Rejection is a common word in the industry and almost every actor has faced rejection while auditioning for the role. Most of the rejection happens when you are not the appropriate choice to play the character.
For instance, Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal were rejected when they auditioned for the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
However, sometimes actors were replaced due to favoritism such as Taapsee was replaced by Ananya Pandey in the movie ‘Pati Patni Aur Woh’ because makers thought Ananya was a good addition in the movie.
Little you know that a few Bollywood actors were rejected initially for their looks and physical appearances.
Here, take a look at these Bollywood stars who were rejected for their looks.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkona Sen Sharma proved her acting ability whenever she got a chance.
Sadly, casting directors were never sure about casting her in the movie.
Many casting directors rejected or never considered Konkona Sen Sharma because of her gloomy looks.
Tabu is one of the best actresses in the industry who has played different types of roles in Bollywood movies.
She was constantly switching between commercial cinema and parallel cinema and gave good results in both types of films.
During her initial days in the Bollywood industry, casting directors used to reject her thinking that her appearance is more like a Tomboy and she cannot be a typical heroine in the Bollywood movies.
Most of the star kids have shown that they went through the fat to fit transformation to be an ideal hero or heroine in Bollywood.
Whether it is Arjun Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, or Varun Dhawan they all went through a transformation.
Talking about Arjun Kapoor, many directors have said to him that he has no chance to be an actor with his looks and physical appearance.
Irrfan Khan changed the game and definition of Heroes in Bollywood.
However, he has a fair share of the struggle of his own to get the roles in Bollywood movies during his initial days in the industry.
Late Irrfan Khan became a global celebrity and influenced many actors to be like him.
Shah Rukh Khan
The 90s was famous for action movies and Shah Rukh Khan also wanted to be an action star like Sunny Deol and Anil Kapoor.
He used to audition for action films and received many rejections for having chocolaty looks.
Later, he started doing romantic drama and became a star.
Ranveer Singh also faced many rejections because of his looks.
He used to be slim and casting directors won’t see him as a lead actor in any movies.
Later, he started working on his physique and became one of the most bankable actors in Bollywood.
The struggle story of Nawazuddin is an inspiration for many Bollywood actors.
For instance, he has been part of the industry since the 90s and got recognition with movies like Talaash and Gangs of Wasseypur series which was released in 2011-2012.
He faced rejection because of his looks.
Katrina Kaif has faced many rejections as casting directors were not sure about considering Katrina as typical actress for Bollywood. Surely, she would have no chance in the industry if she hadn’t got movies like Namaste Landon, Singh Is King and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya in which her character lives abroad.
Now she is a bankable actress in Bollywood.
It might come as a shock that casting directors have rejected Anushka Sharma for having very plain looks.
Well, this rumor got her the role in Aditya Chopra directed movie Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and she became a sensation overnight.
The star of the millennium has faced many rejects before the success of Janjeer.
Casting directors have 2 big reasons to reject Amitabh Bachchan, first is his height and second is his deep voice.
Now, people fall for the deep voice of Amitabh Bachchan.
Even though people love Black but not when we talk about skin. Surely, making a big in the film industry is very difficult for Dhanush.
However, he impressed everyone with his acting skills and became the superstar of the South Industry.
Before his song Kolaveri Di, he has been rejected for many roles.
Ajay Devgn is now a star in the Bollywood industry and fans wait for his movie releases.
When Ajay Devgn was a fresh face in the industry he faced several rejections because of his looks.