Shahrukh Khan is the King of Bollywood. Every filmmaker wants to work with this talented superstar at least once. Shahrukh has given some blockbuster hit films which has increased his fan following worldwide.
However, like many Bollywood actors, SRK too did some mistakes by turning down legendary roles. The King Khan of Bollywood might have given numerous hits till now in his acting career. However, we so wish he did not reject these films.
Did you know Shahrukh Khan was offered Kaho Na Pyaar Hai first? He was the first choice of Rakesh Roshan. Though Koyla flopped, nothing could stop Rakesh Roshan from considering SRK for his next release. Things did not work out so Rakesh decided to cast his son, Hrithik Roshan. This was the debut film of Hrithik which turned out to be a blockbuster. Hrithik became a superstar overnight. The movie also shot Hrithik's co-star Ameesha Patel to fame. Ameesha's role was first offered to Kareena Kapoor who also turned it down.
There are many other Bollywood films that have been rejected by Shahrukh Khan. Surprisingly most of the films SRK turned down became superhit. For example, Jodha Akbar was first offered to SRK. Ashutosh Gowariker, even after the failure of Swades with SRK wanted to cast him in his next film, Jodha Akbar. However, Hrithik acted in the film as it was turned down by Shahrukh.
Here is a list of hit films that were turned down by Shahrukh Khan.
Shahrukh Khan's Mistake: Superhit Roles He Rejected