It’s true that Bollywood stars vie for roles in Hollywood so that they can have a global image. And while some names like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan and Anil Kapoor have bagged meaty projects in Hollywood, a lot of others even settle for cameos and blink-and-miss roles to further their career in cinema.
But that’s only one side of the story. Because there have been many instances where our desi stars have turned down ambitious Hollywood projects. Don’t believe me? Here are 10 Bollywood actors who rejected mainstream roles in Hollywood movies.
1. Shah Rukh Khan – Slumdog Millionaire
The King of Bollywood had the chance to make an international debut with Danny Boyle’s Indian saga Slumdog Millionaire. According to reports, SRK was offered Anil Kapoor’s character in the movie. However, the Indian superstar thought the role was not suited for him and turned it down. The role eventually went to Anil Kapoor and opened the doors of Hollywood for him!