Bollywood is like an ocean of talent and potential, one cannot imagine how many amazing artists try to make it in Bollywood every day. But it’s a known fact that it’s the looks which sell more than the talent. There are thousands of struggling actors in the Mumbai city who fail to make it to the silver screen due to the cut throat competition.
You guys might not know that the Bollywood stars who are famous and successful today were rejected earlier for their looks, but they still made it through their hard work. They never gave up and managed to shut all their critics. They fulfilled their dreams and aspirations despite being told they could never do it.
So Let’s Take A Look At 10 Successful Bollywood Stars Who Were Rejected Earlier For Their Looks!
10. Konkona Sen Sharma
The actress faced a lot of rejections for many production houses because of her dusky looks. But Konkona kept trying and never took the rejections seriously. It was her sheer hard work and amazing acting talent which brought her success in the Bollywood.
9. Katrina Kaif
When she was trying to make a career in Bollywood, she was rejected in her earlier days and was told that her looks were “Too Firangi”. Many producers called her too foreign and believed she could never make it in the film industry, but Katrina Kaif proved them wrong.
8. Ajay Devgn
The Singham of Bollywood was also denied opportunities for his looks. He was told that a career in Bollywood is not his cup of tea, but look at him now!
7. Anushka Sharma
Could you imagine that Anushka was told that her looks were too plain for the film industry? Now she is a successful actress, a producer, and a businesswoman.
6. Amitabh Bachchan
Big B faced a lot of rejections for being too tall, some producers were not happy with his voice. How ironic is that his voice and height has now become his signature trademarks.
5. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has paid his dues and struggled extremely to make a career in the Bollywood. Due to his unconventional looks, he only got small roles in the films, but he never gave up, he kept trying and ultimately succeeded.
Many producers in the industry considered Tabu to be tomboyish. They believed that she could never become an actress, but Tabu left her mark in the industry with her strong performances.
3. Irrfan Khan
Like Nawaz, Irrfan too faced many rejections and harsh criticisms for his looks. But that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the best actors in the industry today.
2. Shah Rukh Khan
He started his career with television and soon entered the Bollywood. He was criticized by many for his chocolate boy kind of looks. But he proved them all wrong by his acting versatility.
1. Ranveer Singh
A famous director told Ranveer Singh that he could achieve success a lead actor in Bollywood. After his debut, many critics dimissed Ranveer for his unconventional looks.