Films Rejected by Hrithik Roshan

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Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Farhan Akhtar intended to cast Roshan in the role of Sameer in his directorial debut but eventually had to cast Saif Ali Khan in the iconic role instead.

Lagaan (2001)

Ashutosh Gowariker's first choice for the central role in this Oscar-nominated picture was Hrithik Roshan and not Aamir Khan.

Swades (2004)

Hrithik Roshan once again had to turn down Ashutosh Gowariker for the lead role in this popular Shah Rukh Khan film, claiming that he didn't align with the director's vision.

Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

If it were upto the makers of this classic crime comedy, Abhishek Bachchan's stellar performance would never have seen the light of the day with Roshan playing the titular character of Bunty instead.

Rang De Basanti (2006)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had initially offered the role of Karan Sanghani (then played by Siddharth) to Roshan in this cult-favourite film.

Baahubali (2015)

Known for his great work in period dramas through Jodhaa Akbar, Roshan was approached for SS Rajamouli's historical fantasy epic as well, which went on to become a record smashing blockbuster.