Despite advancing in all aspects across the globe, our mentality at times rears its ugliest apparitions above all and tends to say that humanity is still stuck in the caves of the dark ages. One of the most prominent spots where these kinds of regressive behaviors are still accepted is the glittering B-town.
In fact even a few days back, Rajkumar Rao broke into an argument with Farah Khan who wanted to silence him with examples of how looks must be, irrespective of the fact that her ratiocinations were bereft of any sound logic while Rao continued dishing one example after the other, underlining the validity of his point which left Farah frowning intensely.
In this story, we will learn about a few actors who were rejected in the first place despite being illustrious celebrities in the modern B-town canon.
- Katrina Kaif
It is quite incredulous that Katrina Kaif who is now being deemed as the face of being gorgeous was once turned down in the Bollywood industry because f her foreigner-esque looks. Not only does it sound weird but of course the B-town only casts foreigners as either villainous sidekicks or those lovely dancing ladies along the shore.
Govinda was rejected a place in movies because according to a few directors, he looked funny. Let’s just say that the directors most likely do not exist anymore or probably they were not introduced to a genre called comedy.
- Shah Rukh Khan
The man who supersedes anyone in the industry now was once a part of TV serials and commercials and never drew many plaudits for looking average. Despite those rejections, he kept his hopes high and fought until the entire town of glamour bowed to him.
- Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan was one of the best actors to have graced Bollywood. In fact, he was also making a good deal of progress in Hollywood with limited roles. Unfortunately, he passed away too soon, leaving behind a void of unfathomable stature. Initially, he was turned down on multiple occasions, because heroes like him didn’t look good enough to swing their waists on the shiny shores of some foreign land. Acting obviously came later.
- Anushka Sharma
The diva of Bollywood, Anushka Sharma was once rejected because she looked plain and never really fitted the conventional thoughts of the directors who were pursuing distinctions.
- Nawazuddin Siddiqui
The man, who has now turned into a household name with his iconic hits, was once sidelined because he was dark in colour, and his looks were more or less like the roadside Romeos trying to impress a star in another galaxy.
- Konkona Sen Sharma
One of the most talented actresses of Bollywood, who belted out countless hits that were critically acclaimed, Konkona was rejected in multiple shots because of her dusky look. You will have to shine brighter than a diamond to convince those regressive mindsets reeking of shaming someone.
- Ranveer Singh
Sadly Ranveer was also snubbed because of his North Indian look. However, he turned this rejection into something massive and is now one of the most talented actors of Bollywood.
- Ajay Devgn
The current look sported by Ajay Devgn is a new addition to his long-line of face changes that he has gone through. However, he was initially snubbed for being dark-skinned in spite of being a good actor.
- Arjun Kapoor
The man who is now one of Bollywood’s leading heartthrobs was once turned down for being overweight.
- Amitabh Bachchan
The shahenshah of Bollywood was once rejected because of being tall and because of a voice that was way too hoarse. However, these are the exact same features that gave him a breakthrough in the industry.
Rejected for her tom-boy looks, Tabu turned the tide around with some impeccable acting and she was then sought for roles that were tough beyond imagination.
For being swarthy and possessing average looks, Dhanush was initially snubbed by the B-Town. However, the man made a tremendous comeback with a multi-talented spectrum.