Happy Birthday Kangana Ranaut: Big banner movies that the 32 year old rejected
Updated On : 23 Mar 2019,02:10 PM
Kangana Ranaut once made news when she turned down a fairness cream endorsement bagged with a hefty paycheck because she didn't want to spread unrealistic beauty standards. But this was not time the gutsy actress turned down apparently alluring offers. She has always set her priorities straight and choose meaningful cinema over commercial potboilers, characters that did justice to her acting chops and not merely second fiddle to big names.
The Salman Khan starrer blockbuster movie was initially offered to Kangana Ranaut her ease in delivering dialogues with Haryanvi diction. Kangana however, had other plans and the movie passed on to Anushka Sharma.
One of the most powerful and difficult roles in Bollywood, that of Silk Smitha in Ekta Kapoor-produced comedy-drama, Dirty Picture was first offered to Kangana. Vidya Balan took the baton and did complete justice to her role.
Kangana was reportedly offered the part of the female lead in Akshay Kumar’s Airlift. However, the actress couldn’t take it up at the time as the role of the female lead wasn't significant enough to entice Kangana. Eventually, the role went to Nimrat Kaur, who pulled an impressive performance.
Kangana Ranaut time and again made way for leading Bollywood heroines because she didn't want to play parts where the titular role goes to the hero and if he is paid more than her. The same happened with another big Salman movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan that she refused citing pre-commitments and let Kareena take her place.
Aanand L. Rai who has directed Kangana in Tanu Weds Manu before wanted to en-cash on the success she had with the actress before and cast her opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Zero. But the actress rejected the role and Katrina Kaif was roped in. The film failed to work at the box office, and Kangana had the last laugh.