Lost Gems: The Iconic Films that Could Have Added to Shah Rukh Khan’s Legacy
Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood, and his latest movie Pathan has been making waves all over the world, earning over a billion rupees worldwide. However, it is interesting to note that there have been several blockbuster movies that Shahrukh Khan had the opportunity to be a part of in recent years, but he turned them down. These movies are so popular that their hype is greater than that of Shahrukh’s Pathan at present. In this article, we will discuss the films that Shahrukh Khan rejected.
Shah Rukh Khan was offered blockbuster films
Shah Rukh Khan is a Bollywood superstar known for his incredible talent and charisma. Over the years, he has given several memorable performances and become one of the most successful actors in the Indian film industry. However, there have been several blockbuster films that were offered to him, but he turned them down, possibly missing out on the chance to take his stardom to even greater heights.
Munna Bhai MBBS
Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film “Munnabhai MBBS” was also offered to Shahrukh Khan, but he rejected it. It is said that the role of Zaheer was offered to Shahrukh, but he declined the offer. Later, the role was given to Sanjay Dutt, who ultimately ended up playing the titular role of Munnabhai.
Shahrukh Khan was actually offered the role that eventually went to Aamir Khan in Rajkumar Hirani’s film. However, Shahrukh Khan declined the offer, and the film went on to become a historic success at the box office. On the other hand, Shahrukh Khan is now set to appear in Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming film “Dunki”.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
Shah Rukh Khan was actually offered the lead role in the film “Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai” before Hrithik Roshan. However, Shahrukh Khan immediately turned down the offer. Subsequently, Rakesh Roshan decided to launch his son Hrithik Roshan in the film. “Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai” was released in the year 2000 and went on to become a huge blockbuster.
The film was not only a massive hit but also went on to win an Oscar. Interestingly, Shahrukh Khan was initially offered the role that eventually went to Anil Kapoor in the film. The makers had originally intended to cast Shah Rukh Khan for the role, but it didn’t work out, and Anil Kapoor was eventually signed for the part.
Shah Rukh Khan was also offered the lead role in Aamir Khan’s iconic film “Lagaan,” but he declined the offer. The makers of the film initially approached Aamir Khan, who also refused, and then the offer was given to Shah Rukh Khan. However, Shah Rukh Khan also turned down the offer, and the makers ultimately went back to Aamir Khan, who agreed to play the lead role. “Lagaan” went on to become a huge success and was even nominated for an Oscar.
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