‘One’s loss is another’s gain!’ seems to be an age-old practice in Bollywood.
While there are some who put in their heart and soul to get a certain project,some just get it because of others’ rejections.
Here’s a list of people who were initially approached for a certain project which was later signed on by someone else and did absolute wonders with it:
1) Shah Rukh Khan for ‘Dhoom 3’:
The multi-crore, ambitious action venture had a lot of names being considered for it. The badshah of Bollywood had an upper hand ever since the casting decisions began. However, it was Aamir khan-the perfectionist who was eventually signed on for the project and delivered a stellar performance,indeed.
2) Kareena Kapoor for ‘RamLeela’:
Kareena was earlier signed on for the role of ‘Leela’ which was later essayed by Deepika Padukone. ‘Date issues’ was the reason she cited for moving out of the project. However, she later went on to do ‘Gori Tere Pyar Mein’ under Dharma Productions which was a huge debacle.
3) Shahid Kapoor for ‘Rockstar’:
What went to be a huge career-booster for Ranbir Kapoor was first offered to Shahid. Back then, he was shooting for Shaad ali’s untitled project which is why he opted out of ‘Rockstar’ . The untitled project was,however,shelved after a few weeks of shoot. It was clearly a case of ‘losing all ends’ for Shahid there!
4) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for ‘Heroine’:
The casting of this movie was a roller coaster ride in itself. Kareena was the original choice for the film which was later signed by Aishwarya. However, due to her pregnancy Aishwarya walked out of the film forcing the makers to eventually get Kareena aboard.
5) Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Carribean series’:
Faced with the task of adapting a theme park ride for family audiences, the sensible thing would have been to gamble on a safer bet. Instead, Depp whose box office results refelected inconsistency,got the gig. An overnight transformation in his demeanour got him his first Oscar nomination.