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The most 'beautiful' woman in Bollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, has never failed to mesmerise audiences with her beauty and charm. The actress has also given several blockbusters to the Indian film industry.

"Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Taal", "Devdas", "Jodha Akbar", "Guru", "Pink Panther 2", "Pride and Prejudice" and many other challenging roles that the Bachchan Bahu has performed with excellence.

But there are few prominent roles that the diva rejected which could have added more stars to her stardom.

Here are the films that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rejected.

"Raja Hindustani"

Apparently, Aishwarya Rai was first offered the role in the film "Raja Hindustani". But, unfortunately, she refused to work in the movie which later went to Karisma Kapoor. Even now people love the pair of Aamir Khan and Karisma from that film.

"Kuch Kuch Hota Hai"

The blockbuster of Karan Johar directorial "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" helped Rani Mukerji, SRK and Kajol to gain popularity. It is said that the role of Rani was first offered to Aishwarya, but she didn't sign it.


Recently, the actress is said to be making a comeback in Sanjay Gupta's "Jazbaa." But there were reports suggesting that Rai has rejected the offer of Varun Dhawan-starrer "Badlapur" in spite of liking the script.

"Munnabhai MBBS"

Aishwarya was offered the role eventually played by Gracy Singh in the blockbuster "Munnabhai MBBS". But the diva turned down the proposal of the Sanjay Dutt starrer.


The former Miss World rejected the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan for "Veer Zara." It was Preity Zinta who eventually co-starred opposite SRK in the film.

"Namastey London"

Katrina Kaif got lucky when Aishwarya turned down the offer of "Namastey London." The filmmakers had initially planned to cast Akshay Kumar along with the Bachchan 'Bahu.'

"Bhool Bhulaiya"

The mind-blowing performance given by Vidya Balan in the film "Bhool Bhulaiya" is still fondly remembered by the audience. It is said that Aishwarya was first offered the role of Avni but she turned it down.


Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra got a boost to their respective careers because of "Dostana." Apparently, the glamorous role of the lady in the film was first offered to Aishwarya but she rejected the role, which went to PeeCee.


Once again, Priyanka Chopra got lucky when the former Miss World refused to accept the offer of "Krrish."

Other Films

The list has not ended yet; the actress has turned down many more offers. "Asoka", "Chalte Chalte", "The Myth", "The Rising", "Bluffmaster", "Waqt", "Corporate", "Baabul" and "Saawariya" being the films that Rai refused to work in.