It is a universal fact that Hollywood is the most prominent and sought after industry in the entire planet. It is no secret that Bollywood stars are in search of every opportunity to be a part of the Hollywood industry. However, there are also a few Bollywood superstars who have denied the offer to be in Hollywood movies, which later went onto become big blockbusters. Here is a list of a few of them:
Govinda made it to the limelight when he put forth a controversial statement saying that he allegedly rejected a role in Avatar, one of the biggest Hollywood blockbuster. Not only that, Govinda also alleged turned down Hindi superhits like Taal, Gadar and Devdas.
2. Late Irfan Khan
Late Irfan Khan had one of the most profound Hollywood careers among the Bollywood stars. Even though he did films like The Amazing Spiderman, Jurassic Park and Inferno, late Irfan turned down the offer of playing the lead role in Interstellar, an Oscar nominated film.
3. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone was offered to play a major role in the hittest sequel series of Furious 7. However, the film was turned down by her since she was engaged with the shooting of Happy New Year, a film by Farah Khan.
4. Naseeruddin Shah
The veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah too had an eventful career in the Hollywood industry. However, what’s surprising is that he was offered the role of Professor Albus Dumbledore in the famous series of Harry Potter. However, he denied to play the part due to some personal issue going on in his life
5. Shah Rukh Khan
The ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood once got an opportunity to make himself a part of the Hollywood industry. With his fame spread wide, he was offered the role of Prem Kumar, a game show host in Danny Boyle’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire. However, he rejected the offer and later on, the same role was done by Anil Kapoor.
6. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is someone who’s beauty is smitten people coming from all around the world. Back in 2004, she was offered the role of Briseis, opposite of Brad Pitt in the film Troy. However, she turned down the role because she wasn’t comfortable with the hot and heavy intimate scenes the characters shared in the film.
7. Ronit Roy
Surprisingly, Ronit Roy is know to rejet a role offered to him in the film Zero Dark Thirty, which went onto get nominated for several Oscars. The actor turned down the role for the Bollywood film ‘Student Of The Year’ that marked the debut of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra.