To expand its global reach, many Bollywood actors keep a look for numerous Hollywood roles. While some like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan have gotten several chances, many others also settle for a cameo and special roles for expanding their career.
However, it’s just one side of the story because there have been many Indian actors who have rejected roles in Hollywood films.
Check out the list below:
Shah Rukh Khan
The king of romance Shah Rukh Khan was offered the role of Anil Kapoor’s character in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. The B-town star thought that it did not suit his stature so he rejected it.
While Deepika was shooting for Farah Khan’s Happy New Year, she rejected a prominent role in the famous Furious 7 and set a perfect example of professionalism.
The khiladi of all the khiladis Akshay Kumar was getting a big break in Hollywood when he was offered a role in a film with Dwayne Johnson. But he was clear that he only wanted to entertain the Indian audience.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Probably the most famous Indian face in the world, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered the role of Briseis in Oscar-nominated film, Troy. But the former refused because she did not want to do intimate scenes with Brad Pitt.
The Greek God of Bollywood Hrithik Roshan was getting a chance to work in the second part of The Pink Panther but he refused for it.
Did you know that before She made it big in the west, thanks to her singing and TV career there, Priyanka Chopra also got an opportunity to work in the Immortals but she could not go ahead with the project because of her prior commitment to 7 Khoon Maaf.
The real challenge Irrfan Khan faced as an actor
was when he was offered a Christopher Nolan film, but had to turn down the
offer because of his other Bollywood projects.