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10 Bollywood Stars Who Were Earlier Rejected For Their Looks

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10 Bollywood Stars Who Were Earlier Rejected For Their Looks

Bollywood is a bucket full of talented actors but more than talent it’s the look which sells here. We all know there is a huge crowd of struggling actors in Mumbai who never make it to the silver screen.

But do you know, there are many Bollywood stars who were earlier rejected for the looks but still managed to emerge. The reason was their dedication and sheer hard work.

Here is a list of those stars who fulfilled their Bollywood dreams despite being rejected earlier for their looks.

1. Konkona Sen Sharma

Konkona Sen Sharma faced a lot of rejections for her dusky looks. But she didn’t take it seriously and continued to try. Her talent took her ahead and she emerged as one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood.

2. Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif was not accepted by Bollywood in her earlier days because her looks were “too foreign” according to producers. And then we know what happened.

3. Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood’s King Khan who is ruling the hearts of fans even in his 50’s also faced many rejections. He started his career from TV and had to face a lot of criticism in Bollywood for his chocolate boy looks. However, soon he became the King Of Romance.

4. Ranveer Singh


Ranveer Singh was told that he looks too North Indian. However, later he proved his mettle by showing his versatility.

5. Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn also faced a lot of rejections in Bollywood for his looks. Look at his filmography now.

6. Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma was told that she looks too plain for Bollywood. Now she is one of the Top Bollywood actresses and also a producer.

7. Amitabh Bachchan


Amitabh Bachchan faced rejection for being too tall. His voice was also a problem for producers. However, right now both of these factors are considered his plus point.

8. Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui has done great struggle to make his name in Bollywood. Earlier he used to get very small roles in films because of his unconventional looks.

9. Tabu

Tabu was considered tomboyish by Bollywood producers. She too made a great mark in the industry with her strong performances. Her looks were also loved by people.

10. Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan had to face several rejections in Bollywood for his looks. However, he emerged as one of the most loved Bollywood actors for his talent.

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