Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is certainly one of the most beautiful and most talented actresses of Bollywood and what makes her fans a little confused is the fact that her beauty is increasing with age. In other words, time seems to have no effect on her elegance and on the contrary, she is ageing backwards. The former Miss World has impressed audiences with her acting and dancing skills in many movies and during her career, she has given many superhit and blockbuster flicks. However, there are many films which were rejected by Aishwarya and they went on to become big hits on the box-office.
Today we will let you know about some movies which Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rejected due to various reasons:
1. Raja Hindustani (1996)
Aishwarya Rai was offered the female lead role in Aamir Khan starrer “Raja Hindustani” but she was looking forward to participate in the Miss World pageant because of which she refused the role and later on, it went to Karisma Kapoor.
2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Karan Johar directed “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji in lead roles was one of the biggest hits of its time and the role which was played by Rani Mukerji was initially offered to Aishwarya but she declined it as she was busy with a Tamil movie “Jeans” at that time.
3. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai (2000)
Hrithik Roshan’s debut film which went on become a blockbuster and also won huge number of awards (92) was first offered to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan; nevertheless, she refused and eventually Ameesha Patel grabbed the opportunity and the rest is history.
4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
Aishwarya was first offered to play the female lead opposite Shah Rukh Khan but she rejected and then the role was offered to Kajol.
5. Munna Bhai MBBS (2003)
Rajkumar Hirani directed movie went on to become one of the biggest hits because of its unique storyline and Hirani wanted Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play the female lead opposite Sanjay Dutt. However, Aish chose to give it a miss due to Sanjay Dutt’s rough phase and the role then went to Gracy Singh.
6. Chalte Chalte (2003)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had shot some portion of Shah Rukh Khan starrer flick but she was replaced by Rani Mukerji after Salman Khan visited the sets of the film in a drunken state and created problems over there.
7. Troy (2004)
Aishwarya has worked in quite a few international projects and she was also offered a role opposite Brad Pitt in “Troy” but she refused due to hesitancy in doing intimate scenes and later on, Rose Byrne played that character.
8. Bluffmaster! (2005)
Rohan Sippy wanted Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to play the female lead opposite Abhishek Bachchan who played the role of a conman in the movie but Aishwarya refused and once again Priyanka Chopra grabbed the opportunity. The flick not only performed well on the box-office but was also praised by the critics.
9. Krrish (2006)
Aishwarya also rejected this Hrithik Roshan starrer superhero film and Priyanka Chopra was then roped in.
10. Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)
There is no denying the fact that Vidya Balan did a great job as Monjulika but very few people know that earlier this role was offered to Aishwarya and she rejected it.
11. Dostana (2008)
The movie was initially supposed to be made with Abhishek, Aishwarya and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles but the beauty queen moved out as she was not much interested in working with her hubby and also because the focus was more on two guys. Saif also walked out of the film and then Priyanka Chopra and John Abraham were signed by the makers.
12. Bajirao Mastani (2015)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali had Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan in his mind while working on the project of “Bajirao Mastani” after the huge success of 1999 released “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” but things didn’t work out at that time. Afterwards, Aishwarya refused to be a part of the film as she was not willing to work with Salman and it was then that the movie was made with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles.
Do you know about any more flicks rejected by Aishwarya Rai? Let us know.