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    15 Bollywood Actors Who Almost Got Cast In Popular Roles But Ultimately Didn’t

    Imagine Chak De! India with Salman Khan!

    1. Did you know that Sidharth Malhotra was actually the first choice to play Ayushmann Khurrana's character in Badhaai Ho?

    2. And that Kiara Advani's breakout role in Lust Stories was first offered to Kriti Sanon.

    3. Alia Bhatt was the first choice to play Kiara Advani's role in Shershaah.

    4. Not many people know this but both Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor were contenders when it came to essaying the titular character (aka Shahid Kapoor's role) in Kabir Singh.

    5. Shahid Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha were actually supposed to play the leads in Raanjhanaa. Although the latter's involvement was refuted by Sonam Kapoor.

    6. TIL that Shah Rukh Khan was approached to play Tiger in Ek Tha Tiger, a role that ultimately fit Salman Khan like a glove.

    7. And that Salman Khan rejected Shah Rukh Khan's role in Chak De! India.

    8. Both Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan were offered to play Shah Rukh Khan's role in Swades. Yes!

    9. Preity Zinta's role in Veer-Zaara was first offered to Kajol.

    10. Ranbir Kapoor turned down Hrithik Roshan's role in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

    11. And both Ranbir and Shah Rukh Khan were considered for the role that Aamir Khan ultimately ended up playing in 3 Idiots.

    12. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif were the original choices to play Vidya Balan and Ameesha Patel's respective roles in Bhool Bhulaiyaa.

    13. Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Priyanka Chopra Jonas were all, at one point, either offered or cast in Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's respective roles in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.

    14. Sushant Singh Rajput's role in PK was offered to both Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.

    15. And finally, at some point, there were reports that Sylvester Stallone (YES) would be playing the role of Salman Khan's coach in Sultan. The role ultimately went to Randeep Hooda.