7 Movies You Won’t Believe Hrithik Roshan Rejected!

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9BUNTY AUR BABLI

 
 

No one can forget the crime comedy movie ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ which hit the screens in the year 2005. It is a film which, apart from starring the then rumored couple of Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherji in the lead roles, featured the most popular song of the last decade – Kajra Re, picturised on Aishwarya Rai. The film is still remembered as much for the iconic song as for its sleek storyline and brilliant performances by Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukherji. The stupendous commercial as well as critical success of the movie helped Abhishek position himself as a bankable actor in the industry.

The audience loved the film and made it a blockbuster within no time. But many people don’t know that the shrewd and cunning character of Rakesh Trivedi, which was played by Abhishek Bachchan, first went to Hrithik Roshan. Yes, you read that right. Produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Shaad Ali, ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ was first offered to Hrithik Roshan. Yash Raj Films’ head honcho, Aditya Chopra, himself approached the actor to cast him in the movie, but Hrithik declined the offer. The reason behind him not accepting the film was that the actor felt that he would not be able to do justice to a character like Bunty. He then suggested Abhishek Bachchan’s name to the filmmaker. And rest, they say, is history. The film emerged one of the biggest blockbusters of 2005, sweeping many awards at various awards shows. We wonder if the film would have been the same had Hrithik been a part of it. But one thing is sure that Hrithik must have felt very bad for not being a part of such a wonderful and successful venture.

TRIVIA: Sushmita Sen was first considered for the iconic item number ‘Kajra Re’, which eventually went to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. . .

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10 COMMENTS

  1. i hate this post because it mostly mentioned figures of his rejected movies . Paise kamane wali movies ki kumi nahi he content ki kumi hai , specially the one which hrithik chose , i guess he chose only 2 good movies in his career till now which were content driven n took his acting to the next level , ie Guzaarish n Koi Mil Gaya. Rest were just ok .

  2. where are the actors who worked with aamir in RDB and DCH if hrithik would have done that he would be always playing second fiddle to hero like abhisheeth bachchan, it is his choice if he feels he does not want to play the character and want be able to do justice to it he does not do it.we have so many non actors like sidharth, fawaz, abhisheekh, tiger etc let them do these kinda films

  3. Anyways, he is all looks but no acting skills. The guy plays the same character in all the movies. you dont get to see any variation in his acting. Its like you are watching the same character in different movies.

  4. If I had not seen shahrukh in Swades, i would have never imagined him do a movie like that. He is not a good actor, a very good star-yes, but not an actor. But he did amazing job in Swades. I would have thought he might not be a fit choice for films like swades

  5. Every actor has his own style in performing in a movie, and he/she cannot play every role. Hrithik (like many actors) knows where he stands; therefore, he may nat have succeeded if he played the roles he rejected. Can you really imagine Hrithik in Swades????????

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  7. The last two shouldn’t be in this tired list anyway…… He wasn’t offered a role in Fast and Furious but he ride tried to get himself one but was rejected outright by the director. Regarding the adaptation of Hamlet, the movie never materialised, so there is no question of Hritik rejecting the film. Anyway, like someone has already pointed out, this man cannot act. He’s just the pretty boy, there is nothing noteworthy about his acting.

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