Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan: Dil Chahta Hai To Swades, 5 Major Roles The Star Said No To

On Hrithik Roshan's birthday, we look back at 5 iconic roles that Duggu turned down, including Swades and Dil Chahta Hai

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Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan: Dil Chahta Hai To Swades, 5 Major Roles The Star Said No To
On Hrithik Roshan's birthday, we look back at 5 iconic roles that Duggu turned down, including Swades and Dil Chahta Hai.     

1. Dil Chahta Hai: Farhan Akhtar told me he wanted  Hrithik  for the role that Saif Ali Khan played.  But  Hrithik wanted to  play Aamir’s role. So, in spite of being  very close  to  Farhan and  Zoya  he  said no to a film that went on to break the glass ceiling. Hrithik  was eventually directed by Farhan in the  war saga Lakshya.

2. Hamlet:  This was  just after  the rage that  was Kaho Na Pyar Hai. Hrithik was offered a chance  to  play Shakespeare’s most  complex  tragic  hero. Hrithik’s international career could have started  20 years ago when Tarsem Singh offered him a chance to Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a desi avatar. The project was to be titled, Aditya. However, Hrithik thought he was too new to the game to try anything that ambitious.He wanted to concentrate  on  his  desi career. Smart!

3: Swades: Before  Ashutosh Gowariker took this  epic project  to Shah  Rukh Khan he offered it to Hrithik who said he  just couldn’t relate to the script. This is considered SRK’s finest by many. Ashutosh  and  Hrithik  finally worked  together in Jodhaa Akbar and Mohenjo Daro.

4.Bajirao Mastani: Many think  Hrithik’s performance  in  Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish to be his finest. They’ve been  desirous  of  teaming up together ever since. Sanjay Bhansali did  offer Bajirao Mastani  to  Hrithik.Why did  the actor say no? Well, apparently he  felt  the role was similar  to  Jodhaa Akbar.

5. Thugs  Of  Hindostan: The entire project was planned with Hrithik Roshan. He sat over many discussions and sittings with Aditya Chopra for Thugs Of Hindostan. However the script, as it was shaping up, played the villain. Hrithik was not as happy with it. He suggested to Adi that they work on the script for some time more, as the script did not justify the Rs 160-crore budget. Adi agreed with Hrithik. He told Hrithik the script will be further developed before Hrithik is contacted. Hrithik told Adi to take his time. Whether two months one year, he will do the film whenever the script is ready. Apparently soon after this, director Victor Acharya met Aamir Khan. The two had worked together in Dhoom 3. Victor narrated the subject to Aamir and he loved it, as it was…no changes required. Victor grabbed the chance to work with Aamir again.

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