Check out this exclusive list of Movies Rejected by Anushka Sharma that you probably didn’t know about. Some are quite surprising.
Anushka Sharma is known to choose her scripts wisely and she likes to do meaty roles that are often women-centred. But there have been times when she has rejected scripts due to other reasons too. Here are some movies rejected by Anushka Sharma that you may not know about-
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone gave amazing performances in Tamasha and they undoubtedly make an amazing pair. But you will be surprised to know that Anushka Sharma was director Imtiaz Ali’s first choice as the leading lady. Some say that the role was not meaty enough for her while some claim that she did not want to repeat her unsuccessful pairing with Ranbir Kapoor immediately after Bombay Velvet.
Karan Johar wanted Anushka Sharma to play the lead in the adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel. But Anushka was not happy with the script and she turned it down. Alia Bhatt got lucky and landed up with the role opposite Arjun Kapoor.
Farhan Akhtar, who was one of the producers of Baar Baar Dekho, was in talks with Anushka Sharma for the leading role in the film. She was almost finalized for the role but then we heard that instead of Anushka, Katrina was being cast as the lead opposite Sidharth Malhotra. We are still quite unsure about what exactly happened here.
Anushka Sharma was offered the role that eventually went to Kareena Kapoor Khan. The director R. Balki was not too sure whether Kareena would accept such a role mainly due to some bold scenes so he went to Anushka instead. But Anushka was not ready to play a mother and thus the role went to Kareena’s lap.
Anushka is not only desirable in Bollywood but she has been offered roles in many South Indian films as well, one of them being Mahesh Babu’s Aagadu. But things did not actually work out as she asked for too much money and there were issues with dates too. She even rejected films offers opposite Allu Arjun and Junior NTR.
Special Mention: 3 Idiots
At the age of 19, Anushka Sharma auditioned for the female lead in Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots. The director Rajkumar Hirani was not happy with her screen test and passed on the role to Kareena Kapoor Khan.
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