Madhuri Dixit Nene is one of the finest actresses in Bollywood. She ruled the Hindi film industry in the 90s. However, this actress too has a list of rejected movies. Here is the list of some big movies turned down by Madhuri Dixit Nene:
After the success of the film Raja, Indra Kumar wanted to cast Madhuri Dixit Nene in his directorial Ishq. However, the actress turned down the offer citing date issues. The role then went to Juhi Chawla. The film became a huge commercial success in 1997. The film also received positive response from the critics and the audience.
This film is known for Meenakshi Sheshadri’s outstanding performance. Before Meenakshi, Madhuri Dixit was first offered the lead role in Damini. However, Madhuri Dixit Nene had to reject the film owing to date issues. The role was then offered to Meenakshi Sheshadri. The movie turned out to be a blockbuster hit. The film won two National Film Awards under the category of Best Supporting Actor and Best Director.
- 1942: A Love Story:
After working with Madhuri Dixit Nene in Parinda, Vinod Chopra was keen to cast Madhuri in 1942: A Love Story. However, Madhuri had no dates for the film, and when she did, Vinod Chopra wasn’t showing any interest to accommodate her in the film. He said that she had no dedication to her craft. The role later went to Manisha Koirala. The film became a huge success at the box office.
Madhuri Dixit Nene was the first choice for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Khamoshi. However, the actress turned down the offer as she was busy with Prem Granth and had date issues. The role was later played by Manisha Koirala. The film became huge commercial success. Manisha Koirala won Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress and Sanjay Leela Bhansali won Critics Award for Best Movie.
Yash Chopra wanted to cast Madhuri Dixit Nene in Darr. As usual, Madhuri had date issues which made her to turn down the project. The role then went to Sridevi who suggested many changes in the script. Eventually, the role was offered to Juhi Chawla whose performance in the movie was lauded by the critics and the audience. Darr was the third highest-grossing film of 1993. The film also won National Film Awards under the category of National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
Subhash Ghai was keen to cast Madhuri Dixit Nene in a project titled Ganga. However, Madhuri told Subhash Ghai that he would have to wait for two to three years to cast her in the film. This led Subhash Ghai to drop the idea of casting Madhuri in the film. He then changed the story of the film and titled it as Pardes. The role of Ganga was then offered to Mahima Chaudhary. The film turned out to be a super hit movie.