List of Bollywood stars who said no to Sanjay Leela’s Directorial movie Ram Leela

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Published by Shifa Naz on 16 Nov 2018

The superhit movie Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram Leela of the Indian Cinema directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is an enormous contribution to Bollywood. The sizzling and extreme chemistry was shown on screen, which brought Ranveer and Deepika a bit more closer in real life, this movie gave Bollywood, one of the hottest couples called as DeepVeer of the B-town. The couple got married recently on 14th and 15th of November, but the two apart from Ram Leela featured in Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat which were again helmed by Sanjay.

But here we are not talking about the couple and their on-screen chemistry, instead we in this article will feature the name of those stars who were the firstmost choice of the Director, but due to many reasons, ultimately Deepika and Ranveer bagged the role, so here is the sneaky list of the actors who were the first choice for the film.

1. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Sanjay’s favourite choice Aishwarya Rai Bachchan whom who had worked in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, wanted her to be a part of Ramleela and had approached her for a special role, but due to some reason, she rejected the role.

2. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Sanjay picked Kareena for the role of Leela, and she even went for the dress rehearsal, since the dates clashed with another film, she said no to Sanjay.

3. Ranbir Kapoor

After Kareena rejected due to date issue, it was being reported that even Ranbir Kapoor was approached for the film.

4. Harshvardhan Rane

The role played by Sharad Kelkar was first offered to Harshvardhan, Sharad played the character of Leela’s elder brother, as Harsh declined to play the role.

5. Priyanka Chopra

Reportedly, after Kareena backed out of the project, the role had landed directly to Priyanka Chopra. But even she rejected the role because of some issues and later did a hit item song for the same.

6.Madhuri Dixit

Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Madhuri Dixit to do the special dance number in the film, which she declined to do, which was finally done by Priyanka.

7.Imran Abbas Naqvi

Imran Abbas, who had made his Bollywood debut with Creature, was also approached for the role of Ram. But since he was bound by some contract at that time, he had to refuse for the role.

Stay tuned to know more such exciting revelation of the B-town.

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