Top 8 films rejected by Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif’s performance at the box office has always been appreciated. Given the fact about her past blockbusters, many thought that this actress would run for movies that are only money spinners, however, she too has a list of rejected movies. Here is the list of 8 movies that she rejected.

Chennai Express:

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Deepika Padukone’s career advanced post the release of Chennai Express. The film turned out to be one of the biggest blockbusters. Before Deepika Padukone was zeroed down to play the lead in Chennai Express, it was Katrina Kaif who was first offered the role. However, she refused to play the part because of her apprehensions about the character, as it required to work on the language and accents to essay the role convincingly.

Bajirao Mastani:

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Bajirao Mastani was lauded by the audience and the critics as well. The posters of the film garnered a lot of appreciation ever since it was released. Katrina Kaif turned down the offer to play opposite Ranveer Singh as she considered him too junior for her to star. Other actresses like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rani Mukerji were too considered to play the role, however, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra were later finalized to play the part.

Ram Leela:

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This was the second time that Katrina Kaif lost the chance to work with Ranveer Singh. Before Deepika Padukone, it was Katrina Kaif who was offered to play Leela in Ram Leela, however, she rejected the movie for the reasons best known to her. The movie became the biggest blockbuster hits crossing the 100 crore club.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani:

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Karan Johar had considered Katrina Kaif to play opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. But, she couldn’t do the film due to date issues. However, Karan Johar then had to cast Deepika Padukone in the film. Her loss became the gain of Deepika Padukone. The film became the highest grosser and was loved by the audience and the critics.


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As per the reports, Katrina Kaif wanted to go out of her comfort zone and do more meaningful movies. However, she rubbished all such rumours by turning down Chakravyuh. Katrina Kaif’s role was then offered to Esha Gupta. The film starring Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal and Esha Gupta received not so good response at the box office.


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Singham became the highest grosser which starred Ajay Devgn in the lead role. Katrina Kaif was the first choice before Kajal Aggarwal was signed for the movie.Reports suggest that Katrina wasn’t too keen to work with Ajay Devgn, hence, she point-blank rejected the film offer and sent the script back to Rohit Shetty.


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Before Priyanka Chopra was chosen to play the role in Gunday, Katrina Kaif was the first choice for the film. However, Katrina Kaif rejected the film citing date issues. It seems that Katrina Kaif had all the time to work with the Khans of Bollywood, therefore, she chose to reject Gunday starring Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

Half Girlfriend:

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Katrina Kaif rejected the movie citing reasons that she has already acted with older actors in her past films and that she cannot do justice to the character of a young college going girl. Her rejection led Shraddha Kapoor play the role opposite Arjun Kapoor. However, this Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor starrer failed to impress the audience and the critics, thereby, leading to failure at the box office.