Shah Rukh Khan is the Baadshah of Bollywood, King of Romance, and a true gentleman who can host anything with his energetic presence and communication skills.
Most of the time it felt like he became the star because he picks most of the good scripts in the Bollywood industry.
Thinking of Bollywood without King Khan is not possible. He is one of the first names that comes to anyone’s mind when they are talking about Bollywood.
And as the title suggests, Shah Rukh Khan needs no introduction at all. He has been working in the industry for more than 25 years and has been part of many blockbuster hit films.
However, little you know that SRK has said no to many blockbuster films and he has reasons for all the decisions. Here we have created the list of 8 blockbuster movies that have been rejected by Shah Rukh Khan in his career.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai (2000)
Do you know that the first film of Hrithik Roshan was first offered to Shah Rukh Khan? Shah Rukh Khan was very busy with his work routine. He has no option but to say no to the film.
Later, Hrithik suggested his father to make the movie with a fresh face. Rakesh Roshan thought about it and said Hrithik to do audition for the lead role. The movie became a blockbuster. That year, Shah Rukh Khan appeared in two movies titled Josh and Mohabbatein.
The iconic character of Lagaan was first offered to Aamir but he rejected it saying the concept is bizarre and strange. The director Ashutosh Gowariker went to Shah Rukh Khan with his story but Shah Rukh also turned down the role.
Later, Aamir agreed to play the character of Bhuvan. The movie became a landmark film in Bollywood history and also nominated for the Oscars. The movie gave new heights to the career of the actor.
Munna Bhai (2003)
The role of Munna Bhai was first offered to Shah Rukh Khan and he turned down the role because of his ill health back then. SRK was the first choice of producer Vidu Vinod Chopra and Sanjay Dutt was supposed to play the small character which was played by Jimmy Shergil in the movie.
The movie turned out to be the biggest blockbuster of all time. It revived the acting career of Sanjay Dutt. The film has humor, a message, and a great ensemble cast.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Since all the 3 Khans of Bollywood is famous for their heroic image in the public, they also love to maintain that image. This is the reason that Shah Rukh Khan said no for the role of Air Force Pilot which was essayed by R. Madhavan in the movie.
It is rumored that he said no only because he doesn’t want to play the second lead in the movie.
Jodhaa Akbar (2008)
Shah Rukh has done Swades with director Ashutosh Gowariker. It is clear that Ashutosh wanted to work with SRK again in his period drama Jodhaa Akbar.
He approached Shah Rukh but Shah Rukh denied the role because of hectic shooting locations. The role went to Hrithik Roshan and the movie became a hit.
In an interview, Shah Rukh accepted that he refused the role of quiz master in the movie Slumdog Millionaire. He said he has hosted that show, and in the movie, the host cheated which he didn’t like.
This is the reason he turned down the project. Later, Anil Kapoor played the role of quiz master.
3 Idiots (2009)
Shah Rukh Khan started calling him 4th idiot for rejecting the Raju Hirani’s masterpiece. He has turned down the 3 idiots because of date issues. Well, the character of Rancho was supposed to be played by Shah Rukh Khan instead of Aamir Khan.
In 2009, Shah Rukh Khan featured in the cameo roles in two movies. First, it was Billu starring Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta, and the second was Luck By Chance.
Robot was also offered to Shah Rukh Khan and he left the movie because of creative differences with director Shankar over the script. Shah Rukh wanted some changed in the script but Shankar refused do make any changes in the script.
Moreover, Shah Rukh insisted to use Red Chillies VFX in the movie while Shankar wanted it from Hollywood’s Stan Winston studios.