Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has rejected films that have gone on to become blockbusters.
Chennai express: Kareena Kapoor had to star in Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express but she rejected it because of date issues. But when Rohit was approached before the film commenced, he said, “I have not really (approached Kareena Kapoor), she knows what I am making. I might do something else with Kareena.”
Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela: Possibly the biggest mistake of Kareena’s career was er decision to opt out of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo-Juliet. The actress credits her mood swings as the reason for not doing the film. Deepika sweeped the awards for her epic portrayal of Leela in the film. However, Kareena still maintains that she does not regret the fact that she had left the film. Ranveer Singh was paired opposite Deepika in this blockbuster.
Kaho Na Pyar Hai: The film which made Ameesha an overnight star was initially offered to Kareena Kapoor Khan. But after shooting for a couple of days, Kareena walked out of the film as she thought the film focused more on Hrithik than on the female lead. Ameesha Patel was then offered this role which she gladly accepted.
Kal Ho Na Ho: Kareena’s refusal turned things sour between her and KJo. The film was later offered to Preity Zinta, who still considers Kal Ho Na Ho as her best film ever. Karan Johar and Kareena bridged their differences on Karan’s chat show, Koffee With Karan.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: Kareena Kapoor was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first choice to play ‘Nandini’ opposite Salman. Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to work with her ever since the release of her first film, Refugee. The film later went to Aishwarya Rai who won acclaim for her portrayal of ‘Nandini’.
Fashion: We all know that Kareena was Madhur Bhandarkar’s second choice for Heroine but very few know that she was his first choice to play the lead role in Fashion. However, Kareena’s tight schedule did not permit her to take up this film. Madhur presented the idea to Priyanka and she immediately agreed to play the part.
Black : Had Kareena not decided against taking up the role of Michelle in this critically acclaimed movie, her trophy shelf would have been richer today by a minimum of six best actress awards.
Queen :- We kid you not. The movie that shot Kangna Ranaut to Filmfare fame this year originally had Kareena’s name written all over it. And well we’d like to let it be known that we aren’t particularly sad that it ultimately landed with Kangna.
Page 3 : I think I have said no to six movies because I don’t want to do anything that’s not great. I’d rather chill at home and read a book, or do something else. And that’s a policy that I will stick to. Let people say, do or write what they want to. “ Love the stand you take for yourself Bebo!