Every director of Bollywood wants to work with King Of Romance, Shah Rukh Khan. Who would leave the opportunity to work with Bollywood’s superstar SRK who has given biggest blockbuster hit films in the industry. From DDLJ, to his new film Happy New Year, Shah Rukh Khan has managed to entertain his fans with every coming movie. Very few got a chance to work with Shah Rukh Khan who gave many super duper hit films and are still running high today. But there are few films that SRK rejected due to some reason, and as fate would have it, SRK handed over films to other actors.
Did you know SRK was Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s first choice for Munnabhai? That Rakesh Roshan was initially keen on casting him in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai? We bring you eight such blockbuster films that would have been into Shah Rukh Khan’s kitty if he had not turned it down.
Munna Bhai MBBS:
It’s hard to imagine anyone else playing the iconic role of Sanjay Dutt in the most loved film Munnabhai MBBS. Both Raju Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra wanted to sign SRK for this film, and it seems we should be thankful to SRK for rejecting this film as no one else can play the role of Sanjay Dutt in Munnabhai MBBS. Wondering how the film would have been with Shah Rukh Khan as Munnabhai?
Kaho Na Pyaar Hai:
King Khan Shah Rukh Khan went through the script of Rakesh Roshan’s Kaho Na Pyaar Hai but later he rejected it. Rakesh Roshan then signed his son Hrithik Roshan who played great and created justice to the role of Rohit in the film.
Tamil director Shankar wanted Shah Rukh Khan to be part of Robot, a film that Rajinikanth eventually did in Tamil. The film which created history grossing around 375 crores worldwide was first offered to Shah Rukh Khan.
Rang De Basanti:
The classic Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film Rang De Basanti was first offered to Shah Rukh Khan who rejected the film for some reason. The film was than handed over to Aamir Khan who created an outstanding performance in the film along with other few actors.
Ek Tha Tiger:
Shah Rukh Khan may have surely cited date issue to sign Kabir Khan’s film Ek Tha Tiger, but it seems SRK’s decision to opt out of superspy action film must have surely made him regret. Ek Tha Tiger starring Salman Khan managed to create 100 crore gross. Wished Shah Rukh Khan to be Tiger instead of Salman Khan?
Director Ashutosh Gowariker offered the role of ‘Bhuvan’ in Lagaan to Aamir Khan who initially rejected the offer. Later, the director went to SRK who was also not interested to be part of the film. But finally Aamir Khan managed to be part of the film and rest is history. The film remains Oscar nominated film in last couple of decades.
Yet another film Ashutosh Gowariker wanted to sign Shah Rukh Khan, but SRK rejected the film due to personal reasons and he also didn’t like the shooting locations of the film.
Another gem of a movie was rejected by Shah Rukh Khan, which eventually landed into Aamir Khan’s kitty. 3 Idiots became the highest grosser film of Indian Cinema. The film was adaption of Chetan Bhagat’s book Five Point Someone novel directed and produced by Raju Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra.