It’s an era when every Indian actor is desperately waiting to do a role in a Hollywood movie. There were times when famous Bollywood stars turned down some famous Hollywood roles. Some of these stars now regret their choices while some still believe that they made the right decision and stand by it. Welcome to Humor Nation. Today we will be taking a look at famous Bollywood Stars and the Hollywood roles that they turned down.
So Let’s Take A Look At 10 Famous Bollywood Stars Who Turned Down Hollywood Films
1. Shah Rukh Khan In Slumdog Millionaire
Shah Rukh Khan was offered a chance to make his Hollywood debut with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, directed by Danny Boyle. King Khan was offered Anil Kapoor’s character in the film, but the actor didn’t find the character suited for his personality, and turned down the role. And here’s an interesting fact, in the Indian version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’, the anchor’s role was played by SRK.
2. Deepika Padukone In Fast & Furious 7
Deepika turned down such a big opportunity of bagging an international role when she said no to ‘Furious 7’. The actress was busy filming ‘Happy New Year’ when she was approached for Furious 7. It was her loyalty and commitment to Farah Khan that prompted her to decline the Furious 7 offer. Deepika Padukone made her Hollywood debut with XXX: Return of Xander Cage.
3. Akshay Kumar In Untitled Film With Dwayne Johnson
A big Hollywood studio wanted to produce a film with Dwayne Johnson as lead and an Asian face alongside him. They approached the Khiladi Kumar for the role. But Akshay Kumar maintained his stand of not doing any Hollywood movies. Akshay said no to the film and stuck to his Bollywood roots.
4. Aishwarya Bachchan In Troy & Hitch
One of the most beautiful women in the world, Aishwarya Rai said no to share screen with Brad Pitt in ‘Troy’. Wolfgang Peterson, the director of Troy offered the role of Briesis to Aishwarya. But the role demanded her getting intimate with Brad Pitt. Therefore the actress let go of the Hollywood Opportunity. It’s also the same reason why she turned down Will Smith’s Hitch.
5. Ronit Roy In Zero Dark Thirty
Ronit Roy is such an underrated actor, but his amazing performances in films like Udaan, he managed to attract the attention of not only the Indian directors, but also the Hollywood. The actor was offered a role in the Oscar Winning movie ‘Zero Dark Thirty’, but the actor had already started shooting for Student of the Year and it was his professionalism and commitment which made him to let the opportunity go.