These 12 Bollywood Stars Were Once Rejected For Their ‘Bad’ Looks


These 12 Bollywood Stars Were Once Rejected For Their ‘Bad’ Looks: Beauty or appearance plays an important role in the Bollywood industry. Many great actors get rejected for lacking physical attributes. It is always preferred that the actors are good looking. We have come up with a list of great actors who were not given roles as they were not good looking enough.

Amitabh Bachchan:


Legendary Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan struggled for 8 long years to get success in the film industry. Producers used to tell him that he is too tall to fir into the lead roles. He was so broken that he submerged into debt and bankrupt.



During the initial phases of his career, Govinda was also rejected for his boyish looks. However he didn’t give up and continued to do work industriously. He became a popular hero afterwards.

Shah Rukh Khan:

Initially SRK worked in television was he was told that he didn’t have ‘chocolate boy looks’ needed for lead roles. However it didn’t stop him and now he completed 25 years in the industry. He is known as ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’.

Ajay Devgan:

Ajay was also discriminated in the initial phase of his career for his looks. Directors told him he was not good looking enough.

Irrfan Khan:

The actor who is known for his ingenious acting and blockbuster movies at the box office, was told by the producers that his work does not deserve any pay.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui:

The brilliant actor struggled for years to get roles in movies. He was always told that he is not good enough for lead roles. Now he has worked alongside big names in the Bollywood and won the prestigious National Award.

Kaitrina Kaif:

Considered one of the most beautiful faces of the industry, Kaitrina was rejected in the initial phase of her career for being too foreign looking.

Ranveer Singh:

Despite being good looking, Ranveer faced discrimination towards him in his early days. He was rejected for his ‘north Indian’ look.

Konkona Sen Sharma:

Despite being a brilliant actress, Konkona Sen Sharma was rejected for being too dusky. However she continued doing unconventional roles and proved herself.

Arjun Kapoor:

Arjun was rejected from many Bollywood movies for being too fat in his early days.

Anushka Sharma:

Anushka has recently married the most popular and successful cricketer in the world. She has given many blockbuster films in the box office. However earlier she was rejected for being too plain looking.


Although he is one of the most multi-talented personality in film industry, he was earlier told by producers that is not good looking enough to become a hero. Now he is a producer, director, writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and a playback singer.

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