The most important aspect of a movie is its casting. Many actors are approached, while some of them rejects the role and some signs the movie. The shooting starts. And now comes the worst part. The lead actor/actress opt out of the movie. Whether they opt out due to date issues or commitment to some other project.
Well, whatever the reason is sometimes its for the good only. Let’s check out some of the names who started shooting for a movie and then left midway.
1- Kareena Kapoor – Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
This blockbuster movie could be Kareena’s debut movie only if she had not walked out of it. Bebo started the shooting for the movie, but for reason unknown she walked out of the movie midway. Later she made her debut with ‘Refugee’ alongside Abhishek Bachchan.
2- Sushant Singh Rajput – Half Girlfriend
Just imagine Sushant as Madhav Jha. I think he could do better justice to the role than Arjun Kapoor. Well, FYI this could have had happened only if Sushant was not committed to shoot ‘Raabta’. He already signed Half Girlfriend but due to commitment issues he had to drop out of it.
3- Aishwarya Rai – Chalte Chalte
Everyone is well aware of this one. Aishwarya was the first choice for the movie, she even started shooting for the movie. But due to Salman’s frequent visits on the set and showing aggression, Aishwarya was dropped out of the movie and the role went to Rani Mukherji.
4- Kareena Kapoor – Ram Leela
Imagine Kareena dancing on Nagade Sang Dhol Baje?
Kareena could’ve done well as Leela but she gave only 100 days for the shoot and the team wanted more. She couldn’t give more dates so she opted out of the movie. And the role finally went to Deepika.
5- Ranbir Kapoor – Jodha Akbar
Can you imagine anyone else as Emperor Akbar in Jodha Akbar other than Hrithik Roshan? And specifically Ranbir Kapoor. Once in an interview Ranbir told that he opted out of Jodha Akbar. I wonder how he’d look if he played Akbar???
6- Alia Bhatt in Raabta
Alia could’ve romanced Sushant in Raabta only if she had not given her dates to KJO’s Shuddhi (which was impeded later). Due to dates issue she opted out of the movie.
7- Tara Sutaria – Kabir Singh
Kabir Singh was the second highest grossing movie of 2019. Kiara who played Preeti in the movie, was not the original choice to play the role. The role was offered to Tara Sutaria but she thought that the role was masked by the protagonist’s role. So she decided to work in Marjaavan instead of Kabir Singh.