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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to DDLJ: 5 movies rejected by Saif Ali Khan that will leave you astonished

Saif Ali Khan is one of the most popular actors in Bollywood. By taking up interesting roles, Saif has proved his versatility as an actor. Saif made his acting debut in Parampara. He later went on to deliver terrific performances in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam Namaste, Kurbaan, and Omkara among others. The actor will be seen as a cop in the upcoming film Vikram Vedha. Saif plays the role of Vikram in the action-packed film.

Saif’s journey has its ups and downs. He has rejected many films in his acting career. Speaking of that, we have compiled a list of movies turned down by Saif. From Talaash to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, here’s a list of movies rejected by the Nawab of Bollywood.

Talaash: Talaash starred Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerji. In an interview, Kareena had revealed that Saif Ali Khan was offered to play a lead role in the film. However, Saif turned down the offer. The actress told BBC Asian Network, “I think at that time Saif wanted to do a more commercial kind of movie.”

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Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Rani Mukerji in Talaash

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: If reports are to be believed, Saif Ali Khan was considered to play the main lead in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. However, Saif turned down the film due to date issues. Later, Shah Rukh Khan played the iconic character Raj Malhotra. He shared screen space with Kajol in the same.

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Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in DDLJ

Race 3: Saif was offered Race 3 but he rejected it. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Saif said, “We nearly did Race 3 together. Ramesh Taurani ji, when he gave Salman the lead in that, he offered me a part. For various reasons, I didn’t connect with it. But we could have that too.” Race 3 starred Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez among others.

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Salman Khan in Race 3

Devdas: Saif Ali Khan was offered the role of Chunnilal in Devdas. However, he turned down the film. The actor had said that he does not have any regrets of turning down the role of Chunnilal. The role later went to Jackie Shroff. Shah Rukh Khan starred opposite Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit in Devdas.

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Shah Rukh Khan in Devdas

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai starred Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji. Earlier, Saif had revealed that he was offered a part in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai but he rejected it. In an interview, Saif had said, “I have only one regret and that’s ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, which I rejected. Seriously, I must have been a nut case then.”

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Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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