[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has established herself as one the most popular and high-profile celebrities in India. But at several point in her career she regretted decision of not taking up a role offered to her first.
Here we bring to you list of movies rejected by Aishwarya Rai :
Raja Hindustani was first offered to Aishwarya by director Dharmesh, but since she was not sure about the script and she had also participated in the Miss World pageant which she later won too. The role then went to Karisma Kapoor and it was one of the biggest hits of her career.
Rajkumar Hirani wanted to cast Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai in lead role. But due to shoulder injury Shah Rukh Khan backed out and Sanjay Dutt was cast as the hero. And that time Sanjay Dutt was going through a rough phase in his career so Aishwarya too opted out.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Aishwarya Rai was Karan Johar’s first choice for his mega blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. But due to Aishwarya’s packed schedule she rejected it and later the role went to Rani Mukerji.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has started working on his project Heroine, but Aishwarya Rai announced her pregnancy and quit the project. Then Kareena Kapoor has replaced Aishwarya Rai in the film.
Originally Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Saif Ali Khan were said to play the lead roles. But due to busy schedule Aishwarya rejected the role and movie was about the two male leads, Saif also dropped out.
Madhur Bhandarkar’s first choice to play the lead role in this movie was Aishwarya Rai but she rejected. And movie went onto frame Bipasha Basu’s career in film industry. She won lots of awards for her performance.
Aishwarya Rai was paired with Shahrukh Khan in Chalte Chalte but following differences between Aishwarya and Salman, Shah Rukh Khan replaced her with Rani Mukerji. Box Office India declared it as hit movie.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa, a super hit remake of a south Indian movie was first offered to Aishwarya but she turned down the offer. And then finally Vidya Balan played the role and was loved and appreciated by the audiences for her dance and haunted look.
Saif Ali Khan and Aishwarya Rai were cast in the lead role, when Saif was replaced by Varun Dhawan, Aishwarya backed out from the movie, she did not want to be paired opposite a younger hero.
Kareena Kapoor’s role in Asoka as Kaurwaki was appreciated by the audiences. This role was turned down by Aishwarya and Kareena got a chance to romance with King Khan of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan.