Alia Bhatt is one of the versatile actors of Hindi films. The bubbly actress impressed the movie buffs by her talented appearances within a very short time after starting her film career. From her debut film under Karan Johar’s directorial, ‘Student Of The Year’ to Abhishek Varman’s directorial ‘Kalank’, Alia Bhatt has given several highest-grossing films in the box office. Her movies have not only earned commercial success but have also been critically acclaimed.
In Alia’s career, she became very selective about her film choices. That is one of the reasons that the actress has been able to gain huge popularity for her acting in movies like Highway, 2 States, Udta Punjab, Dear Zindagi, Raazi and Gully Boy. Though her films Shandaar and Kalank could not make the mark to the audience like her other movies but Alia undoubtedly is one of the finest actors of the Bollywood industry.
Alia Bhatt’s acting skills and camera presence made her an exceptional talent of the film industry of her generation. Despite delivering several successful performances, the actress also denied her roles from many blockbuster films.
Here is the list of films which did well at the Box office but were rejected by Alia Bhatt.
#1 Sahoo: Alia Bhatt rejected the role of the lead actress in the film Sahoo
Prabhas’s movie Sahoo was released in 2019 and received mixed reactions from audience and critics. The opposite lead of the South actor Prabhas was played by the Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor in Sahoo.
The action film Sahoo’s female lead was initially offered to the actress Alia Bhatt. But she denied the offer due to less screen time of the character. After Alia’s rejection, the role was offered to Shraddha Kapoor and she finally appeared in Sahoo.
The movie Sahoo was commercially hit for the action sequences, dance numbers.
#2 Neerja: Before Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt was the first choice to play the title character of Neerja Bhanot in the film Neerja.
We all the success of Sonam Kapoor in the film Neerja based on a real-life based story of Neerja Bhanot’s. The biopic is about the bravery of a flight attendant who managed to rescue the passengers from the hijacked plane and sacrificed her life for the cause. Sonam Kapoor delivered a commendable performance on the lead character of the film as Neerja.
However, Neerja’s role was first offered to Alia Bhatt. Makers of the film also confirmed the fact that Sonam Kapoor was not their first choice to play the role of Neerja Bhanot. But Alia Bhatt could not make it for Neerja for her height.
One of the producers of the film Neerja was not assured about Alia in the lead role for her height. They thought to play an air-hostess in the film, Alia’s height is pretty short in comparison.
#3 Thugs Of Hindustan: the character Zarifa was offered to Alia Bhatt
Thugs Of Hindustan has one of a kind star cast in it including Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan in the film.
Alia Bhatt was offered the role of a female lead in the film Thugs Of Hindustan. But she rejected to play the role of Zarifa by realizing the fact that the female protagonist in the flick has nothing as such to do in it.
Later, the character of Zarifa was offered to one of the Dangal fame actress Fatima Sana Sheikh and she finally appeared for this role. Thugs Of Hindustan fail to make a mark in box office and audience also gave it a cold shoulder. The perfectionist Khan also apologized to the audience for such movie.
This movie will be remembered for the grand cast of Bollywood as Big B and Aamir Khan shared the screen space together in it.
#4 Golmaal Again: the ghost role of the movie was offered to Alia Bhatt
Golmaal is one of the successful franchises in comedy genre films of Bollywood. Golmaal Return was the fourth instalment of the Golmaal series which made huge box office success like its other series. Parineeti Chopra played the role of ghost character in Golmaal Return which was initially offered to Alia Bhatt.
Alia Bhatt back out from the movie before final cast announcement by the director Rohit Shetty due to date clashes.
Alia’s back out from Rohit Shetty’s film made several headlines back then. The tension finally resolved between Rohit Shetty and Alia with the help of Karan Johar. Hope Alia will be seen in Rohit Shetty’s movie in future.
#5 Raabta: The main lead in the film Raabta was offered to Alia Bhatt
Instead of Kriti Sanon, Alia Bhatt was supposed to play the lead character in the film Raabta. But Alia could not appear in the movie for her date schedule. According to the source, Alia gave her dates to Karan Johar for the film Shuddhi which was frozen for some other issues.
Though it would be nice to see Alia in the film like Raabta. Raabta was an action romance film and makers did a fabulous job in it.
The film Raabta released with the cast Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon and received a mixed response from the audience.
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