Anushka Sharma has made a name for herself in the Bollywood industry with her acting skills and her work as a producer.
Anushka Sharma often shares the story of her selection in the movie ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan.
However, there are many blockbuster movies that Anushka turned down due to creative differences or busy schedules.
Here, we have created a list of 7 big movies that were offered to Anushka Sharma but she decided not to be part of the movies.
Anushka Sharma impressed everyone with her performance in the movie ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’.
For your information, Anushka was selected for the role because casting directors thought her face and looks are very simple.
Later, she did something completely different in the movie Badmash Company. After being part of a few successful movies, Anushka became choosy with the scripts.
She turned down the role of Ananya Swaminathan in movie 2 states because she didn’t connect with the character and script.
Later, Alia Bhatt gave a career-defining performance by playing the female lead in the movie.
The movie was the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel 2 States and it became a blockbuster hit.
Ranbir and Deepika are some of the most loved on-screen pairs but Ranbir has the same on-screen chemistry with Anushka Sharma as well.
Ranbir and Anushka featured together in movies like Bombay Velvet, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Imtiaz Ali revealed that he wanted to cast Anushka Sharma for the role of Tara opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Tamasha.
The role of iconic Taara was played by Deepika Padukone. While the movie got mixed reviews from fans as well as critics.
It is considered one of the best Bollywood movies that came under the classified coming of age genre.
Later, Imtiaz Ali cast Anushka Sharma in the movie Jab Harry Met Sejal.
Ki & Ka
Anushka Sharma was also offered the path-breaking thought-provoking romantic comedy movie Ki & Ka opposite Arjun Kapoor.
In one of the interviews of writer-director R. Balki stated that he wrote the script with Kareena Kapoor in mind.
However, he was not sure whether Kareena would agree to be part of the film or not.
He approached Anushka Sharma with the script but the actress turned down the offer as she was very busy with her shooting schedule.
Later, R. Balki approached Kareena Kapoor and she signed the project. The movie got rave reviews from fans and critics as well for being original and path-breaking.
Baar Baar Dekho
Dil Dhadakne Do got good reviews from fans for its newness and presentation.
However, Anushka Sharma turned down to work with Farhan Akhtar again when she was offered to be part of the romantic sci-fi movie Baar Baar Dekho.
The movie Baar Baar Dekho received mixed reviews from fans and critics.
While Katrina did a fabulous job with her character and the provided written material, it would be a different movie if Anushka played the female lead in the movie opposite Siddharth Malhotra.
There is a whole lot of story if we talk about Anushka Sharma’s casting as Jaggu in the Aamir Khan starrer PK.
Little do you know that Anushka has also auditioned for the role of the female lead in the movie Munna Bhai MBBS.
She wasn’t selected, but her face was used in the second part of the Munnabhai series. Finally, she got the call from Raju Hirani to be part of the movie PK.
There was some misunderstanding but it was sorted and she played the character of Jaggu in the movie.
Later, Anushka also played an important character in the movie Sanju which was based on the life of Sanjay Dutt.
While the actress was considered new in Bollywood, she got many offers to be part of Tamil and Telugu movies.
However, the actress was very focused on her career in the Bollywood industry and turned down the major roles in the South Indian film industry.
For instance, she turned down the movie Aagadu opposite Mahesh Babu which was later offered to Tamannah Bhatiya.
She was also offered many movies opposite Allu Arjun and Junior NTR.
The actress became a producer and launched many fresh faces to the industry.
It can be said that the actress is not into nepotism at all. She introduced Neil Bhoopalam in the movie NH10, and Tripti Dhimri in the movie Bulbul. She was also the producer of the web series Pataal Lok.