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Sanju to Swades: 6 films rejected by Aamir Khan that will leave you surprised

Aamir Khan is one of the most talented and successful actors of Bollywood. Aamir debuted as a lead actor in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and then, there was no looking back for him. He went on to star in films like Raakh, Raja Hindustani, Sarfarosh, Rang De Basanti, Fanaa, Ghajini, Taare Zameen Par, and Dangal among others. Aamir has proved he is irreplaceable in the industry.

Currently, Aamir is busy promoting his film Laal Singh Chaddha. Aamir will be seen in a never-seen before avatar in the film. He is sharing screen space with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya and Mona Singh in the same. Laal Singh Chaddha, which is a remake of the Hollywood film Forrest Gump, is slated to release on 11 August and his fans are beyond excited.

Well, over the years, Aamir has given many hits in his career. However, he has also rejected some movies. As we speak of that, check out the list of movies rejected by Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist.

Saajan: Earlier, during an interaction with the media, Aamir had revealed that he was offered Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan starrer Saajan. He had revealed, “Mujhe Lawrence D’Souza ne ‘Saajan’ offer ki hi par mujhe laga ki woh meri type ki film nahi hain. Sanju aur Salman ne woh film ki aur super hit ho gayi. Mujhe laga accha hai kyunki Mai karta toh bigaad deta… Woh film Sanjay aur Salman ke liye sahi thi. Maine jab ‘Munna Bhai’ aur ‘Lage Raho’ dekha toh mujhe bohot pasand aayi thi. Woh film dekh ke aisa nahi laga ki mujhe usmein hona chahiye tha. Mujhe laga Sanju correct hai usmein.”

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Sanju: Aamir Khan was also offered Sanju. He was offered to play the role of late Sunil Dutt. In an interaction with the media, Aamir said, “He (Hirani) approached me with the script and I loved it. He wanted to play Dutt saab’s role. It is a fantastic role and the story is largely on the father-son relationship. But Sanju’s role in unbelievable. So as an actor, I told Raju that Sanjay Dutt’s role is so wonderful that it won my heart. So in this film I can’t do any other role but Sanjay Dutt’s, which is of course I cannot do because Ranbir (Kapoor) is playing it. So, do not offer me anything.”

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2.0: In an interview with Zee ETC, Aamir revealed that he was offered Rajinikanth’s role in S. Shankar’s 2.0. The actor had said, “There’s a film coming Robot, 2.0, I am a big fan of Shankar and I am big fan of Rajini ji. In fact, Shankar offered me that film.” Aamir revealed Rajinikanth had called him up saying, “Please do the film.” So why did he turned down the offer? Aamir said, “It’s a superb script and it’s going to do very well but whenever I used to shut my eyes, I used to see Rajini sir in that role. Then I told Shankar, won’t be able to do it. Only Rajini sir can do it. He is irreplaceable.”

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Nayak: Anil Kapoor delivered a memorable performance in Nayak. However, he was not the first choice for the film. As reported by Filmibeat, Anil had revealed that the film was first offered to Aamir Khan, as well as Shah Rukh Khan. He was quoted saying, “I pursued Shankar after Nayak was passed up by both Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. To this date, I’m glad I did.”

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Swades: Shah Rukh Khan delivered a terrific performance in Swades. However, Aamir Khan was the first choice for the film. Reportedly, Aamir rejected the script because it he felt it was too boring.

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Shah Rukh Khan starrer Swades

Josh: At the MAMI film festival, Josh’s director Mansoor Khan revealed Aamir Khan was offered to be a part of the film, but he turned it down as he wanted to play Shah Rukh Khan’s role. Shah Rukh Khan essayed the role of Max in Josh.

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Also Read: Koffee With Karan 7 Highlights: Aamir Khan reveals he refused to remake Laal Singh Chaddha, Kareena Kapoor shares she was not first choice