Second lead roles are thought to be useless but in reality these roles are also very important as no film can stand or survive without such roles. Even Priyanka Chopra played the second fiddle in Bajirao Mastaani and was more appreciated than Deepika Padukone. But still many of our Bollywood actors reject such roles and they only want to play the main lead in any movie, so let’s know who are those actors.
So here is a list of those 10 Bollywood actors who refused to play the second lead roles in these hit films!
1. Armaan Kohli in Deewana
Armaan Kohli was offered to play the second lead in the film Deewana but he rejected it as he wanted to do the lead role. This role was later offered to Shah Rukh Khan who slayed it and is now the King of Bollywood.
2. Farhan Akhtar
Gold was a super hit film and Akshay Kumar played the lead role in this film. Farhan Akhtar could also have been a part of this movie as he was offered the second lead role but he rejected it anyways.
3. Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor also refused to be a part of Gully Boy because he never wanted to play second lead in a film which had Ranveer Singh as its lead.
4. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan was offered to play the role of Lucky in the film Main Hoon Na but he refused to play that role and that role was then given to Zayed Khan.
5. Jacqueline Fernandes
Jacqueline Fernandes refused to play the second lead actress in Namastey London which had Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor as its lead. Alankrita Sahai then grabbed that role.
6. Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla was offered the second lead role in Dil Toh Pagal hai but refused as she didn’t want to be the second fiddle to Madhuri Dixit. Karishma Kapoor then bagged the same role and impressed us all.
7. Kajol Mukherjee Devgn
Not only Juhi Chawala but Kajol was also offered the same role but she refused to play the second lead to Madhuri Dixit.
8. Katrina Kaif
Katrina was offered the role of second lead actress in Barfi but she rejected it as Priyanka was the lead actress. This role later went on to Ileana D’Cruz who slayed it.
9. Saif Ali Khan
Remember Aman Mehra from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai? Saif Ali Khan would have played that role but eventually Salman Khan played Aman in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as the second lead to Srk.
10. Salman Khan
This may seem a bit ironic now but Salman Khan was offered to play the second lead in Kal Ho Na Ho which he rejected anyways and then Saif Ali Khan bagged this role. Amazing!