7 Blockbuster Movies of Bollywood That were Initially rejected by Shahrukh Khan

7 Blockbuster Movies of Bollywood That were Initially rejected by Shahrukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan needs no introduction. He is one of the biggest and most bankable stars in Bollywood. Working with SRK is a dream of every director in Bollywood. It is said that SRK only works with those he is friends with, but sometimes he is left with no choice but to reject some movies due to his busy schedule.

It might come as a surprise to a lot of fans that King Khan actually rejected certain movies which later turned out to be blockbusters. Have a look:

3 Idiots

Rajkumar Hirani’s adaption of Chetan Bhagat’s novel, ‘Five Point Someone’ became the biggest grosser of Indian cinema. But do you know, Shah Rukh Khan was the first choice for the main lead in the movie. But he rejected the movie and the role went to Aamir Khan.

Ek Tha Tiger

Kabir Khan want to feature SRK in the movie. But due to his busy schedule, SRK rejected the movie and the role later went to Salman Khan.

Jodhaa Akbar

Imagine SRK as the Emperor Akbar… This could’ve been possible only if SRK had not rejected the movie. King Khan wanted to spend time with his kids during vacation and the set location was far away, so he ended up rejecting the movie.

Kaho Naa….Pyaar Hai

The movie which marked the debut of Hrithik Roshan was initially rejected by SRK. Rakesh Roshan’s first choice for the movie was SRK, who rejected it for reason unknown. Later he decided to cast Hrithik Roshan in the movie.


The movie was first offered to Aamir Khan who rejected it. Later Ashutosh Gowarikar offered the movie to SRK, who also rejected it and recommended Aamir’s name. Later, Aamir agreed to work in the movie. And the rest is history!

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S

Can you imagine the movie without Sanjay Dutt? Initially, Sanjay’s role was offered to SRK who rejected it. According to reports, if SRK agreed to do the movie, then Sanjay Dutt could’ve played the role of Zaheer played by Jimmy Shergill.

Rang De Basanti

The record breaking movie was first offered to SRK, who doesn’t seem interested in doing it. Later, when SRK rejected the movie, it was offered to Aamir Khan.


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