Shah Rukh Khan’s hit film was rejected by 5 actors Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is called the King of Bollywood. He has given one superhit film in his career. One of his famous films was released 21 years ago, which is still discussed today. After its release, the film not only grossed huge but also won 5 National Awards. The name of this movie is ‘Devdas’. The film was offered to 5 stars but all of them turned it down for one reason or another. Let’s know which stars rejected this movie.
It turned out to be the most expensive film of 2002.
‘Devdas’ is said to be the most expensive film of the year 2002. It starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff in lead roles. Directed by famous director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film spent Rs 20 crore on the sets alone. Madhuri Dixit’s lehenga cost 15 lakhs and 600 sarees were arranged for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Five stars rejected the film.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to make ‘Devdas’ with Salman Khan but turned down the offer. At the same time, the role of Chennilal was offered to Govinda, Manoj Bajpayee and Saif Ali Khan before Jackie Shroff, but none showed any interest. Madhuri played the role of Chandramukhi but her first choice was Sushmita Sen. It is said that he could not be a part of the film due to work commitments.
The film won 5 National Awards after its release.
After Salman Khan’s refusal, Shah Rukh Khan was offered ‘Devdas’ and he immediately agreed. After its release, the film did a great job at the box office. ‘Devdas’ did a worldwide business of Rs 90 crores. Shah Rukh Khan’s acting was well discussed in the cinema corridors. The film won the National Awards for Best Entertainer, Best Popular Film, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Choreography. Along with this, Shah Rukh Khan was also honored with the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
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