Have you ever wondered about the early days of your favorite Bollywood actors, before they hit the big screen? Regardless of their eventual success, every actor has to go through auditions to secure a role in a film.
This collection presents audition videos featuring popular Bollywood actors before they achieved stardom.
1. Alia Bhatt
Alia Bhatt commenced her career with a significant project under Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Over time, she has showcased her talent in movies like Highway, 2 States, Dear Zindagi, Raazi, and Gully Boy, shaping a remarkable career. Her movie Gangubai Kathiawadi, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali made everyone wondered how versatile and beautiful she is and now let’s rewind to witness the starting point of Alia’s journey.
2. Ranveer Singh
Versatile actor Ranveer Singh made his debut with Band Baaja Baarat in 2010, paving the way for successes like Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Rocky aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani and Gully Boy. Before treating us with his latest projects, let’s delve into his audition video from Band Baaja Baaraat.
3. Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma, who marked her Bollywood debut with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, has since evolved into a multifaceted artist. Beyond acting, she runs her production company, Clean Slate Filmz. Interestingly, she had auditioned for a role in 3 Idiots, a fact revealed in an interview with Aamir Khan and Raju Hirani.
4. Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon entered Bollywood with Heropanti and earned the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. Before her breakthrough with Heropanti, she underwent another audition, offering a glimpse into the early days of her career. Her Movie Mimi went on to become one of the best movies in the Bollywood .
5. Jacqueline Fernandez
Before gracing the screen with hits alongside Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Saif Ali Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez auditioned after completing her acting course at Barry John Acting Studio.
6. Irrfan Khan
Renowned actor Irrfan Khan, known for his brilliance in films like Maqbool and Hindi Medium, had an audition for the movie Body of Lies, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russel Crowe. Despite his talent, the project did not materialize.
7. Gayatri Joshi in “Swades”
While Swades may not have been a box office hit, it became a cult film. Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker carefully selected each character, and in this section, we explore how the perfect cast was chosen.
8. Salman Khan
Before becoming the beloved Prem in Maine Pyaar Kiya, Salman Khan faced rejection in his first audition. Initially deemed too small for the role, it was the second audition that convinced director Sooraj Barjatya.
9. Ayushmann Khurrana
Known for choosing unconventional scripts, Ayushmann Khurrana faced challenges in his early days. Here’s a glimpse of his audition tape playing the character Vicky.
10. Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhota
Child artist turned adult actor Fatima Sana Shaikh contemplated an alternative career before auditioning for Dangal. Joining her was Sanya Malhotra, and together, they became the Dangal Girls – Geeta Phogat & Babita Phogat.