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10 Best Movies That Were Rejected By Famous Stars Like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith and Vijay!

Dhanush's Anegan has hit the screens and has also attracted decent to positive review from fans and critics alike. With Dhanush's film well on its way to become a hit, we might want to spare a thought for Ilayathalapathy Vijay as one might wonder what Vijay is going through.

10 Best Movies That Were Rejected By Famous Stars!

As we all know, Anegan was first offered to none other than Vijay. But due to some unavoidable circumstances, he was not able to take up the project. Now that Anegan is most likely to be a hit, will that send a feel of regret into Vijay's head? Well the star actor might say otherwise, at the end of the day, a loss is a loss.

It is not the first time where an actor's loss has proved to be another actor's gain. So many movies in the past have gone on to become blockbuster hits after being rejected by a prominent actor. So how can a star actor make an error in judgement while selecting his script.

Well the answer to that is called human error. We are all humans and humans make mistakes. Though all actors do not reject a winning script citing issues in the script itself, some actors have done exactly that only to realize years later that the very old script they had rejected somehow had managed to impress the audience.

We have hand picked some of the best movies in Tamil that were appreciated by critics and movie lovers only after being rejected by famous actors including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Ajith, Vijay and many more.

Check out the slides below to know what were those famous movies that were rejected by famous stars:

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Rejected by Rajinikanth and Vijay - Shankar revealed that the script was initially written with Rajinikanth in the lead. When Rajinikanth refused to star in the movie Shankar then turned towards Vijay who too declined the offer.


Rejected by Ajith Kumar - The title role was initially offered to Ajith Kumar, who rejected the film citing that Bala had not fully developed the story and screenplay before narrating the terms to him. The role was then offered to Surya which subsequently helped him in his career.


Rejected by Simbu - Simbu walked out of the project in the last minute when Tamannaah who was earlier roped in to play the female lead was replaced by Karthika Nair. Jiiva was then presented with the opportunity which he accepted with open arms.


Rejected by Kamal Haasan - Shankar announced that his next project would feature Kamal Haasan and Preity Zinta and the film was titled Robot. Despite performing a photoshoot with Kamal and Preity, the project was shelved due to scheduling conflicts.

Kaaka Kaaka

Rejected by Ajith Kumar And Vikram - Gautham revealed that he was inspired to make the film after reading articles on how encounter specialists shoot gangsters and how their families get threatening calls in return, and initially approached Ajith Kumar and Vikram for the role without success.


Rejected by Ajith Kumar - The film was initially announced as Mirattal in March 2004 to be produced by NIC Arts and to feature Ajith Kumar and Asin in the lead roles. However the project fell through for reasons unknown and then was revived with Suriya in the lead.

Naan Kadavul

Rejected by Ajith Kumar - Ajith pulled himself out of the project after the film was shelved twice. Bala tried for the third time and finally managed to complete the project with Arya in the lead.


Rejected by Vijay - Dheena was AR Murugadoss's first movie. He first approached Vijay with the script which was rejected by him. The movie was then made with Ajith in the lead and went on to become a blockbuster hit.


Rejected by Ajith Kumar - Reports suggests that Ajith had rejected Saamy too. Vikram was finalized for the role and the movie went on to become a massive hit. The film was remade in Hindi as well.


Rejected by Ajith Kumar - SJ Surya had initially revealed that New would feature Ajith and Jyothika in the lead with Kareena Kapoor in a guest appearance. It is said that Ajith walked out of the project and then SJ Surya had to redo the entire casting.

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