10 Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected that would’ve made him the richest actor...

10 Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected that would’ve made him the richest actor in the world

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Shahrukh Khan completed 23 glorious years in Bollywood with many critically acclaimed blockbusters and numerous awards under his belly. Since his Debut in 1992 with Deewana, the superstar has only moved forward without looking back at all. However, there are moments when some of his decisions in choosing the films has made him regret hugely as the films he rejected turned out to be one of the biggest blockbuster of all times. Here is a list of 10 movies that he rejected and later regretted.

1. Lagaan: Many people wouldn’t know that but Ashutosh’s first choice for India’s Oscar nominated movie was Shahrukh Khan, not Aamir Khan. However, due to funding issues, the project slipped out of SRK’s hand.

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2. Munnabhai MBBS: Another widely acclaimed movie that starred Sanjay Dutt in the pivotal role of a gangster who becomes a Doctor was first offered to Shahrukh Khan but rejected due to back problem. Although it may be hard to imagine anyone else other than Sanjay Dutt in the film, we do wonder how SRK would have acted in the film.

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3. Rang De Basanti: Another Aamir Khan’s movie directed by Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra based on the epic story of Indian freedom fighters portrayed by some college students was simply an outstanding feeling for the eyes. However, this one as well was offered to SRK but couldn’t do it due to dating issues with his movie Don.

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4. Kaho Naa Pyar Hai: Hrithik Roshan’s debut movie which became the biggest blockbuster of the year 2000 wasn’t supposed to star the new actor. It was written for SRK by Rakesh Roshan with whom he previously worked in many movies. However, SRK turned down the offer as he felt the movie required a new face. Well surely it did.

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5. Slumdog Millionaire: Danny Boyle’s dream project about India was the biggest movie of the year that eventually won 8 Oscars. The role played by Anil Kapoor as the host of the game was first offered to Amitabh Bachchan, then SRK, but both rejected as the character was negative.

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6. Heyy Babyy: A superhit comedy movie that starred Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Fardeen Khan was a hilarious ride where the role of Akshay Kumar was first offered to SRK. However he turned the role down as he was busy shooting for Chak De India.

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7. 3 Idiots: Considered as the landmark in Indian Cinema starring Aamir Khan in a lead role, this Rajkumar Hirani directed movie showcased the life of engineers like none has ever showed. With complete laugh and nostalgic moments, the movie has recorded huge box office collection worldwide with immense critical acclaim.

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8. Robot: Rajnikanth Starrer epic science fiction movie that contains brilliant graphics and outstanding storyline is a landmark movie for Indian cinema. But very few people know that SRK was the first choice of the director but later chosen the South Indian Actor for the lead.

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9. Jodha Akbar: Another of Ashutosh’s period drama that revolves around the life of King Akbar and his wife Jodha was first offered to Shahrukh Khan. But the script and storyline didn’t impressed the actor making him turn down the role. Later, Hrithik Roshan who portrayed the role of King Akbar won filmfare award for best actor.

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10. Ek Tha Tiger: Kabir Khan’s spy thriller starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif grossed over 100 Crore in domestic market. However, the director’s first choice wasn’t Salman as he wanted SRK for the role of superspy. The actor seems to reject the movie due to dating issues with his production movie Chennai Express.ek-tha-tiger