Aamir Khan, Bollywood’s very own Mr. Perfectionist, is known to be selective about his movies and stresses on the script to be read prior to signing a film. Aamir has delivered many iconic movies in his three-decade-long career but did you know that the superstar has also missed out on many blockbusters?
Here are some super-hit films that Aamir rejected.
No one can forget Shah Rukh Khan’s on-screen performance as a psychotic lover in the film Darr. It’s almost impossible to forget the psychotic Rahul Mehra and his “K..K..K…Kiran”. Directed by Yash Chopra, SRK’s role was first offered to Aamir Khan who was hesitant to play the role of a villain at such an early age. So, the film went to SRK who won a million hearts with his captivating performance.
The makers of Saajan wanted to cast Salman and Aamir Khan together in the romantic tale but Aamir did not like the character that was offered to him so he rejected it. The role was then offered to Sanjay Dutt who did the film and it became a blockbuster.
3- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Shah Rukh Khan’s career took off after the iconic film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. However, the film was initially offered to Aamir who decided not to do the film. The role was then, offered to Salman who too turned it down. At last, Shah Rukh came on board and the rest is history.
4- 1942: A Love Story
Another love story rejected by Aamir Khan was Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘1942: A Love Story’. The director wanted Aamir to act in the movie and had written the role with Aamir in mind. But he refused to do the movie and the role went to Anil Kapoor.
5- Nayak: The Real Hero
The movie starring Anil Kapoor was initially offered to Aamir Khan but he turned it down because the script didn’t manage to impress him enough. The film was a huge success at the box-office and is considered as one of the best films of Anil’s career.
6- Dil To Pagal Hai
Dil Toh Pagal Hai is another hit of Shah Rukh Khan that was rejected by Aamir. Though Aamir was approached for the role of Akshay Kumar in the film, he rejected it and the film went on to become a blockbuster.
Do you know Shah Rukh Khan was not the first choice for the blockbuster film Mohabbatein? Aditya Chopra first offered the film to Aamir Khan but he rejected it yet again.
8- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
This movie surely made audiences emotional with a beautiful message of humanity. This film too was first offered to Aamir Khan who wanted to make a few changes in the script which were rejected by the director. Aamir Khan then suggested the director to offer the film to Salman who instantly agreed to do the film.
After the grand success of Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowariker wanted to cast Aamir yet again in his next film Swades. However, he thought the plot of the film is boring and rejected it. SRK eventually got the film.
Sharad Kapoor’s role in the movie was offered to Aamir but he refused it as he felt it was too insignificant in comparison to the one SRK was playing.