Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has established a different fan following and status in the industry as a result of the economic success of the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Her portrayal of Saba Taliyar Khan, a leader in the film, as a poetic, sarcastic, and delicate figure has added to her delicacy and brilliance. Aishwarya Bachchan has always been noted for her amazing beauty and brilliant performing skills as the wife of Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan. She has appeared in 46 films in various languages and has been a working member of the industry since 1997.
While the actress has portrayed a wide range of characters, her versatility and ability to immerse herself in any role have earned her widespread acclaim in the business. Whether it’s a thieving part or a historical role like Jodha, the actress has nailed it. After making her breakthrough in Tamil with the film Iruvar, she went on to make her mark in Bollywood with the film Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, which she co-starred in renowned actor Bobby Deol.
With a large list of awards and titles under her belt, the actress has established herself as one of the industry’s best and has even become a national crush for some fans. While we’ve seen her in a variety of films and roles, like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Taal, Mohabbatein, Devdas, and others, there are a few Bollywood classics that the actress has refused to appear in! So, here are some of the films that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned down but ended up being box office hits:
You can only image how happy Aishwarya would have been if she had been cast in this film! Following the phenomenal success of Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in films such as Devdas, Mohabbatein, and others, Shah Rukh and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aishwar If Aish had consented to be in the film, it would have taken it to the next level. Right!? Though the work of actress Priety Zinta and Shah Rukh was also praised by the audience, the film became a huge hit and received numerous awards. This film, which was the biggest grossing film of the year, was first offered to Aishwarya in 2004 but she declined for unclear reasons.
This Bollywood blockbuster was not only responsible for breaking taboos, but it also helped Priyanka Chopra’s career. Because of her classic beauty in a magnificent saree and her dance moves on the song “desi girl,” the actress was dubbed “desi girl” in this film. Despite the fact that the actress might have reaped all of this success, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned down the lead part in the film due to the story’s focus on two boys. Saif Ali Khan, in addition to Aishwarya Rai, is an actor. He was contacted for the job with Abhishek Bachchan, but he turned it down as well as the lead role in the film, which went to John Abraham.
Raja Hindustani was another Bollywood blockbuster that Aishwarya declined. With a classic collection of songs, wonderful characters, and a compelling storyline, this 1996 picture was a total entertainer for the audience. While actress Karishma Kapoor performed the starring part of Aarti, the role was first offered to Aishwarya Rai. However, the actress declined to be a part of the film because she was competing in the Miss World competition.
Another Shah Rukh Khan starrer that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turned down was this love drama from 2003. This film was directed by Aziz Mirza and was a box office success. This blockbuster was also presented to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at first, with a series of excellent songs and emotional themes. However, because she was embroiled in a feud with actor Salman Khan at the time, he was claimed to cause havoc on the set of the film. He even got into a lot of fights with the film’s lead actor, which caused a lot of problems on-site. As a result, the actress opted to leave the picture, and it was eventually given to Rani Mukherjee.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
It appears that the actress has been turned down for majority of the films in which she has starred alongside Shah Rukh Khan. This multistarrer film directed by Karan Johar received a 7.4 rating on IMDb. With Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, and other well-known performers in leading roles. The actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was approached about playing Anjali in the movie. However, due to conflicting filming dates and hectic schedules, she declined to be a part of this project, and Bollywood was able to obtain a fresh combination of Kajol Shahrukh thanks to this actress.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
This was another Aishwarya Rai picture that became a delight for Rani Mukherjee, and it had an excellent rating of 7.6 on IMDb. This blockbuster film from 1998 is most likely the source of the phrases “Kajol Shahrukh ko na nhi kehte” and “dosti pyar hai.” This picture was fronted by two actresses, Rani and Kajol, and had a series of motivating love aspects. While Kajol was cast in the character of Anjali, Aishwarya Rai was initially considered for the role of Tina. However, because the actress was preoccupied with the filming of her Tamil film, Jeans, she declined to be a part of it, and it was given to Rani Mukherjee.
This psychological horror-comedy offered Bollywood a new depth and is still considered one of the best works to date. This film not only proved a box office hit, but it also launched Vidya Balan’s career. The actor had an outstanding performance as Avni, a woman suffering from a dissociative identity disorder. Her dissociative personality as Manjulika became one of the industry’s most popular personalities. While we like the actress for this, Aishwarya Rai was originally cast in the part, but she declined for unclear reasons, and the role was eventually given to Vidya Balan.
Padmavat and Bajirao Mastani
Aishwarya Rai would have aced these roles after being acclaimed for her portrayal in a historic role in Jodha Akbar. Right!? Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was enlisted to play a supporting part in these two films, which eventually went to Deepika Padukone. When questioned why she left the projects, she stated that the producers couldn’t find a suitable “Khilji” or “Bajirao” to play against her and that she was replaced with Deepika Padukone.