Hrithik Roshan has been very choosy when it comes to movies and he has missed in a number of movies. It is often said that one man’s loss is another man’s gain and this has actually happened with him. He has rejected a number of movies that went on to become super hits and some of them have even achieved cult status. Check out the list of movies rejected by Hrithik Roshan here-
1. Dil Chahta Hai
When Farhan Akhtar was writing the story of Dil Chahta Hai, he created Sidharth’s character by keeping Hrithik Roshan in mind. But Hrithik turned down the role and it was then offered to Abhishek Bachchan. He also rejected the movie and the role finally went into Aamir Khan’s kitty. This was when Farhan decided to exchange Aamir and Akshay Khanna’s roles with each other.
2. Rang De Basanti
Yes, Hrithik Roshan was offered a part in the epic movie Rang De Basanti. Reportedly, he wanted to play the role of DJ which was already taken up by Aamir Khan. This did not go down well with Hrithik and he decided to quit the movie entirely.
Ashutosh Gowariker approached Hrithik for the lead role in Swades. Hrithik was not too happy with the script and Ashutosh made changes a number of times. Every time he approached Hrithik with the fresh script, he would still reject it. That was when Gowariker decided to approach Shah Rukh Khan and he accepted it. We all know how many awards Shah Rukh Khan won thanks to this movie.
4. Main Hoon Na
Shah Rukh Khan gained a lot of critical acclaim for his role in Main Hoon Na and even Zayed Khan was able to earn some good reviews. But, Farah Khan initially approached Hrithik to play SRK’s younger brother’s role. Hrithik passed on the role for other roles that seemed much more meatier to him.
5. Bunty Aur Babli
After working with Yash Raj Films in Mujhse Dosti Karoge, Hrithik Roshan was also offered to play the role of Bunty in this movie. He was not happy with the former film’s performance at the box-office and he decided to not take that risk again. Abhishek Bachchan got the role and he even got nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor.