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Rockstar, Rang De Basanti and Other Big Bollywood Movies Rejected by Jersey Star Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor is undoubtedly a very good Bollywood actor who got even better with age.

Having debuted with the 2003s Ishq Vishk, Shahid has played almost every role in the sun, with his performances in Haider, Kaminey, Kabir Singh and Udta Punjab earning him applause from fans as well as critics.


However, he is also known to have said no to many great bollywood movies which did very well at the box office.

Here is an overview of some of them.


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The film is considered one of the films that really happen Ranbir Kapoor at the top.

Ranbir starred as a troubled rockstar in the film, which became cult.

However, according to reports, the film was first offered to Shahid by Imtiaz Ali, who offered him the option to choose between two screenplays, Jab we met and Rock star.

Unfortunately, he could only do one according to reports, and we know what he chose.

2. Basanti Rank

Rank of Basanti

Rank of Basanti was one of the most groundbreaking films to come out of Bollywood.

With the star cast of Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi, R Madhvan, Atul Kulkarni, Kunal Kapoor, Alice Patten, Kirron Kher and Soha Ali Khan, the film is a fan favorite.

However, the role of Siddharth in the film was first offered to Shahid, before he turned it down.

Speaking about it in an interview with Neha Dhupia, Shahid said he regrets the decision. “I regret not having made the film. They wanted me to play the role of Siddharth. I had cried while reading the script and I loved it, but unfortunately I had no time.” Shahid said.

3. Bang Bang

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bang bang maybe a Bollywood remake of Tom Cruise Knight and day, but that didn’t stop it from doing well at the box office.

Starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, the film was a huge success but did you know that director Siddharth Anand approached Shahid for the role of Hrithik in the film?

According to a TOI report, Shahid turned down the role.

4. Raanjhanaa

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OK! Raanjhana Still divided fan opinions but at the time of release, it ended up doing well.

Starring Sonam Kapoor, Dhanush and Abhay Deol, the film became an instant hit.

Now, although it might be strange to imagine, according to reports, the role of Dhanush was first offered to Shahid, who ended up rejecting it.

5. Shuddh Desi Romance

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The late actor Sushant Singh Rajput Shuddh Desi Romance was a critically acclaimed film.

And according to reports, the movie was first offered to Shahid, who for some reason also ended up rejecting it. It could well have been a very different career chart for Shahid had he made different choices.

However, he still remains a very talented actor who has been on a roll by delivering back-to-back hits. He will next be seen in the sports film Jersey.

Hopefully it will also continue to find good scripts further!

Source: Koimoi, GQ India