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Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan to Hrithik Roshan, Bollywood actors who turned down Hollywood offers

Global sensational artists are becoming more of a thing now than it was in the past. The lines between the international and national Entertainment industries have begun to blur and artists have begun to cross borders and break stereotypes. Over the years we have been Bollywood actors taking up Hollywood projects and making the nation proud. From Priyanka Chopra to Deepika Padukone, many actors have starred in Hollywood films, but did you know that there were many Bollywood actors who have tuned down big Hollwyood offers like parts in Troy, Fast and Furious and many more?

Yes Akshay Kumar was offered to share screen space with Dwayne Johnson and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered a role opposite Brad Pitt, but they all turned it down. Check out more Bollywood celebs below who turned down Hollywood offers.

Bollywood actors who turned down Hollywood offers

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar was said to be offered a film opposite Dwayne Johnson, but he turned it down to focus on his career in Bollywood.

 

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The actor had said in an interview, “I am happy and satisfied with the Bollywood offers. Here, I have a huge fan group to entertain and I am not going to fit into Hollywood so I keep refusing to do projects there.”

 

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Shah Rukh Khan

The Badshah of Bollywood was offered the of Prem Kumar in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire Shah Rukh Khan seemed to have turned it down. It is said that SRK did not find the role good enough. Well, the role was then played by Anil Kapoor.

 

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Hrithik Roshan

Even internationally, Hrithik Roshan is loved by female fans and is called the Greek God of Bollywood. Well, Hrithik had become quite the sensation internationally after his movie Kites. Fast and Furious director Rob Cohen is quite fond of Hrithik and wanted to cast him in Fast and Furious 7, but the actor seemed to have turned it down.

 

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This was because of Roshan’s jam-packed schedule in Bollywood. Apart from that Hrithik was also offered the part of Vicente, in Pink Panther 2 but he turned it down.

 

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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is now called a global sensation as she had ruled in many Bollywood as well as Hollywood movies. But, the actress had also turned down Hollywood offers. Priyanka was said to be offered Tarsem Singh’s Immortals which starred Superman actor Henry Cavil, but Priyanka had to turn it down because she was filming for 7 Khoon Maaf.

 

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a huge following in Hollywood but she had turned down many Hollywood movie offers. One of the offers was to be part of the Brad Pitt starter Troy. Aishwarya had turned down the role of Briseis in the movie.

It is said that Aiswarya didn’t go well with the closeness of the character to Brad. But, later Troy was nominated for an Oscar and was a blockbuster hit.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone became quite the name in Hollywood after her role in xXx: Return of Xander Cage with Vin Diesel. But did you know that she was to be part of the Fast and Furious franchise, it is said that Deepika was busy with Farah Khan‘s Happy New Year with Shah Rukh Khan and she had to turn it down.

 

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Stay tuned to this space for more interesting offers.

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