‘One man’s loss is another man’s gain.’
Whoever said this knew exactly what it meant. The saying goes very well for the many films that were initially offered to Salman Khan but ended up making some else a bigger star. Here’s a list of 6 movies rejected by Salman Khan that went on to become blockbusters at Box Office.
Baazigar was Shahrukh Khan‘s breakthrough role that launched him into the league of Bollywood Stars. But you may be surprised to know that the role was initially offered to Salman Khan. Apparently, Salman was the first choice of the director Abbas-Mastan but he rejected the part. The negative role earned SRK a Filmfare Award for Best Actor!
2. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
The most iconic romantic movie of Bollywood Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge is another movie that Salman refused for some unknown reasons. Had he known that DDLJ will go on to complete 1000 weeks, he would have thought twice!
Can’t you totally imagine Salman Khan as Max Dias in Josh? Apparently, the director also thought so but Salman refused to be a part of the film. Some say that it was due to date issues, but there are some who believe that Salman could never bear to play Aishwarya Rai‘s brother!
4. Kal Ho Na Ho
Salman was also offered the role of Aman (later played by Saif Ali Khan) in Kal Ho Na Ho. Perhaps the thought of being just a supporting actor to Shah Rukh Khan didn’t go so well with him.
5. Chak De! India
Another one of Shah Rukh Khan’s much-acclaimed role as the coach of the Indian Women Hockey Team was first offered to Salman. Sadly, he rejected the role due to a busy schedule.
Now this role was definitely made for Salman Khan in all senses. Though Aamir Khan did a superb job, Salman could have also pulled off the role well. In fact, Aamir himself recommended Salman’s name after reading the script. But the role ultimately fell into Aamir’s lap.
Don’t you think all these movies have been a lot different if Salman Khan was the lead? Which role Salman Khan shouldn’t have refused? Leave your opinion below.