7 Popular Movies That Almost Went To Another Actor.

Deciding upon the cast of the movie is likely one of the largest questions for the makers that requires an enormous funding of each time and persistence. But at present, with this put up, now we have recollected an inventory of some iconic roles that nearly went to another person. Let’s take a look:

Bajirao Mastani

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is popularly identified for his ravishing characters and massive units. To our utter shock, Bhansali was attempting to make this movie since 2003 put up the movie, Devdas.

And not solely him, however a number of different famend makers from the business had been tempted to make the identical story a actuality on the large display! With a number of failed makes an attempt by completely different makers to show this into actuality, Bhansali initially envisioned Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai because the lead duo for the movie. However, the remaining is historical past! 

Dil Dhadakne Do

One of the small print that Zoya Akhtar tries for in her movies is for the relationships to be plausible in her fictional worlds. This is just not solely restricted to romantic relationships but in addition extends to familial platonic ones. While casting the Mehra household, Zoya Akhtar needed to make it possible for the siblings appear to be brothers and sisters.

But, do you know that earlier than Priyanka and Ranveer had been roped in for the movie, Zoya had envisioned another person! According to the reviews, Akhtar needed to have the pairing of Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor as a sibling duo. While we’re certain that it has been fabulous both approach and would have been an incredible expertise to see the primary cousins share display house.


While all of us are a bit obsessive about the 90s period and the rise of SRK, it is a decade the place a real gem obtained launched within the Bollywood business and has now change into the King of Bollywood. While taking part in the function of anti-heroes or villains proper initially was thought-about a danger and a career-ender, SRK landed up being part of Abbas Mastan’s movie, Baazigar.

Not eager to squander this chance, solely due to the qualities possessed by the character of Ajay within the movie, SRK went on to think about the danger. However, throughout the casting of the character, the makers needed to take care of a number of rejections and approached actors like Salman Khan and Aamir Khan to take up the function. However, they dismissed them as a result of ethical connotation of the character and the way dangerous an affair it might be again within the 90s. 


In the panorama of Bollywood consistently engaged in shopping for the rights of some fashionable movies from the Telugu and Tamil movie business, Ghajini starring Aamir Khan and Asin turned a nationwide sensation. The astounding bodily transformation undergone by the actor was applauded by the viewers.

The authentic Tamil movie had actor Surya because the lead and have become a large business success and the third highest-grossing Tamil movie of the year. It’s extremely stunning to notice that the maker was planning to make a movie with Ajit Kumar which was later dropped as a consequence of a fallout between the actor and the producer. 


This film has actually triggered waves in each form and type. It was not solely a heart-touching and highly effective movie devoted to the lifetime of Captain Vikram Batra however it has rejuvenated the notion of plenty in the direction of actor Siddharth Malhotra. With a superb mixture of nice storytelling, compelling performances, and astounding cinematography,  the movie had gut-wrenching music.

Who would consider that there was an opportunity that Siddharth would have lost the chance to play the titular function throughout the preliminary phases the place Salman Khan confirmed his curiosity within the project to launch his brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma to play the titular half. But, the Batra household had already determined Malhotra as one of the best match for the function. 

Dil Chahta Hai

A movie that continues to be near our hearts and have become a game-changer for the Hindi business was a piece by Farhan Akhtar. The younger fanatic who paved the best way for characters and punctiliously chosen cast that turned a whirlwind in itself. The basic trio of the actors was one thing that Akhtar initially hadn’t considered! During an interview, Farahan said that whereas writing its story, the preliminary cast that was in his head was of Akshaye, Saif, and Hrithik.

Akshaye Khanna was approached to play the a part of Aamir, and Hrithik was approached for Akshaye Khanna’s half. But, when Hrithik turned down the function, Farhan approached Abhishek Bachchan for a similar. However, the ultimate cast that got here up was past the creativeness of each the makers and the audiences. 


One of the sensible creations by the Malayalam movie business, Drishyam was materialized right into a sequel that gained nationwide recognition that everybody felt invested in. This thriller franchise made viewers go bonkers after the actor Mohanlal who portrayed the function of Georgekutty.

The fascinating information in regards to the casting of this movie was that its maker, Jitu Joseph initially approached Mammootty as per some reviews. However, the actor didn’t flip down the function however needed to give it a move following his busy schedule. Rather it was Mammootty who recommended the identify of Mohanlal for this iconic function.

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