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Chak De India to Baazigar, 5 movies REJECTED by Salman Khan that’ll leave you stunned

Salman Khan is one of the most loved actors of Bollywood. The Bhaijaan of Bollywood began his acting career with a supporting role in Biwi Ho Toh Aisi, and later played a leading role in Maine Pyar Kiya. Salman Khan has been a part of movies like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg, Sultan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Tiger Zinda Hai among others. Apart from delivering hits in his career, Salman has also launched many stars in the industry.

Earlier this year, Salman Khan completed 34 years in Bollywood. The actor has achieved success and today, he is also one of the highest-paid actors of Bollywood. Salman has many interesting projects in the pipeline. He will be seen in Tiger 3 with Katrina Kaif and Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.

As he continues to deliver hits, let’s take a look at the list of movies rejected by Salman Khan. Salman Khan has rejected many movies and the list will definitely leave you shocked.


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Chak De! India: Salman Khan was offered Chak De! India. IndianExpress had quoted him saying, “When I was offered Chak De, my image was totally different as I was doing Partner and all those kind of films. My only thing in Chak De was that my fans would expect me to wear a wig and win the match for India which would not go for the film. That was not my genre at that point of time. It was a more serious kind of film and I was doing more of a commercial kind of cinema which I am still doing.” Chak De! India later went to Shah Rukh Khan and he nailed it.

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Shah Rukh Khan starred in Chak De! India

Baazigar: Salman Khan was also offered Baazigar. In an interview with Indian Express, Salman had revealed, “When Abbas Mustan came to me with the script, I asked my dad for his inputs. He felt that since it’s a story of a negative character they should add an angle of mother in it. They didn’t agree. When I said no to the film, they went to Shah Rukh Khan, then they added that mother angle (Laughs). But I don’t regret it at all.”

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Shah Rukh Khan starred in Baazigar

Kal Ho Naa Ho: Kal Ho Naa Ho starred Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta. If reports are to be believed, Saif’s role was first offered to Salman but he turned it down.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan in Kal Ho Naa Ho

Ghajini: Aamir Khan delivered a memorable performance in Ghajini. Reportedly, Salman was first offered the role of Sanjay Singhania. However, he rejected the film.

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Aamir Khan delivered an unforgettable performance in Ghajini

Josh: Josh starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Chandrachur Singh. Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya played brother and sister in the film. Reportedly, Salman Khan was offered the film. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Aishwarya Rai had revealed, “I think the cast was meant to be Aamir (Khan) and Salman (Khan) at one point and eventually it became Shah Rukh (Khan) and I think Aamir (Khan) at some point was to play Chandrachur’s (Singh) role. So the cast kept changing at different points of time but Shirley remained Shirley. So I had said yes to Mansoor (Khan).”

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Chandrachur Singh in Josh

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