Actor Shahid Kapoor broke many records with his outstanding performance in "Haider" last year. The star won several awards, apart from appreciation from both viewers and critics.
After "Jab We Met", the actor's career graph did rise but soon went down. Was it his choice of movies or sheer bad luck that the films didn't do well at box office?
"Mausam", "Teri Meri Kahaani", "Phata Poster Nikla Hero", "R... Rajkumar" and many other films that didn't do well at the box office and badly affected his career. However, this year, after the huge success of "Haider", Kapoor will be seen in his upcoming film "Shaandaar" opposite Alia Bhatt.
There are some films that the actor rejected as well. Whether turning down those offers was a smart move or not, time has already revealed.
Here are few films that Kapoor rejected:
Director Siddharth Anand of "Bang Bang" first approached Shahid Kapoor for the film, but later finalised Hrithik Roshan. Apparently, Kapoor's "Haider" and "Bang Bang" were going to release on the same date. However, in this case, Kapoor knows he made the right decision.
Everybody appreciated the obsessed lover boy's role played by Dhanush in "Raanjhanaa." The film was first offered to Shahid but the "Kaminey" actor refused it. His rejection paved the way for Dhanush to enter Bollywood.
"Shudh Desi Romance"
Again, the kind-hearted Kapoor gave away the offer of "Shudh Desi Romance", which gave a huge break to Bollywood newcomer Sushant Singh Rajput in 2013.
"The Reluctant Fundamentalist"
Was it wise? Kapoor rejected Director Mira Nair's "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" opposite Kate Hudson. If he had accepted it, he might have won multiple awards for it.
"Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara", "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein", "Besharam"
These are films that the audience will be happy to know that Shahid rejected.
He turned down offers to act in "Gori Tere Pyaar Mein" and "Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola" that were later grabbed by Imran Khan. In hindsight, one can say that Shahid knows to judge a good script.
Similarly, turning down "Besharam" was a good move, for which even Ranbir Kapoor would pat his back.
However, accepting films like "Phata Poster Nikla Hero", "R... Rajkumar" and rejecting "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobara" didn't make sense.