‘We are all replaceable’ is an ultimate truth. From a common man to leaders all of us are replaceable. Even the superstars like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Kartik Aaryan, and many more have been replaced in the Bollywood movies reminding us that we all are dispensable!
Here are some Bollywood stars who were replaced by other actors in the popular movies:
1. Aishwarya Rai: Chalte Chalte
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, who romanced Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Mohabbatein’ and ‘Devdas’, was replaced with Rani Mukherji in ‘Chalte Chalte’. As per various sources, Salman was in a relationship with Aishwarya and their relationship had hit the rock bottom at that time. He had created a ruckus on the sets of Chalte Chalte. Due to which, SRK, who was also the producer of the movie, called it a good decision to replace Aish.
2. Taapse Paanu: Pati, Patni Aur Woh
Taapsee Pannu, who was allegedly asked to block the dates for Pati, Patni Aur Woh, was later replaced by Bhumi Pednekar. At that time, Taapsee Pannu called out the makers of the film for being unprofessional. She also shared how Bhumi Pednekar reached out to her to sort things out.
3. Kartik Aaryan: Dostana 2
In 2021, there was a huge controversy when filmmaker Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions officially announced that Kartik Aryan would be replaced in Dostana 2 due to creative differences.
4. Ranveer Singh: Bombay Velvet
During his appearance on Koffee With Karan season 7. Ranveer opened up about being replaced by Ranbir Kapoor in Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet. On the KWK sets, he said, “I was not rejected, K (Karan Johar). I was unceremoniously dropped because at the time I couldn’t justify the budget. My star value wasn’t high. But things have changed.”
5. Kareena Kapoor Khan: Devdas
As per sources, Bhansali had approached Kareena for Paro’s role in Shah Rukh Khan-Madhuri Dixit starrer Devdas. As per many reports, Kareena had also done a look test and was really looking forward to being a part of the film. But, she was later replaced by Aishwarya Rai. As she was reportedly removed without any prior notice, it irked Kareena a lot.
In an angry interview, Kareena called Bhansali a “confused” director and vowed to never work with him again. While talking to Filmfare, she said, “Sanjay Bhansali is a confused director. He is a person who does not stand by his word. He doesn’t have any morals and principles in life. Tomorrow, even if he is the next Raj Kapoor or Guru Dutt, and my films don’t do well and if I’m a flop actress, I will still not ever work with him”. However, later they patched up.
6. Aamir Khan: Darr
Yes, this might be a shocker to many. Yash Chopra replaced Aamir Khan with Shah Rukh Khan in Darr. In one of the old interviews, Aamir opened up about the reason why he was dropped from the movie. In an interview Aamir revealed that he wanted to do Darr but he was thrown out of the film because he asked too many questions. He also shared that he was kicked out of the movie because he asked for a joint script reading session with Sunny Deol to be on the same page, which may have made the makers uncomfortable.
7. Arjun Kapoor: Kabir Singh
One of the most loved performances of actor Shahid Kapoor was in the movie Kabir Singh. While many can’t imagine anyone else in the role of Kabir Singh now, but do you know that Shahid wasn’t the first choice. As per many sources, actor Arjun Kapoor was the maker’s first choice. He was initially offered this role. But, after makers met Shahid, they changed their mind.
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