Akshay Kumar has always been careful about choosing the right films and it is also said that he almost never says no to a director. But there have been a number of movies rejected by Akshay Kumar that later turned out to be game changers for other actors-
A super-hit thriller franchise of the director duo Abbas-Mastan, the role which was later played by Saif Ali Khan was offered to Akshay Kumar. But for some unknown reasons, he turned down the offer of playing a stylish rich man.
2. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Akshay was the first choice of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in the movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. The movie was one of the most successful films of Farhan Akhtar’s career but Akshay was not so happy with the script and thus refused to be a part of it.
We all know how Baazigar changed Shah Rukh Khan’s career but you will be surprised to know that it was initially offered to Akshay. After being rejected by Salman, the movie was offered to him but he was quite not ready to play a negative role at that time of his career. Even though he later did some negative roles in movies like Ajnabee and Aflatoon.
4. Character Dheela Hai Song
The hit song ‘Character Dheela Hai’ was initially supposed to be featured in Akshay’s film Khatta Meetha. But Akshay was not actually happy with the song and it finally came out as a part of Salman Khan’s film Ready.
5. Hollywood Movie
Being the super-hit action hero of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar was offered a role in a film that featured another big name associated with actions- Dwayne Johnson. But Akki has always maintained his stand against going into Hollywood. Thus, he declined the offer and had stuck to Bollywood until now.
What are your thoughts about these movies rejected by Akshay Kumar? Should he not have turned down any of these?