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Shahrukh Khan rejected 20 films and chose these four films; Why Shahrukh rejected Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ali Abbas Zafar, Madhur Bhandarkar’s films

By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Sep 5, 2020 – 17:22 hrs IST

After the failure of filmmaker Aanand L Rai’s Zero in 2018, Shah Rukh Khan thought of taking a break from films. After back-to-back failures, Shah Rukh Khan waited for the right scripts that would take his career to the heights once again. While on one hand people were eagerly waiting for Shahrukh’s next film, Shahrukh took a lot of time in it. But finally after reading about 50 scripts, finally Shahrukh Khan showed his interest in 20 scripts and also selected 4 scripts for his next film. Including – Social Comedy Drama by Rajkumar Hirani, Action Drama Pathan with Siddharth Anand, Quirky Comedy Drama with Raj & DK and Commercial Action film with Atlee Kumar.

Shahrukh Khan said no to many films

And now Bollywood Hungama has exclusively learned that even though some of Shahrukh’s films have proved to be flops, his stardom remains intact and hence many big filmmakers approached him to cast him in their film. Politely said no to everyone. Because Shahrukh no longer wanted to take any risk with his career.

Soon after Zero, Shah Rukh was about to salute the space traveler Rakesh Sharma biopic. But the actor left the film a few days before the shooting started. After this, Madhur Bhandarkar’s desi action film Inspector Ghalib came to Shahrukh. Although Shah Rukh really liked the concept of the film and his character, he felt that Madhur Bhandarkar might not be able to present him as a larger than life action hero. That’s why Shahrukh said no to this film.

Say no to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Sahir Ludhayanvi biopic

After this he got the Sahir Ludhayanvi biopic film by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But about this film, Shahrukh felt that it will become too serious and it is not right to take risk with it. That’s why he didn’t even say it. After this, Shahrukh was approached by his best friend Salman Khan Production’s film Guns of North in which Shahrukh was to play the role of Cop which is now being played by Salman himself. But Shahrukh politely declined it because the main character in the film was not his. While he was looking for a film in which the entire film revolved around his character.

After this Ali Abbas Zafar wanted to make a new version of Mr India with Shahrukh. The talk about this film had progressed to a great extent, but the negative character was chosen for Shahrukh, which the actor did not like. That’s why Shahrukh didn’t even ask for it. Apart from the above mentioned veteran filmmakers, filmmakers like Kabir Khan, Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar also want to do a film with Shahrukh and the talks are going on right now.

Read also: SCOOP: Shah Rukh Khan’s next action packed film Pathan with War director Siddharth Anand, Deepika Padukone also got a strong role?

Talking about Yash Raj Production’s film Pathan, the official announcement of this film of Shahrukh will be on Yash Chopra’s birthday on 27th September. Shahrukh will be seen in the lead role in the action-packed big budget film.



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