10 Blockbuster Movies Rejected By Shahrukh Khan

3 Idiots To Jodhaa Akbar, 10 Blockbuster Movies Shah Rukh Khan Rejected
3 Idiots To Jodhaa Akbar, 10 Blockbuster Movies Shah Rukh Khan Rejected

10 Blockbuster movies rejected by Shahrukh Khan: From 3 Idiots to Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, a look at some blockbuster movies Shahrukh Khan rejected.

Working with Shahrukh Khan is a dream of every director in Bollywood. From giving Blockbuster hits like DDLJ, Don, and recently Dilwale Shahrukh Khan has undoubtedly emerged as the King of Bollywood. But there are some blockbuster movies that were rejected by Shahrukh Khan and later on, these movies became the biggest hits in Bollywood history. Even SRK regrets turning down those movies. So without ado, let’s scroll through the blockbuster movies Shahrukh Khan rejected.

Movies rejected by Shahrukh Khan

Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000)

Directed by Rakesh Roshan, Shahrukh Khan was the first choice for the role of Rohit who was the protagonist. But later on, when SRK rejected this role Rakesh decided to launch his own son Hrithik Roshan for the lead role.

Kaho Na Pyaar Hai

Lagaan (2001)

Lagaan was initially offered to Aamir Khan but he rejected it because he didn’t want to produce the film. Later on, the role was passed on to SRK who was quite skeptical of the film’s success and therefore, rejected the role. Ashutosh Gowariker then convinced Aamir anyhow and Lagaan became the first film to be nominated in Oscars.Blockbuster Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected - Lagaan

Jodha Akbar (2008)

Even after the failure of Swadesh, Ashutosh Gowariker wanted SRK to play Akbar in Jodha Akbar. But SRK denied the role because he was not comfortable with the shooting locations and wanted to spend time with his family. Jodha Akbar was a success and highly acclaimed critically.

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Jodha Akbar

Munnabhai MBBS (2003)

Just Imagine Shahrukh playing this part? Both Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Rajkumar Hirani thought SRK suited well for the part. Then, the role of Zaheer was to be played by Sanjay Dutt but passed on to Jimmy Shergill.

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Rang De Basanti (2006)

Again Aamir Khan bagged the role which could have been Shahrukh’s. This was one of the classics of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Rang De Basanti

3 Idiots (2009)

3 idiots, which was the greatest grossing film in Indian cinemas, an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book Five Point Someone, fetching many awards was first offered to SRK by Rajkumar Hirani. SRK denied the role and it later went on to Aamir Khan.

Shahrukh Khan Box Office Report CardBlockbuster Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected - Rang De Basanti

Robot (2010)

Grossing around 375 crores worldwide, Tamil director Shankar opted SRK for this role but was later done by the Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth.

Blockbuster Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected - Robot

Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

Due to date issues, Shahrukh Khan was not able to play this super-spy but he regrets this decision as Ek the Tiger was a big hit grossing over 100 crores.

Blockbuster Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected - Ek Tha Tiger

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Shahrukh Khan rejected the role of Anil Kapoor in the movie and regrets turning it down. Slumdog was widely acclaimed and praised for its plot, soundtrack, and direction.

Blockbuster Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected - Slumdog Millionaire

Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Another Aamir Khan movie, which was initially offered to Shahrukh Khan. Later on, it was both produced and directed by Aamir Khan only and became a big hit at the Box Office.

Blockbuster Movies Shahrukh Khan Rejected - Taare Zameen Par

SRK, you should better be more careful about rejecting films in the future!!

Which of the films do you think would have been better with Shahrukh Khan in it? Tell us in the comments section below.

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  1. Wrong informationSRK never rejected Lagan,,,he was close with the director but SRK was new at that time with no star background ,,,due to production issues the director had to take Amir,,,
    SRK never regretted not doing slum dog millionaire ,,,he said Anil suited the role better,,,and SRK don’t want to play supporting character,,,,
    He rejected 3 idiots coz he was busy with another movie and that movie was dedicated to his childrens ,,,we all know how much SRk love his kids it’s admirable..
    I never heard SRK saying he regrets not doing ek tha tiger….
    SRK sure rejected many good movies but he had his reasons


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