Veteran Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor passed away on Saturday, February 24, following a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai when she was attending a wedding ceremony along with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor.

Varinder Chawla

The beloved Bollywood diva, who made her Bollywood acting debut in Solva Sawan, was also known as the female Amitabh Bachchan. And, many do not know that the actress once said no to renowned Hollywood director Steven Spielberg.

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The Schindler's List director had offered the actress a small role in Jurassic Park. But the actress refused the role as she felt the role would not do justice to her career as she was at peak of her Bollywood career at that time.

But Jurassic Park was not the only blockbuster project she refused.

SS Rajamouli's Baahubali and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Darr were also turned down by the popular actress.

Following her refusal of Baahubali role — she was offered the character of Sivagami — director Rajamouli reportedly opened up about her undue demands to star in the film.

But later Sridevi was quoted by Deccan Chronicle as saying: "I don't hold any grudges and I don't even believe he (Rajamouli) can talk like that.

"What is in the past, is in the past. The roles I don't play are irrelevant to me. It is important for me to find new challenges as an actor. Mom has been a deeply satisfying experience. I look forward to more characters that I haven't played before."