- Post the success of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999, dircetor Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to recast Salman Khan and Aishwarya in his dream project Bajirao Mastani in the title roles
- Veer Zaara is another classic hit film that Aishwarya Rai refused, and Rani Mukerji cashed in on.
However, it is sad to say this, but Aishwarya has taken some no so perfect decisions in her life and has rejected some worthy movies in Bollywood that went onto becoming super-hit.
The film she will regret rejecting the most would be Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Heroine, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Munnabhai MBBS; but due ti various reasons, these projects could not take off back then.
Check out the long list of Bollywood movies that Aishwarya Rai rejected...
Bhool Bhulaiyaa, a super hit remake of a south Indian movie Manichitrathazhu was first offered to Aishwarya Rai but she rejected the haunted role which landed in Vidya Balan's lap.
She rejected Kuch Kuch Hota Hai due to her packed schedule, she was shooting for Jeans at the time and therefore rejected this. (Later played by Rani Mukerji)
Formerly, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Saif were said to play the lead roles, Aishwarya rejected it due to a busy schedule and Priyanka Chopra took up the role. The fact that the movie was about the two male leads, later even Saif dropped out.
Heroine was announced at the Cannes Film Festival, but her unexpected pregnancy made her quit the movie during production stages. Later the role was played by Kareena Kapoor.
When Bollywood actor Salman Khan dropped in on the sets of Chalte Chalte and had a huge argument with Aishwarya, not being able to cope with the ruckus, Shah Rukh Khan replaced Aishwarya with Rani.
Raja Hindustani's director Dharmesh's first choice for the lead role was Aishwarya Rai, but the actress who already had bagged four movies by this point chose to give it all up and participate in the Miss World pageant. Later, Karishma Kapoor was seen doing the same role.
Veer Zaara is another classic hit film that Aishwarya Rai refused, and Rani Mukerji cashed in on.
Munnabhai MBBS's initial lead cast was Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, but due to shoulder injury Khan backed out and Sanjay Dutt was cast as the protagonist, owing to Sanjay's low career phase back then, Aishwarya too opted out.
Corporate was another Madhur Bhandarkar movie Aishwarya Rai rejected, this film went onto frame Bipasha Basu's career in Bollywood.
Post the success of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999, dircetor Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to recast Salman Khan and Aishwarya in his dream project Bajirao Mastani in the title roles. But, due to various reason, this project could not take off back then and in 2015, Bhansali finally released the movie with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone as the stars of this commercial and critical success.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:36 PM IST