Sridevi to Kareena Kapoor: 6 Bollywood actors who lost memorable roles because they charged too much
Sometimes Bollywood celebrities charge a lot more than what filmmakers can afford and sometimes are unreasonable and refuse to settle for less.
Yes, Bollywood stars hike their remuneration because of their popularity. Some are replaced with other actors in the film. Here is a list of few actors who denied iconic projects and memorable roles.
Initially, Bollywood movie Padmavat's iconic role Khilji was offered to Shahrukh Khan. According to reports, he expected remuneration of a whopping Rs 90 crore, because of which the role was offered to Ranveer Singh. The film became a blockbuster later.
The beautiful actress made her Bollywood debut with Salman Khan in the film Dabangg. After the success of the film, Sajid Nadiadwala offered her a lead role in Kick. However, due to her demand in remuneration, the role went to Jacqueline Fernandez.
The role of Naina which was played by Preity Zinta in Karan Johar's movie Kal Ho Na Ho, was first offered to Kareena Kapoor, but because of her high remuneration demand, Karan finalised on Preity Zinta.
One of the most gifted actors of Bollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was offered Akshay Kumar's role in the movie Jolly LLB 2. Reports suggested that the actor expected a fee of Rs 3.5 crore for the film. So, the film was offered to Akshay Kumar.
For the film Fanney Khaan initially, Rajkummar Rao's role was first offered to R Madhavan. Because the actor demanded a fee of Rs 1.5 crore, it was not possible to accommodate the actor for this small budget film. And you to know what happened later.
The late actress was the first choice for the role of Shivagami in the magnum opus film Bahubali. However, Sridevi demanded a whopping amount of Rs 6 crore as remuneration. Later, producers finalised Ramya Krishna for the film who charged Rs 2.5 crore for the role.