10 Rare Audition’s Of Famous Bollywood Stars Before They Made It Big

10 Rare Audition’s Of Famous Bollywood Stars Before They Made It Big

6 Apr 17 @ 10:45 AM | By Ravi

It’s not only the newcomers who feel the heat before attaining stardom but also the star kids who have to undergo rigorous training and struggle before they make it big. Every Bollywood actor’s struggle to stardom starts by joining an acting school to learn the nuances of acting. An actor creates his portfolio, gives auditions for roles in movies and also tries his/her hand at acting or directing amateur short films or videos. Some get a break and go on to make it big on screen whereas some continue their struggle. Here we have compiled a list of 10 such audition videos of Bollywood celebrities before they got their first break in Bollywood films.

  1. Salman Khan auditioning for 'Maine Pyar Kiya'

    Believe it or not, superstar Salman Khan too had to audition to play the lead in the then debutant director Sooraj Barjatya’s blockbuster ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ in the late 80’s. Salman who made his Bollywood debut in 1988 with ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’ went unnoticed in the film, so had to restart from the beginning to play the lead. This rare Salman Khan audition videotape footage was taken before he was signed to play Prem in ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’.


  2. Alia Bhatt auditioning for 'Student Of The Year'

    Very few know that Alia Bhatt achieved stardom the hard way. She didn’t bag her first role in Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’just because she was filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter but had to undergo the rigmaroles of bagging a role by auditioning for it. This rare audition video footage of Alia Bhatt was captured before she was signed on to debut in ‘SOTY’ alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan.


  3. Arjun Kapoor auditioning for 'Virus Diwan'

    Arjun Kapoor being the son of famous producer Boney Kapoor and nephew of actor Anil Kapoor didn’t have it easy either to enter Bollywood. Arjun had to do undergo his bit of struggle before being signed for Yashraj’s ‘Ishaqzaade’ in 2012. As a matter of fact, Arjun had auditioned for another film for Yashraj titled ‘Virus Diwan’ which got shelved. He also collaborated on a short film with fellow mate Varun Dhawan before signing his first film.


  4. Varun Dhawan (White Mountain)

    Varun Dhawan had collaborated with Arjun Kapoor in a short film named ‘White Mountain’ which was a part of their film project while attending Barry John’s Acting Studio course. The short film was cinematographed, written and directed by Varun Dhawan himself as he also played a part in it. This was much before he got auditioned for ‘Student Of The Year’ and was selected to play the second lead alongside Sidharth Malhotra.


  5. Anushka Sharma (Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi)

    Anushka Sharma didn’t have it that easy before hitting the big league of actresses. Anushka Sharma too auditioned a few times (including Raj Kumar Hirani’s Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK’) while preparing as an actress. This rare Anushka Sharma audition clip displays her acting prowess before she bagged Aditya Chopra’s ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’.


  6. Ranveer Singh auditioning for 'Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl'

    Ranveer Singh’s audition is a prime example of a celeb’s starting point in acting who had enrolled at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute. Ranveer didn’t have it easy as he too gave a few auditions before getting his big break in YRF’s ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ in 2010. Though ‘Band Baaja Baraat’ released first but it was ‘Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl’ for which he was auditioned. Have a look at both the videos where he is auditioned before he became a star.


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  8. Omi Vaidya auditioning for '3 Idiots'

    Omi Vaidya aka Chatur from ‘3 Idiots’ was nothing but howlarious. As per director Rajkumar Hirani, the character of Chatur was a rather small one but after Omi auditioned for the role the filmmaker thought of developing the character further and the result was amazing. Watch Omi auditioning for Chatur which is a must watch if you are a fan of ‘3 Idiots’.

  9. Manjot Singh auditioning for 'Udaan'

    Lesser known actor Manjot Singh too had to audition for his roles before hitting big time. Though Manjot did get noticed in his debut film in Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ but had to start all over again by auditioning for films like ‘Udaan’, ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Shaitan’. Unfortunately, post 'Udaan' audition the role finally went to Rajat Barmecha who was more apt for the role. Here’s Manjot’s audition video for ‘Udaan’.


  10. Gautam Gulati auditioning for 'Aashiqui 2'

    Actor, host, model and Bigg Boss 8 winner, Gautam Gulati also auditioned for ‘Aashiqui 2’. However, he couldn’t bag the role as the actor later debuted on the small screen by playing the role of Suraj's younger brother in popular TV soap ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’. Gautam later made his Bollywood appearance in some lesser known films till he got noticed in Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Azhar’ where he played Ravi Shastri. Watch Gautam Gulati’s audition video below.


  11. Karan Wahi auditioning for 'Aashiqui 2'

    Surprisingly, famous TV actor Karan Wahi who starred in the famous TV soap ‘Dill Mill Gayye’ had auditioned to bag a role in Mohit Suri’s ‘Aashiqui 2’. Besides working in TV serials, Karan had participated in stage and TV shows and also hosted several award functions. In the clip below Karan is shown executing a piece of dialogue. Eventually, he lost the role to Shaad Randhawa but later debuted in a supporting role in Habib Faisal's ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ in 2014. Watch Karan Wahi’s audition tape here.