Deepika Padukone may have risen to the top with a number of successful films in her kitty but the actress also ended up losing a bunch of opportunities where she could have been part of some super-hit movies as well.
For once, the actress has come across several instances when she
was offered movies opposite Salman Khan, but it never matured into a
good deal and the actress ended up rejecting the chance to act
Not many know this but she was meant to debut in Bollywood
opposite Salman Khan and not opposite Shahrukh
Khan in Om Shanti Om. She told a leading website why
she ended up rejecting the chance to debut with Salman, "I wasn't
ready. I was too young and unclear about which profession to choose
at that time. A lot of people thought I was foolish to let it go,
but I guess it was destined. But I am glad that I didn't do the
film, because I know I wouldn't have done justice to it and our
Recently she even gave an interview to a magazine saying Salman
and she are like star-crossed lovers. Elaborating more on it,
Deepika said, "We are not star-crossed lovers, I meant we are like
star-crossed lovers. I always use this line because I always feel
that from years people keep offering us films together but for
whatever reason it never happens. In reference to that I meant we
are star-crossed lovers."
It has not been a total loss for the actress, there have been
times when she ended up bagging films like Ram-Leela and
Chennai Express which were
rejected by Kareena Kapoor. This has always been the case in
Bollywood, one film gets offered to an actor, if it doesn't work
out then he/she gets replaced.
Now, let's take a look at 8 hit movie roles that Deepika
Padukone ended up rejecting...
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Deepika Padukone was apparently approached by Rajshri films to
act in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo opposite Salman Khan but due to her
already packed schedule with films, she had to rejected the film
which landed in Sonam Kapoor's lap.
Shuddhi was supposed to see Deepika and Salman pair for the
first time in a Karan Johar production but Deepika opted out and
chose Bajirao Mastani with Ranveer Singh instead.
2017 release, Sultan was also rejected by Deepika, yet another
movie with Salman Khan in the lead role. Looks the damsel is more
than happy with the SRK camp and so is not opting to work with
Deepika Padukone who is doing Tamasha with Ranbir Kapoor
rejected Roy with the same actor. The role later went to Jacqueline
Fernandez, even Arjun Rampal is part of the ensemble cast of
Deepika Padukone was apparently offered the lead role in Dhoom 3
which later went to Katrina Kaif. Guess the actress doesn't regret
this choice for there was hardly any scope for the leading lady in
Jab Tak Hain Jaan
Deepika even rejected the role in Jab Tak Hain Jaan which later
went to Katrina Kaif. May be the presence of Anushka Sharma, her
current beau's ex may have been a strong reason for backing
Fast And Furious
Rarely an opportunity comes by, when an actress in Bollywood
gets an offer to star in a Hollywood film. Deepika was one of the
blessed people who got offered a role in Fast and Furious, but the
actress rejected the role in the movie citing date issues.
Well, the actress was offered a lead role here but that of an
item number which later went to Nargis Fakhri. Deepika felt that it
would conflict with her item song in Happy New Year and so opted