There is no denying the fact that Kangana Ranaut is one of the most successful actresses of Hindi cinema. The three-time National Awards winning actress started her career with Anurag Basu’s Gangster and went on to appear in a number of successful films like Fashion, Tanu Weds Manu and Queen, to name a few. But instead of talking about her successful films, today we will have a look at films Kangana Ranaut turned down.
Sanjay Dutt Biopic
Yes, Kangana Ranaut was offered the upcoming biopic on superstar Sanjay Dutt, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role. Director Rajkumar Hirani wanted the Queen actress to play the role of Sanjay Dutt’s current wife, Manyata Dutt, but Kangana declined the offer as she thought her role was not powerful enough.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Next
According to reports, Kangana Ranaut was offered acclaimed filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s upcoming untitled film, featuring Shah Rukh Khan in the principal role, but she did not take up the project. Kangana has always been very vocal about the fact that she has no interest in doing a film with Khans if her role is not powerful enough.
Beyond The Clouds
Beyond The Clouds marks the acting debut of Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother, Ishaan Khattar. You will be surprised to know that Kangana Ranaut was offered a role in the movie, but she rejected it. The film is directed by Oscar-nominated Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi. How she mustered up the courage to say no to Majidi, we wonder.
When you ask an actress if she wants to share the screen space with superstar Salman Khan, the answer is always a prompt ‘Yes’. But Kangana Ranaut is not besotted with the superstardom of any Khan or Kumar. She wants a taut, solid script. The actress was approached to play the female lead opposite Salman Khan in Yash Raj Films’ Sultan, but she turned down the offer, saying that there can’t be two Sultans in a single film. The film then went to Anushka Sharma, who received praises from all corners for her performance in the movie. We wonder if Kangana regretted her decision after the humongous success of the film at the box office.
The Dirty Picture
Ekta Kapoor wanted Tanu Weds Manu actress to play late Silk Smitha in her biopic, The Dirty Picture. But Kangana Ranaut rejected the offer and then Vidya Balan came onboard. The film went on to become a blockbuster at the box office and earned Vidya National Award for Best Actress.