From Devdas to 2 States: Films turned down by Vikram Vedha actor, Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan made his debut with the movie Parampara.
Saif Ali Khan’s legacy as an A-lister in Bollywood
Pataudi Prince, Saif Ali Khan has redefined himself over the years through the realistic portrayals of his characters. Be it, Sartaj Singh, from Sacred Games to his new venture in Vikram Vedha, the actor has come a long way from portraying the stereotypical romantic rules of Bollywood which he started out with. The actor was one of the first top actors of Bollywood to make a presence on OTT with Sacred Games which became a game changer in his career. But do you know that the actor has rejected many films in the past which went on to become box office hits?
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Saif Ali Khan turned down the role of the main lead in Aditya Chopra’s directorial debut, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Saif was offered the role of Raj, which was later played by Shah Rukh Khan in the film. The film went on to become the biggest blockbuster of all time and is considered a cult classic in Bollywood.
Reportedly, Saif was offered the role of Chunnilal in Devdas. Saif turned down the role due to prior work commitments and it was eventually played by Jackie Shroff. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie features Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Saif rejected a supporting role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, which was later played by Salman Khan in the film. Karan Johar's directorial debut features Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji in lead roles. Saif was offered to play the supporting role of Aman, Kajol’s fiance in the film.
It might come as a shocker to some that Saif was considered for the lead role in 2 States opposite Alia Bhatt. During the promotions of the film, produced Sajid Nadiadwala confirmed the information regarding the same.
The first two Race movies had Saif in lead roles while the actor was missing from the third installment when Salman Khan took the lead in the film replacing him. Though the film did not receive good reviews from critics but made a good box office collection thanks to Salman Khan’s following.
Talaash: The Answer Lies Within
The psychological thriller featuring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan was rejected by Saif. The 2012 Reema Kagti film was then offered to Aamir Khan and it became one of the highest-grossing films in the year of its release.
Last Updated: 04.37 PM, Oct 03, 2022