Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

Mar 25, 2018, 10:40 IST
  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Some years back, Salman Khan also turned down Chak De! India and paved the way for SRK to win some more plaudits

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Shah Rukh Khan was the first choice for the role of Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. while Sanjay Dutt was supposed to play the role of Zaheer, the character portrayed by Jimmy Shergill

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Aamir Khan's role in Talaash was initially offered to Shah Rukh Khan

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Priyanka Chopra was the original choice for the Hindi remake of Ghajini. However, Aamir Khan convinced the makers that Asin, who played the lead in the original Tamil film, was the perfect choice for the remake

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    For Delhi Belly, producer Aamir Khan was keen on Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead role. However, Ranbir wasn't happy with the adult content in the film, following which the role went to Imran Khan

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    The character of R. Madhavan in Rang De Basanti was initially offered to SRK, who couldn't accept it due to date issues

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Shah Rukh was also approached for the role played by Aamir in 3 Idiots, but things did not work out

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Anurag Basu wanted to cast Katrina Kaif as the narrator-actress in Barfi. Her choc-a-bloc schedule came in the way, following which south star Ileana D'Cruz got her Bollywood debut

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Rani Mukerji refused the lead part in Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which was adeptly performed by Vidya Balan

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Preity Zinta's character of Nisha in Koi Mil Gaya was first offered to Aishwarya Rai

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Although rivals at one point before they made up in 2014, Salman Khan indirectly aided Shah Rukh Khan. Baazigar went to SRK only because Salman rejected the film. Years later, Salman was to comment, "If I had done Baagizar, there would be no Mannat today"

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    Rani Mukerji should be grateful to Twinkle Khanna for giving her career a major fillip. KJo wanted to cast Twinkle as Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, but she did not find the role interesting, following which Rani was roped in

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Aamir Khan was supposed to play the psychopath in Darr. But, he wasn't happy with certain portions of the character during narration, and turned it down. According to Aamir, he was asked to leave the film after he asked for a joint narration with Sunny Doel

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    One of Bollywood's biggest blockbusters, Shekhar Kapur's Mr. India, was offered to super stars Amitabh Bachchan as well as Rajesh Khanna. Both turned it down since they couldn't relate to the invisible hero plot

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Vivek Oberoi was offered the lead role of cartoonist Karan Kapoor in Hum Tum. He refused it, a decision he might well be regretting

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Shah Rukh's evergreen role in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was first offered to another Khan; not Aamir, not Salman, but Saif

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    The roles of Shah Rukh Khan and Lara Dutta in Priyadarshan's Billu were initially offered to Akshay Kumar and Tabu respectively

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Aamir was also offered Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 1942 - A Love Story, but couldn't accept the role because of lack of dates

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    SRK was also offered the lead role of Bhuvan in the Oscar-nominated film Lagaan. This was after Aamir Khan wasn't too keen on acting in the movie he was producing. When Shah Rukh Khan did not show any interest, Aamir decided to step in

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    If all had gone according to play, the cast of Dil Chahta Hai would have been as follows -- Akshaye Khanna, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan. Hrithik declined the role, as did Abhishek Bachchan, and Aamir Khan eventually bagged the acclaimed role of Akash Malhotra

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Amitabh Bachchan refused the role in Slumdog Millionaire, where he had to play himself, host of the game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. Like with Mr. India, the role again went to Anil Kapoor

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Fardeen Khan was initially supposed to play the negative character enacted by Akshaye Khanna in Race

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    Amitabh was the first choice for the role of Amar, eventually played by Vinod Khanna, in Feroz Khan's brilliant work, Qurbani

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    The makers of Sholay were keen on casting Danny Denzongpa as Gabbar, but since he was already busy with Feroz Khan's Dharmatma, Amjad Khan got lucky

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Shammi Kapoor must have thanked Dev Anand for giving his career a new lease of life. Anand was supposed to play the male lead in Tumsa Nahin Dekha, but he opted out of the film, following which Shammi came into the picture

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Shatrughan Sinha was offered the legendary roles of Amitabh Bachchan in Deewar as well as Sholay, but Shotgun turned it down due to various reasons

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    When Hrishikesh Mukherjee was conceiving Anand, he initially wanted Shashi Kapoor to play the lead role. Shashi though wanted to focus on romantic roles, and hence refused it. Hrisihida was also keen on casting Kishore Kumar for role of 'Anand', but due to some misunderstanding they did not collaborate

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Speaking of Deewar, Amitabh's role was also offered to Rajesh Khanna. Owing to lack of dates, the role went to Big B. The late Navin Nischol was offered Shashi Kapoor's role of Ravi in Deewar. However, he turned it down since he did not want to play second fiddle to Amitabh Bachchan. Also, Nirupa Roy's character of the mother was initially offered to Vyjayanthimala

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  • Did you know? Salman Khan turned down Baazigar and Chak De!

    Amitabh Bachchan became the angry young man only because Dev Anand refused to do Zanjeer. At a function some years back, Jaya Bachchan even thanked Devsaab for turning down the Prakash Mehra film

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    When Guru Dutt came up with the idea of Pyaasa, he offered the role to Madhubala. The film eventually fell in Mala Sinha's lap, and changed her career for the better

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Certain characters in our Hindi films have become synonymous with particular stars. But, these actors weren’t always for the first choice for the roles. Salman Khan was initially approached for the lead in 'Baazigar' and 'Chak De!' but turned it down. Similarly, Amitabh Bachchan turned down 'Mr India' which made Anil Kapoor a bigger name. Check out this interesting trivia

 

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