Bollywood celebrities rejecting movies that later go on to become huge hits is not a new thing in the industry. Shah Rukh Khan‘s blockbuster movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was initially offered to Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. Similarly, nations’ heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, has also rejected his fair share of movies. Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are one of the finest actors in Bollywood. They both share a great bond in real life. However, it cannot be denied that they are vicious competitors when it comes to becoming superstars.
There have been many instances when blockbusters given by Ranveer Singh were rejected Ranbir Kapoor. So, without further adieu let’s see the list of 5 Bollywood movies rejected by Ranbir Kapoor which proved successful for Ranveer Singh.
Band Baaja Baraat: Ranveer Singh made his Bollywood debut with Band Baaja Baraat but did you know the role was first offered to Ranbir Kapoor. However, during that time Ranbir Kapoor was busy shooting Anjaana Anjaani opposite Priyanka Chopra. The film not only earned Ranveer stardom but also won him IIFA and Filmfare Awards.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela: After making debut in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya, the director was interested to cast Ranbir Kapoor opposite Deepika Padukone in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. According to reports, Ranbir Kapoor refused to work in the movie as he after witnessing the debacle of Bhansali’s Saawariya. The role later went to Ranveer Singh. The movie not only became a huge hit, but Ranveer and Deepika’s love also blossomed on the sets of the film.
Dil Dhadakne Do: Ranbir Kapoor has in the past mentioned about his desire to work with Zoya Akhtar, but according to reports, whenever the filmmaker approached him for Dil Dhadakne Do, the actor had turned it down for the reasons best known to him. The role later went to Ranveer Singh and his performance in the movie was highly revered.
Befikre: Befikre producer Aditya Chopra initially wanted to cast Ranbir Kapoor to play the role opposite Vaani Kapoor in the movie. As per the reports, just like Band Bajaa Baarat Ranbir Kapoor rejected Befikre. This led to a cold war between Ranbir Kapoor and Aditya Chopra. The role later went on to Ranveer Singh who was praised for his performance.
Gully Boy: Last but not the least is Gully Boy filming Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and directed by Zoya Akhtar has received an overwhelming response at the box office, the movie was initially offered to Ranbir Kapoor. According to reports Ranbir has rejected the role as he didn’t want to play a subordinate to Ranveer Singh’s character in the movie.