This film is one of the remarkable film in Bollywood as well as one of the biggest success in Shah Rukh Khan’s career. But Shah Rukh Khan was not the 1st choice for the film. Yash Chopra wanted to cast Ajay Devgn in Darr, but since he didn’t get any response, the film went to Aamir Khan. But he rejected the film as he didn’t want to play negative roles in the beginning of his career. Finally, the role was offered to Shah Rukh Khan and it helped bring Shah Rukh Khan to stardom.
Director Lawrence D’ Souza‘s plan was to launch the two leading actors of that time Sanjay and Aamir Khan together. Sanjay Dutt loved the concept of the film and immediately signed for it. But the other role did not impress Aamir Khan that much and so he rejected the offer. The role was then offered to Salman Khan and the movie was a huge success.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Aamir Khan was the first choice for this film but he rejected the role. The role was then offered to Shah Rukh Khan and the movie got released in 1995 and became the most successful film of that year and is still counted among the best Bollywood films of all time. In the same year, Aamir Khan’s Rangeela was also released but SRK won the award for Best Actor that year. Aamir Khan felt that he should have got an award for Rangeela. Post this incident, he stopped attending award ceremonies.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun
This is one of the iconic films of Rajshri productions and Salman Khan’s career. But before Salman, the role was offered to Aamir Khan but he rejected the film because he found the content boring. The movie was a blockbuster and made Salman Khan, a superstar.
After Laagan Ashutosh Gowarikar and Aamir had become good friends. And therefore Aamir was offered a role in Ashutosh’s next venture Swades, but he rejected it saying that he got bored with it. While Aamir decided not to be a part of Swades, he was still present at the inauguration of the movie.