Actresses Who Turned Down Roles Opposite the Khans

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Its not too often that you get offered a role by the Kings of Bollywood, and so it makes them even more interesting to hear about. Every time a Khan is denied by an actress, it’s a feather on their caps. While these may be rumours, they certainly aren’t without fire. Some of these actresses straight-up rejected the Khans in the most amazing way possible –

# Priyanka Chopra

Ghajini was the turning point in Aamir Khan’s career, as he prepared himself for months both physically and mentally. The movie was hyped beyond anyone’s expectations and it fired up some of the most ardent critics of the Khans. However, as the rumour mill goes, PC was the first one offered up the role. Literally, PC felt like she didn’t have enough of a role in it, and she decided to turn it down. No harm, no foul – and everything went on as planned. There were not hiccups in production, and Asin got the role next up. What happened to PC right after? Her career took off as well, making music and movies in the US for millions to enjoy. Guess which other movie she rejected? Robot *ing Rajnikant himself.

# Swara Bhaskar

She dared to say no to SRK when he approached her for an upcoming project. Swara’s best known for playing off-beat characters and her movies like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Tanu Weds Manu, Raanjhana and Nil Batey Sannatta were superhit films. She just wasn’t excited to play SRK’s mother (as we understand the situation). Swara wants to play younger roles and wants some meat in the movie before saying yes to anything that falls in her lap. The snub may have rubbed Anand L. Roy the wrong way though.

# Deepika Padukone

Deepika’s probably the only one to have rejected Salman Khan 5 times in a row. She just really doesn’t want to act in a typical masala-thriller film. In fact she was the first choice for Sultan, and she could have done an amazing job had it not been for some other more interesting films. Any regrets? Probably not. She’s been at the helm of many movies for the last decade now, and shes showing no signs of stopping any time soon.

# Kangana Ranaut

Kangana has rejected pretty much every Khan King that has approached her. Her strong comments and attitude towards films has made her a liability in many ways for the Kings. However, that didn’t stop SRK from trying, as he approached her many times for a role that was perfect for her. After she rejected it and decided to start off an off-beat career path, she became successful beyond anyone’s expectations.

# Amy Jackson

The Irish bombshell actually rejected Kick *ing Salman Khan, because she got a better offer from the South Film Industry. She was under contract with filmmaker Shankar, and the role eventually went to Jacqueline Fernandes. Safe to say, that Amy has a long career in Bollywood and everyone’s in love with her attitude and charisma.

# Parineeti Chopra

This one’s funny as well, because Parineeti rejected Kick as well. She didn’t want to act in a movie in which the character wasn’t strong enough, and to be honest she wouldn’t have suited the role as well. It’s a good thing that she continued to do great movies with other filmmakers as Salman and Parineeti wouldn’t have done a good job together.