Tollywood Superstars Who Regretted Rejecting Blockbusters

Tollywood Superstars Who Regretted Rejecting Blockbusters

31 May 18 @ 11:33 AM | By Vamsee Ajjampudi

Like Pawan Kalyan's dialogue in Attarintiki Daredi: 'Luck knocked on your door, but you were too busy sleeping to notice it', our star heroes have also kissed goodbye to luck due to their poor choices. Being actors, they are offered roles in various films. And being actors, they choose the projects which they think will work well & distance themselves from those films which they believe will fail. However, if those rejections turn out to be blockbusters then it not only causes regret to the star & it also gives others the scope to criticise & make fun of the actor's choices. However, it'd be fun to imagine how well our heroes careers would've shaped up if they had accepted such films. As the veracity of the older stars' rejections cannot be ascertained due to the lack of credible sources, we've listed out the Telugu movies rejected by stars of recent times which went on to become blockbusters.

  1. Prabhas Rejected Movies

    Prabhas courageously turned down Rajamouli's Simhadri for he didn't believe in his direction. However, after seeing how well it came out, a sad Prabhas humbly praised Rajamouli. Soon after, Rajamouli approached him for Chatrapathi. He also rejected Sukumar's Arya.

    Movies Rejected By Prabhas
    Movies Rejected By Prabhas
  2. NTR Rejected Movies

    Wonder what influenced Tarak to miss out on these blockbusters. His rejections have totaled to 9 and all of them have set the cash registers ringing. He rejected Dil, Arya, Athannokade, Krishna, Bhadra, Kick, Srimanthudu, Oopiri and Raja The Great. He regretted his negatory response about Bhadra for it went on to become a trendsetter in violence.

    Movies Rejected By NTR
    Movies Rejected By NTR
  3. Mahesh Babu Rejected Movies

    Mahesh Babu exercised caution during his rejections. He was Gautam Menon's first choice for Ye Maya Chesave. However, the star rejected the script for he felt it was bland and that it didn't suit him. Recently, he was offered the Gona Ganna Reddy part in Rudramadevi. However, he rejected the macho role as he felt that it didn't suit his persona. He also rejected the 2017 superhit film, Fidaa which was directed by Shekar Kammula.

    Movies Rejected By Mahesh
    Movies Rejected By Mahesh
  4. Suriya Rejected Movies

    Suriya was Puri's first choice for Businessman. However, due to scheduling conflicts, he opted out and he was promptly replaced by Mahesh Babu. The biggest regret that he missed out on a Rajamouli directorial. He regretted it his poor decision so much that he publicly apologised to Rajamouli at Sikander's audio launch.

    Suriya Rejected Movies
    Suriya Rejected Movies
  5. Ram Charan Rejected Movies

    Ram Charan rejected Yeto Vellipoindhi Manasu as he felt that it possess no potential to become a hit. He also rejected OK Bangaram as he wanted to act in films which bring in only money. As most Mani Ratnam films bag only awards, he rejected the film. Unfortunately for him, it went to become a critical and commercial blockbuster.

    Ram Charan Rejected Movies
    Ram Charan Rejected Movies
  6. Allu Arjun Rejected Movies

    Pandaga Chesko was first offered to Allu Arjun. However, due to scheduling conflicts, he turned it down and the film was then offered to Ram. The film went onto become a cash crop and became one of the biggest hits in Ram's career.

    Allu Arjun Rejected Movies
    Allu Arjun Rejected Movies
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  8. Manchu Manoj Rejected Movies

    For reasons unknown, Manoj passed the lead role offer in Racha. The role was then offered to Ram Charan who rocked the directionless youth's performance in the blockbuster which was lauded for its production values.

    Manchu Manoj Rejected Movies
    Manchu Manoj Rejected Movies
    Manchu Manoj
  9. Pawan Kalyan Rejected Movies

    Pawan Kalyan is another addition to this list. Pawan gutsily rejected a total of six films which are Idiot, Amma Nanna O Tamil Ammayi, Athadu, Pokiri, Mirapakay, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. Of all the above, he regrets the most on missing out on Athadu. As for Mirapakay, he acknowledged his poor decision in Gabbar Singh by uttering the film's title (Mirapakay) at the very end. It is worth mentioning that both Mirapakay & Gabbar Singh were directed by Harish Shankar.

    Pawan Kalyan Rejected Movies
    Pawan Kalyan Rejected Movies
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