Most of us think that the second lead role in any film is not that much important. Right? But, these roles also play an important role that no film can stand or survive without such roles. Here’s the list of these Bollywood celebs who refused to play the second lead in films. Know why?
Bollywood celebs do a lot of hard work to be the best in the competition. And, it is not easy to maintain the aura in this glamorous industry. Agreed? For that, you need to be very careful while playing the role in any film. As we know, every actor desire to play the lead role in any film. And, there is nothing wrong with it.
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- Second lead celebs are not able to gain attention as compared to lead one
- Every actor desire to play the lead role in his/her career
- Bollywood celebs who refused to play the second lead in films
Sometimes filmmakers make such films where it requires to cast two lead actors. But, almost A list celebs of Bollywood refused to play the second lead role in the film or they totally refuse to do the two-actor film. And, we do not blame them as they have to maintain their worth in the industry.
The reason behind refusing the second lead role is because it is well known that the second lead actors are not able to gain as much attention as lead actors do. However, this scenario has been changed a lot and there are so many examples to prove the same where the second lead roles managed to impress the audiences more as compared to the lead one. Yes, you read that right!
We have compiled a list of Bollywood stars who denied to play the second lead role in these successful films. Check them out!
Juhi Chawla – Dil Toh Pagal Hain
”Dil Toh Pagal Hain” was the blockbuster hit and the duo of Karisma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit was amazing. But there is more you don’t know about the film. Karisma Kapoor was not the first choice of Yash Raj. Yes, you heard it right, Juhi Chawla was the choice for the film. However, actress Juhi didn’t want to play the second lead so she turned down the offer.
Kajol – Dil Toh Pagal Hain
Many of us don’t know that Karisma Kapoor was the fifth choice for Nisha in ”Dil Toh Pagal Hain”. When Juhi denied playing the second lead, so it was offered to Kajol and the actress also rejected the offer.
Jacqueline Fernandez: Namastey England
Srilankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez refused to play the second lead in Namastey England opposite Parineeti Chopra. Later, the role was grabbed by Alankrita Sahai.
Farhan Akhtar – Gold
Akshay Kumar is one of the most successful actors in Bollywood. His film ”Gold” was a super hit film. Farhan Akhtar could also have been part of the film. As he was offered to play the second lead opposite Akshay but the A list actor lost the golden chance by refusing the offer.
Armaan Kohli – Deewana
Deewana film where Shah Rukh Khan played the second lead opposite Rishi Kapoor. But do you know SRK was not the first choice? SRK got the chance only when Armaan Kohli walks out of the film.
Ranbir Kapoor – Gully Boy
The handsome hunk of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor also refused to play the second role in Gully Boy. Yes, he was offered to play the second lead opposite Ranveer Singh. But, the actor said NO.
Hrithik Roshan – Main Hoon Na
We have seen Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan together on the same screen in ”Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham”. Hrithik Roshan was offered to play the role of Lucky in ”Main Hoon Na’‘ but the actor refused the offer.
Saif Ali Khan: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
We are sure ”Kuch Kuch Hota Hain” is almost everyone’s favourite that you can still watch. Right? It’s so good to see the brotherhood of SRK and Sallu together. But do you know, the second lead role was offered to Saif Ali Khan. Yes, but he denied playing the second lead.
Shah Rukh Khan – Rang De Basanti
The romance king of Bollywood is also on the list. SRK refused to play the role in ”Rang De Basanti”. Later, the role was played by R.Madhavan.
Salman Khan: Kal Ho Na Ho
Most of us don’t know about it, but Salman Khan was offered to play the second lead in ”Kal Ho Na Ho”. But Bhaijaan refused the offer and Saif Ali Khan bagged the role.
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