Kareena Kapoor Khan Rejected These Movies That Changed The Fortune Of Other Actors And Earn Crores

Kareena Kapoor Rejected Movies

Kareena Kapoor Khan rejected movies

Kareena Kapoor Khan, better known as Bebo in B-town, is one of the well-recognized actresses. Her career spans over 20 years now. Therefore, it is safe to say that it has been nothing but mostly brilliant. She has given us plenty of blockbusters from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to Jab We Met. Films like Jab We Met, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, and Heroine, among others, are the ones where she played memorable characters. But, on the other hand, some of her films, like Laal Singh Chaddha, even tanked at the box office. Nonetheless, her caliber has always been appreciated.

Amongst all the hits and flops, there are several blockbuster movies that Kareena Kapoor Khan rejected. However, those rejected blockbusters turned out to be the most significant opportunities for other famous actresses. Read on to learn about the blockbuster movies she left, which changed the career of other talented actresses forever. Here is a list of 9 such films.


1. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

Aishwarya Rai Salman Khan

As per several media reports, Kareena said, and we quote, “Rs 11,000 for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which never happened. But I never gave him the money back, so I owe him 11000 (laughing).”

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film which was first offered to Bebo. However, due to reasons unknown, she could not do it. We all know that the movie was eventually given to the gorgeous and talented Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. With her astounding performance, the movie earned various awards like National Film Award and the Filmfare.


2. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai

Guinness World Records

Interestingly, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was a film that Kareena Kapoor Khan accepted at first. Her initial response was yes; she even shot some sequences of the film. Then, however, she walked out of the project. Therefore, Ameesha Patel was cast in the movie. This is how Rakesh Roshan made Ameesha a sensational actress by making people see a new talent.


3. Kal Ho Na Ho

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Kal Ho Na Ho is one of the most heartwarming yet heartwrenching films of Bollywood. The infamous role of Naina, which was played by Preity Zinta, was first offered to Bebo. However, she rejected it. Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan were in lead roles in the talented Preity Zinta.


4. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

Deepika Padukone

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela is one film that entirely changed the career of Deepika Pakudone. While movies like Cocktail did show the brilliance of Deepika Padukone, it was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela that showcased her potential to the world. Furthermore, what is interesting to note is that this movie was first offered to Kareena Kapoor Khan, which she rejected.

Yes, I was supposed to do Ram-Leela, but I changed my mind. I decided to do Gori (Gori Tere Pyaar Mein) instead. I’ve missed the chance to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but there is always a next time,” is what Bebo revealed in an interview.


5. Queen

Queen Kangana

It is hard to think that Rani could have been played better by anybody else than Kangana Ranaut. However, it was Kareena Kapoor was the first choice for the role. But she was not convinced by the script. Therefore, the role was given to Kangana Ranaut, and she did a commendable job. Queen was the film that was altogether transforming Kangana Ranaut’s career.


6. Chennai Express

Chennai Express

With an abundance of laughter and adventure, Chennai Express was one of the huge hits of 2013. Here also, the lead role was first offered to Kareena Kapoor Khan. However, she rejected it, and then Deepika was given the role. Deepika did a fantastic job. As per several reports, the reason Bebo rejected the film was date issues. Rohit Shetty was the director of the film; meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan was in the lead role with Deepika Padukone.


7. Dil Dhadakne Do

Dil Dhadakne Do

Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do was one of the refreshing films. The lead role of Ayesha Mehra was fabulously done by our beloved Priyanka Chopra. However, it was Bebo who was Akhatar’s original choice for the lead role. As per several reports, the movie required the actors to stay away from home for three months. And that was something that Bebo did not wish to do.


8. Black

Black Amitabh Rani

Black was another Sanjay Leela Bhansali film that was turned down by Kareena Kapoor Khan. The role was eventually played by talented actress Rani Mukerji. Rani was as impressive as ever. This film became a critically acclaimed one. It also became a part of the 10 Best Movies of the Year around the globe by Time Magazine.


9. Fashion

Fashion Kangana Priyanka

Kareena Kapoor Khan was also offered the award-winning film Fashion. However, the script, yet again, was not to Bebo’s liking. Therefore, the film went to Priyanka Chopra Jonas. And we all know that this film made her win the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film. This brilliant women-centric film that came out in 2008 made Priyanka the first choice of several filmmakers.

These are the top 9 films that Kareena Kapoor Khan rejected. Therefore, it helped pave a path for other actresses to showcase their talent to the world. 

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