During a recent interview, actor Vijay Deverakonda who is set to make his Bollywood debut with Liger once rejected a Bollywood movie. In the interview, Vijay mentioned that he rejected a film which was previously approached by Karan Johar. Apparently KJo wanted to do the Hindi remake of Dear Comrade but he turned it down. With that said, we thought of putting together a list of Southern actors who rejected Bollywood movies in the past before making their big Bollywood debut.
Interestingly, many Southern actors like Rashmika Mandanna, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi and Prabhas have already rejected Bollywood movies and the list might surprise you.
Take a look at Southern actors who have previously rejected Bollywood movies here:
1. Vijay Deverakonda:
The Arjun Reddy star was approached by Karan Johar for the remake of his own hit film, Dear Comrade, but turned down the offer as he felt there was no point in showing the story twice. Interestingly, Johar even bought the film rights for around Rs 6 crore. Now, Vijay Deverakonda is set to make his big Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s production film Liger alongside Ananya Panday and Ramya Krishnan. The film is set to be released on August 25.
2. Rashmika Mandanna:
The National crush of India is going to enter Bollywood with not one but three films. However, before wrapping these films, Rashmika had previously rejected Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey star. Revealing the reason for the rejection of the offers, Rashmika had told IANS: “I got this opportunity because of the choices I have made so far. I don’t think this choice will go wrong. ‘Jersey’ needs a lot of you. It’s almost realistic. Right now, doing only commercial movies, I’m going crazy. Imagine doing something like “Jersey” and not being able to pull it off. If I’m part of a film, it must be because I need to give in to the film. I will not accept any project to which I feel I cannot give much. The “Jersey” remake was huge. Anyone would, but I don’t want to come on set and be tired. I think they (the makers of the film) deserve more. Someone who can give energy. Rashmika Mandanna will make her Bollywood debut with Mission Majnu starring Sidharth Malhotra. She also has Animal with Ranbir Kapoor and Goodbye with Amitabh Bachchan.
The female superstar has been approached by the makers of Chennai Express for a special One, Two, Three, Four dance number in Shah Rukh Khan’s headliner. However, she rejected the offer and the creators then brought in Priyamani who rocked the dance floor. Now, Nayanthara has been given another chance to work with Shah Rukh as she is set to make her Bollywood debut with SRK in Atlee-managed Jawaan. The also stars Vijay Sethupathi as an antagonist.
4. Vijay Sethupathi:
We bet you didn’t know this, but Vijay was offered a role in Aamir Khan‘s star Laal Singh Chaddha. Apparently, he had pulled out of the project due to his acting commitments while there were other reports that he had to leave the project because he was asked to reduce his weight. Recently, in an interview, the actor Master denied the rumors. Apart from that, Vijay Sethupathi is going to make his big Bollywood debut with Jawaan opposite SRK. He also has Merry Christmas series with Katrina Kaif and Raj and DK with Shahid Kapoor.
After the mega success of the Baahubali series, Prabhas was overwhelmed with many film projects. Among many others, Prabhas was also offered some Bollywood movies and one of them was an offer for a film by filmmaker Karan Johar. However, he reportedly rejected it and made his Bollywood debut with Saaho. He even nicknamed Radhe Shyam in Hindi and will be seen in Adipurush.
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