 3 Idiots went on to be the biggest grosser in the history of Indian cinema and fetched many awards.
Tamil director Shankhar wanted Shahrukh for Robot, a film which Rajinikanth eventually did in Tamil. Enthiran also created history grossing around 375 crores worldwide!
This was the list of blockbuster movies rejected by Shahrukh Khan. Tell us what are your views on this.