Kajol is one of the best actresses in the Bollywood whose Bollywood career has reigned more than a decade. Her movies have always been a delight to watch. She is popular for working in majority of blockbuster films. But, this actress too has rejected films in her kitty. Here is the list of 7 films rejected by Kajol.
- Dil To Pagal Hai:
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol were popular for their sizzling on screen chemistry in the 90s. The role of Nisha (character name) was offered to Kajol initially; however, she turned it down because she didn’t want to play supporting role. The role was later played by Karisma Kapoor. The film went on to become the biggest blockbuster hit. Karisma Kapoor also won National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
2. Veer Zaara:
Veer Zaara is one of the most romantic films in Bollywood. The film ruled at the box office and received positive responses from the critics and the audience. Preity Zinta’s role in the movie was first offered to Kajol. However, the actress refused to play the part. The movie later won National Film Awards for the Best Film and Best Story.
Before Aishwaya Rai Bachchan, Kajol was first considered to play the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan. However, Kajol rejected the role. The film turned out to be the biggest Bollywood hit of the year. The on-screen chemistry between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan in the film received lot of accolades from the audience and the critics.
4. Dil Se:
This film was one of the highest grosser of the year. Before Manisha Koirala, Kajol was offered the role but she rejected the role for unknown reasons. The film not only won National Film Awards under the categories of Best Cinematography and Best Audiography, but also won Filmfare Awards under six categories. The crackling on screen chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala ruled the box office.
5. 3 Idiots:
Before signing Kareena Kapoor for the role, Kajol was offered the role in the film. She rejected the film and her loss turned out to be Kareena’s gain. The movie went on to become the highest grosser of the year. The film won National Film Award for the Best Popular Film and Best Lyrics. It also won Filmfare Awards under six categories and IIFA Awards under eight categories.
6. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna:
The role of Naina (character name) was first offered to Kajol who rejected the role owing to her busy schedule. The role was then played by Rani Mukerji. However, Kajol made a cameo appearance in the film. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna received number of Awards and many nominations. The film received positive response from the critics.
7. Chalte Chalte:
Initially, Rani Mukerji was offered the role who rejected it because she found the role similar to her role in the film Saathiya. The role was later offered to Kajol who too turned it down due to her busy schedule. But, Rani Mukerji later agreed to play the part. The film had a good run at the box office. It garnered positive reviews from the critics and the audience.