The royal bahu of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan, said in a recent interview that she has turned down more scripts than any other actress in the industry.
Since her debut in the Hindi film industry the actress has certainly honed her craft and is now among the top leading ladies. The actress has mesmerised viewers with her beautiful looks and acting skills. The wife of chotte nawab Saif Ali Khan has given many blockbusters like "Ajnabee", "3 Idiots", "Bodyguard", among others.
But there are films that the diva has turned down because the script didn't excite her, according to a report. She has no regrets about doing any blockbuster movies.
Here is a list of films that the Kapoor girl rejected.
Kapoor turned down the offer of her close friend Karan Johar's "Shuddhi" recently. Her idea behind doing the film was to work with Hrithik Roshan. Apparently, "Krrish" superhero is not doing the film thus Kapoor also backed out.
"Goliyon ki Rasleela – Ram-Leela"
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's superhit film "Goliyon Ki Rasleela – Ram-Leela" starred Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The role was first offered to Kareena but she didn't accept it. According to her, the script didn't excite her thus, she turned down the proposal.
Though, Kareena claims that she has no regrets about not doing films, which became blockbusters, but rejecting "Chennai Express" was a big mistake for sure. The film became the second highest grosser last year.
"Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam"
Sanjay Leela Bhansali as well as Salman Khan offered "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" to Kapoor as her debut in the film industry. But the actress rejected the offer as she was too young to act. The film later went to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Kangana Ranaut's "Queen" made her an actual queen of Bollywood overnight. But she was not the first choice for the film, it was the "3 Idiots" actress.
Madhur Bhandarkar's blockbuster film "Fashion" added charm to Priyanka Chopra's career and also gave fame to other actors involved in the movie. But the first choice of the film was Kapoor but her rejection led to Chopra winning a National Award.
"Kal Ho Na Ho"
Karan Johar's "Kal Ho Na Ho" was a big hit which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan in the lead. But the role of Zinta was first offered to Kapoor and her rejection of the role led to differences between her and Johar. Though, later on, everything became normal between the BFFs.
"Kaho Na Pyaar Hai"
Hrithik Roshan's debut film "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai" was initially offered to Kapoor but after a few days of shooting she left the film. According to her, the story was based more on the male character. Later on, the role went to Ameesha Patel as her debut in Bollywood.
Kapoor has made a record of rejecting Madhur Bhandarkar's films that later became blockbuster. The actress also turned down "Page 3", which later went to Konkona Sen Sharma.
Similarly, the actress has turned down many films of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Kapoor rejected the offer of film "Black" as well.