Films that Shahrukh Khan rejected!

Everyone wants to work with Shahrukh Khan, but few get a chance as he usually prefers working with friends. But 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?

Infact due to various reasons, SRK rejected several films that went on to be cult classics.

  • 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 cast 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.
  • Lagaan – Ashutosh Gowariker first offered Lagaan to Aamir, who initially didn’t want to produce the film. He then went to SRK, who wasn’t too keen either. Ashutosh then convinced Aamir and the rest, as they say, is history. Lagaan remains the only Oscar nominated Hindi film in the last 2 decades.
  • 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.
  • Munnabhai MBBS – 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?
  • Rang De Basanti – The classic Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra film was also first offered to Shahrukh, who wasn’t keen on doing the film.
  • 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.
  • Robot – Tamil director Shankhar wanted Shahrukh for Robot, a film which Rajinikanth eventually did in Tamil. Enthiran also created history grossing around 375 crores worldwide!

Some other not-so-huge films that SRK rejected are Sajid Khan’s Heyy Babyy and Mani Ratnam’s Raavan.

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106 Comments

  • East or West (SRK is Best)…. No more comment for the Real king of B’Town!!! Salute the King of Entertainment!!!

  • I really dont know why people are behind SRK to tell that he should retire from bollywood, I think Everybody knows that if he continues he will create more Box office records than others…

    SRK is the only actor who has won 8 film fare Best actor award Along with Dilipkumar Sahab.

    He has established himself as a superstar and his family was not having any connections with the films.

    I really dont Know Why some people disrespect Such icons When they are accepted worldwide..Some people disrespect sachin tendulkar,Rajnikanth and some many other icons.

    Feel proud that they are Indians and they have taken our country to next level in Sports and Entertainment.

  • I read all the comments of people. I am happy that people realize SRK is the King of Bollywood and Best actor of Indian Cinema. I saw all the neagative comments and unnecessary comments. All are like agains the SRK. This is good for the Actor. It does not mean that SRK’S popularity is declining. It means that no body is near to the SRK as far as Popularity is concerned. No Body was against about any actor. It means SRK is the only King of Bollywood.

    SRK does not need comments his record is awesom. He is like moon in the Sky and other all are stars. Please, think twice and keep your hand on ur heart and then write SRK. How You feel…..

    GOD BLESS YOU….AFTER ALL…..MOON IS MOON ….SRK IS SPECIAL MOON IN THE SKY…

    Enaam

  • I think SRK has created all of those actors or superstars(!). If SRK did all of these movies, We got a very popular good acting movies. He is the best actor above all others. You all people just respect him. He is the best actor….

  • He select movie according to his personality, in which he feel contented .. he have his own style charm .. Even other stars rejected Darr,Baazigar,Dilwale Dulhaniya Le jayenge but he done them .. instead of all these movies [Robot,3Idiot etc] he have done much admirable roles in RNBDJ,Don,Veer-Zaara,OSO,Dil tu Pagal hai,Mohabbatein and never ending list … he will rule bollywood for next 15 years too because still their is no actor who could compete him.. people says that newcomer like ranbir,shahid will be future stars but no because they are not self made personality they got famous cox of their families … even if they are liked in India no one Know they in overseas cox they aren’t so good actors… I am from Middle East If people say that we are from India then Arab people reply Oh the place where Shah Rukh live .. ?
    that enuff

  • are jis ne 2-3 hi hit movie di hai uska mukabla aap us se kar rahe ho jo 15 – 16 saal se lagatar hit movies deta a raha hai. yeh achi baat nai hai. chahe koi kuch v kahta rahe lakin SRK he hamesha kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiggggggggg khan rahega……………………..lol.( samje salman ke bache)

  • If he did these movies,definetly,he would be a undisputed king of indian cinema.He is the no.1 performer for these movies.

  • Srk is the biggest superstar of bollywood……

    If u search on google:-most famous star on earth……What u see…… You see that Its not hollywood,not tollywood, its bollywood actor…..Its Indian Its Srk.
    Also he is the most richest actor in world…
    DDLJ=All salman & Amir movies

  • Aa rhi h chennai express……Sab ki Faadne…;-)))))

    Srk apne baap k dam pe nhi aaya bollywood mein…….Lekin ab puri bollywood industry ka baap h.

    POWER OF MEGASTAR SHAHRUKH KHAN

  • srk didn,t do these movies because he have some date problems or something else but for 3idiots rang di basanti kaho na pyare hain he reject these movies because of cheep kissing scenes and all other movies which are rejected by srk have kissing scenes even srk have better acting skills than if srk take these movies aamir will be super flop even if srk take these movies srk will do it even better remmember swades darr chak di india mnik and a lot more who knows srk didn,t do these kind of movies if he have done these all movies will be even more iconic

  • Srk is the best only in baazigar & Darr movies acting wise # remains pure luck ..he did’nt do different roles ( no guts) like d list he rejected .thank GOD if he did these movies all producers Wii suicide bcoz @ great flops

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