Mumbai is considered to be the “city of dreams” as people from all around the nation come to get a slice of Bollywood and fulfill their dreams to become an actor, director, model or something else. Everyone tries their best, but only a few get selected and the rest have to face rejection.
Whenever we look at stars and their glamorous lifestyle, it is hard to imagine that their lives were ever anything apart from a bed of roses. However, almost in the case of every actor, things are pretty different. The way to Bollywood success usually goes through many twisty roads and rejections are a part of every star in Bollywood.
While it is impossible to imagine any other actors in these films apart from the ones who did them, it came at the cost of other popular actors being rejected. Here are actors who were rejected after auditioning for some of the most popular films.
The breakthrough actor of 2018, Vicky Kaushal has made the entire nation fall in love with him. From his first film Masaan to his latest film Uri: The Surgical Strike, the young actor has shown tremendous talent and versatility in all his roles. But has Vicky faced rejection early in his career when he was not selected for the role of Milkha Singh in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
The hit machine of Bollywood had auditioned for Dhobi Ghat and even Life of Pi, but he was rejected in both the cases.
Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan had auditioned for Fatima Sana Shaikh’s role in Thugs of Hindostan but was rejected by Aditya Chopra. Well, she dodged a bullet there.
Rajkummar Hirani rejected Anushka’s audition not once but twice. She had auditioned for both Munna Bhai MBBS and 3 Idiots but was rejected. They finally worked together in PK and Sanju.
Deepika Padukone failed the look-test for Majid Majidi’s Beyond The Clouds.
Akshay Kumar’s audition for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander was rejected and the role finally went to Aamir Khan.
Most people do not know that Alia actually auditioned for Ranbir’s Wake Up Sid. The Raazi actress auditioned for the role of younger Rani Mukherjee in the classic film Black but eventually, she was rejected for that role. It’s sad that little Alia couldn’t get a role in such an evergreen film.
She had revealed in an interview that she indeed auditioned for Lagaan but the role finally went to Gracy Singh.