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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Bajirao Mastani: 5 blockbuster movies four-time national award-winner Ajay Devgn rejected

Actor Ajay Devgn has proved his acting prowess over the years, with his stellar performances in the movies. In the course of time, the actor has also been recognized for his performances. He has won several awards and accolades in the 30 long years of his acting career. In the over 100 films that he has appeared in, Ajay has won the National Film Award for Best Actor for three of his best performances, by far, including one for production.

As the saying goes “You win some, you lose some“; here are a few blockbuster movies that Ajay Devgn rejected. From Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to Bajirao Mastani, see the movies that the four-time national award-winner rejected.

5 blockbuster movies rejected by Ajay Devgn!


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The movie Darr starring Shah Rukh Khan was one of the most iconic films of the 90s. Known for its story line and stellar performances, did you know it was initially offered to Ajay? However, the actor wasn’t too keen on taking up a villainous role at that time in his career.

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Karan Arjun

Karan Arjun featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Kajol was another iconic movie that was offered to Devgn. He was chosen to play the part of Salman in the film. However, he was not convinced and opted for the role of Karan essayed by SRK instead. The Tanhaji actor eventually walked out of the project.

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Karan ArjunKuch Kuch Hota Hai

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of the most iconic Hindi films in the history of Indian cinema. It was one of the biggest hits in the career of Shah Rukh Khan. Ajay was offered to feature opposite Kajol. While the reason for him rejecting the movie is unknown, reports claim he was offered the role of SRK.

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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai


Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat featured Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor. Reportedly, Ajay was offered the role of Rana Rawal Ratan Singh played by Shahid. However, things could not materialize due to date issues, as per reports.

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Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao Mastani featured Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Ranveer Singh. Ajay Devgn was also offered the role of Bajirao, played by Ranveer, in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial. However, the actor mentioned that he couldn’t do the film as his dates were clashing with his home production Shivaay. Reports suggested that Ajay had even quoted a whopping fee that didn’t suit the producers’ budget.

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Bajirao Mastani

On the work front, Ajay will be seen in the film Thank God, opposite Sidharth Malhotra, next. The actor announced his movie Maidaan today. He has Drishyam 2 in his kitty as well.

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