6 Movies You Won’t Believe Were Turned Down By Anushka Sharma

6 Movies You Won’t Believe Were Turned Down By Anushka Sharma

1 May 18 @ 7:08 PM | By Ravi

She’s a model, actress and now producer, Anushka Sharma is all rolled in one. Rated among Bollywood’s top actresses of current times, with nearly 15 films in a short career span and sharing screen space with almost all top male lead actors of Bollywood, Anushka Sharma has finally announced her arrival. Anushka like any other actress has gone through her share of ups and down in her career where some of her films didn’t work while she lost out on some plum assignments at the same time for reasons best known to her. She had also rejected some endorsements that went against her morals. As the actress turns a year older today we dig in to find out below some of the movies rejected by Anushka Sharma. So, here are 6 prominent films that Anushka Sharma rejected:

  1. Baar Baar Dekho (2016)

    Director Nitya Mehra’s time travel film ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ was one of the films rejected by Anushka Sharma. Though producer Farhan Akhtar of Excel Entertainment first approached Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to play the lead in this romantic saga but the roles eventually went to Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra. ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ bit the dust at the box-office but Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s chemistry too looked sizzling on screen especially the ‘Kala Chashma’ song.

    Anushka Sharma rejected ‘Baar Baar Dekho’
    Anushka Sharma rejected ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ India.com
  2. Ki & Ka (2016)

    Yes, Anushka Sharma was the first choice of director R. Balki’s female lead in ‘Ki & Ka’. Anushka was first offered the role of Kia as the director wasn’t sure whether Kareena Kapoor would accept the role or not. But sadly, actress Anushka did not accept the role as she did not want to play a mother so early in her career. Eventually, Kareena did accept the offer and justified the role opposite Arjun Kapoor.

    Anushka Sharma rejected ‘Ki & Ka’
    Anushka Sharma rejected ‘Ki & Ka’ Youtube
  3. Aagadu (2014)

    This is one offer Anushka wouldn’t regret rejecting. This 2014 Telugu-action comedy film directed by Srinu Vaitla starring Mahesh Babu was turned down by Anushka a few years ago. Mahesh being a big star down south tries not to repeat his heroines but when Anushka was offered the female lead she turned it down quoting for a big price which the producer couldn’t afford. The film fell into Tamannaah Bhatia’s lap which couldn’t salvage the film at the box-office. Reportedly, Anushka also turned down films opposite Allu Arjun and Jr. NTR.

    Anushka Sharma turned down ‘Aagadu’
    Anushka Sharma turned down ‘Aagadu’ Yadtek.com
  4. Tamasha (2015)

    Anushka Sharma rejected Imtiaz Ali's ‘Tamasha’ as she felt that the role didn’t have much meat in it. Though the actress wanted to be a part of Imtiaz’s film but she also thought that people would find her and Ranbir’s pairing repetitive after the debacle of ‘Bombay Violet’ which had bombed at the box-office earlier. The role finally was played by Deepika Padukone. Anushka will now be seen opposite SRK in Imtiaz’s tentatively titled upcoming film ‘The Ring’.

    Anushka Sharma turned down ‘Tamasha’
    Anushka Sharma turned down ‘Tamasha’ The Logical Movie Reviews
  5. 2 States (2014)

    Many don’t know that the female lead in ‘2 States’ opposite Arjun Kapoor was first offered to Anushka Sharma but due to reasons best known to her and the producer of the film, she rejected it. The film based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel finally was done by Alia Bhatt as it went on to become a box-office success. Whether Anushka would’ve suited Alia Bhatt’s south Indian character role or not could be anyone’s guess.

    Anushka Sharma turned down ‘2 States’
    Anushka Sharma turned down ‘2 States’ Fuccha.com
  6. 3 Idiots (2009)

    Believe it or not, Anushka Sharma was auditioned for the role of Pia Sahastrabuddhe in Rajkumar Hirani’s ‘3 Idiots’ which eventually was played by Kareena Kapoor. While auditioning somehow director Rajkumar Hirani felt that they needed a more matured actress to play the character and so Anushka was rejected. But director Rajkumar Hirani did cast Anushka 5 years later in his ‘PK’ opposite Aamir Khan.

    Anushka Sharma rejected ‘3 Idiots’
    Anushka Sharma rejected ‘3 Idiots’ Filmibeat
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