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10 Indian Actors Who Rejected Big Hollywood Movies

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10 Indian Actors Rejected Hollywood Movies !

It’s always a dream for Bollywood celebrities to act in Hollywood so that they can have a global image and while some Indian celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan have managed to act in substantial roles in Hollywood, a lot of others even settle for cameos and blink-and-miss roles to further their career in cinema.

But do you know ? There are some Bollywood stars who have rejected Hollywood movies. Let’s take a look at some of them –

10 Indian Actors Rejected Hollywood Movies !

10. Deepika Padukone – The Fast And Furious 7

10 Bollywood Actors Who Rejected The Hollywood Movies !

Deepika padukon Fast and Furious 7

Hollywood actors are considered much more professional than their desi counterparts. Nipping the perception in the bud, Deepika Padukone set an example of professionalism by turning down a mainstream role in Furious 7 as she was busy shooting for Farah Khan’s Happy New Year! That is some loyalty towards your mentor Deepika!

9. Madhuri Dixit – An Untitled Hollywood Movie

10 Bollywood Actors Who Rejected The Hollywood Movies !

Madhuri Dixit Hollywood

Buzz was rife some time ago that an upcoming Hollywood film may have the name of Madhuri Dixit Nene in its star cast. The role required Madhuri to play herself in a cameo which was supposed to be a dream sequence in the movie which traced the journey of an American girl who aspires to become a Bollywood actress. Despite being offered a huge pay packet, Madhuri did not consider the offer owing to the length of her role.

8. Akshay Kumar – Untitled Hollywood Movie Alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Akshay Kumar The Rock

10 Bollywood Actors Who Rejected The Hollywood Movies !

Akshay Kumar is the biggest action star of India and his daredevil stunts are in the league of Hollywood’s toughest men like Jackie Chan, Jean Claude, Van Damme and Jason Statham. No wonder when a big Hollywood studio had to cast an Asian face with action star Dwayne Johnson, Akshay Kumar was a natural choice. However, maintaining his stand of staying clear of Hollywood movies, Akshay turned down the coveted opportunity and stuck to entertaining Indian audiences.

10 Indian Actors Rejected Hollywood Movies !

7. Shah Rukh Khan – Slumdog Millionaire

10 Bollywood Actors Who Rejected The Hollywood Movies !

Shah Rukh Khan – Slumdog Millionaire

SRK, The King of Bollywood had the chance to make an international debut with Danny Boyle’s Indian saga Slumdog Millionaire. According to reports, SRK was offered Anil Kapoor’s character in the movie. However, the Indian superstar thought the role was not suited for him and turned it down. The role eventually went to Anil Kapoor and opened the doors of Hollywood for him!

6. Priyanka Chopra – Immortals

Priyanka Chopra – Immortals

She might have become the latest Indian toast in the West after her singing and TV career took off brilliantly, but not many know that the talented actress had a bigger opportunity early on in life. Priyanka Chopra was offered an important role in the Hollywood hit ‘Immortals’ which she couldn’t pursue because of her prior commitment to ‘7 Khoon Maaf.’ Priyanka’s loss became Frieda Pinto’s gain as the Slumdog actress went on to strengthen her footing in Hollywood with the movie.

10 Indian Actors Rejected Hollywood Movies !

5. Ronit Roy – Zero Dark Thirty

Ronit Roy – Zero Dark Thirty

Ronit Roy is one of the finest actors in India. It was just a matter of time before his intense acting performances caught Hollywood’s eyes. However, even Ronit wouldn’t have imagined being offered a role in the Oscar award winning movie Zero Dark Thirty. But being a thorough professional that he is, Ronit gave priority to work (Student Of The Year) closer home which had already started and let the opportunity pass with a heavy heart.

4. Aishwarya Rai – Troy

Aishwarya Rai – Troy

Arguably well-known Indian face in Hollywood, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was offered a role opposite none-other-than Brad PittWolfgang Peterson offered the role of ‘Briseis’ to Aishwarya in Troy. However, the role’s demand of cozying up with Brad Pitt didn’t go down well with Aish and she let go of the opportunity.

10 Indian Actors Rejected Hollywood Movies !

3. Hrithik Roshan – The Pink Panther

Hrithik Roshan – The Pink Panther

Hrithik Roshan, has always resisted the temptation of working in Hollywood despite his global  looks, killer physique and breath-taking dance moves. No wonder when the role of ‘Vicente’ was offered to Hrithik in the  second installment of The Pink Panther franchise, Roshan didn’t take long to turn it down.

2. Irrfan Khan – Interstellar

Irrfan Khan – Interstellar

It takes nerves of steel and the professionalism of Irrfan Khan to reject a Christopher Nolan movie! Irrfan Khan had to take the most difficult decision of his life when he was offered Matt Damon’s part in Interstellar which required him to camp in the US for four months. However, Irrfan wanted to shuttle to India in between to complete the filming of ‘The Lunchbox’ and ‘D-Day’. When Nolan didn’t allow Irrfan to move base for 4 months,  Irrfan ultimately decided to let go of the film.

1. Dilip Kumar – Lawrence of Arabia

Dilip Kumar – Lawrence of Arabia

Best for the last Dilip Kumar the classy Indian Actor rejected a lead role in the international project. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) by director David Lean. However, the reasons for Dilip Kumar not pursuing the offer are unknown. The role eventually went to Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.

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Naseeruddin Shah – Harry Potter Series

naseeruddin shah dumbledore

After the death of Richard Harris, director of Harry Potter showed some interest to cast Bollywood Actor Naseeruddin Shah as Dumbledore. Unfortunately, due to some unknown reasons Naseeruddin Shah refused to give audition for this role.

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20 Bollywood Actors Dubbed Hollywood Movies In Hindi


20 Bollywood Actors Dubbed Hollywood Movies In Hindi

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20 Top Bollywood Actors Dubbed Hollywood Movies In Hindi

There are so many voice artist in India who provide their voices in Hindi dub Foreign Movies and we don’t even know the name of most of them. Now a days Indian audience is taking interest in Hollywood and Bollywood actors too want to be part of them. So we bring to you the list of – 15 Top Bollywood Actors Dubbed Hollywood Movies In Hindi. Enjoy…

20. Vinay Pathak – Rio (2011)

Vinay Pathak Rio

Vinay Pathak is best known for his comic appearance as Bharat Bhushan in Bheja Fry Movies and Asif Iqbal in Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006). Alongside with Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Ranvir Shorey, Vinay has dubbed Will.I.Am as Padro in Rio (2011) Movie.

20 Top Bollywood Actors Dubbed Hollywood Movies In Hindi

19. Sonakshi Sinha – Rio 2 (2014)

Sonakshi Sinha Rio 2

Yes, Sonakshi the Rowdy girl. She is best known for Dabangg 1-2, Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Son Of Sardar (2012). After the success of Rio 1 (Hindi Version), officials choose her for the Hindi voice for Anne Hathaway as Jewel in Rio 2 (2014). Originally, Sunidhi Chauhan dubbed this role in first part.

20 Top Bollywood Actors Dubbed Hollywood Movies In Hindi

18. Imran Khan – Rio 2 (2014)

15 Top Bollywood Actor Dubbed Foreign Movies In Hindi

Imran Khan Rio 2

Imran Khan is the nephew of actor perfectionist Aamir Khan. He is best known for romantic comedy ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na‘, Delhi Belly (2011), Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011). Imran Khan dubbed the character of Jesse Eisenberg as Blu in Rio 2 (2014). This character was dubbed by Shaan in first movie.

17. Sonu Sood – The Legend of Hercules (2014)

15 Top Bollywood Actor Dubbed Foreign Movies In Hindi

Sonu Sood Hercules

Sonu Sood is fluent in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu languages is popular foe his roles in basically many Tamil and Telugu origin movies as well as Bollywood. He also provided his voice to Kellan Lutz as Hercules/Alcides in Hindi version of The Legend of Hercules (2014).

16. Chunky Pandey – Cars 2 (2011)

15 Top Bollywood Actor Dubbed Foreign Movies In Hindi

Chunky Pandey Cars 2

Chunky Pandey who came to fame with a supporting character in ‘Tezaab‘ and best known for his comic character Akhri Pasta in Housefull Trilogy. As per our knowledge he dubbed John Turturro‘s character ‘Francesco Bernoulli‘ in Cars 2 (2011). Although no official statement is given by Chunky or dubbing studio. But you can clearly recognize Chunky‘s voice and accent of Akhiri Pasta (Housefull) during movie.

15. Vivek Oberoi – The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014)

15 Top Bollywood Actor Dubbed Foreign Movies In Hindi

Vivek Oberoi

Vivek is best known for Saathiya, Masti, Yuva, Omkara, Krrish 3 and Grand Masti. The Amazing Spiderman (2012) was a hit in India so Vivek was chosen to voice antagonist, Jamie Foxx as Electro in The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014).

20 Top Bollywood Actors Dubbed Hollywood Movies In Hindi

14. Anupam Kher – UP (2009)

Anupam Kher

Mr. Anupam Kher has appeared in more than 300 movies and plays and English language movies too. We don’t need to described him anymore. Although you did notice his voice in this movie, Anupam Kher dubbed Ed Asner as Carl Fredricksen in Hindi version of Up (2009).

13. Kabir Bedi – Prince Of Persia- The Sands Of Time (2010)

Kabir Bedi Prince Of Persia

Kabir has acted in over 60 Indian films as well as foreign movies and TV series. Besides acting, he has also dubbed for Nizam (Ben Kingsley) in Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time (2010) and Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm in Fantastic Four (2015).

12. Javed Jaffrey – The Incredibles (2004)

Javed Jaffrey

Javed an Indian Actor, Voice Over Artist, Dancer, Comedian, in short multy-telented artist. He is best known for character as Manav Shrivastav in Dhamaal Movies. As dubbing artist, Javed dubbed TV shows like Takeshi’s Castle, Ninja Warrior, Talespin and many others. He has dubbed main antagonist in The Incredibles (2004) and Die Hard (1995).

11. Arjun Kapoor – Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)

Arjun Kapoor Buck

Arjun Kapoor who is best known for his movies like Ishaqzaade, Gunday and 2 States also dubbed the character of Simon Pegg as Buck in 5th installment of animated movie, Ice Age: Collision Course (2016). Rajesh Khattar dubbed Buck in 3rd part.

10. Varun Dhawan – Captain America- Civil War (2016)

Varun Dhawan

Young star came to fame with ‘Student Of The Year (2012) and praised for his acting in Badlapur (2015). He recently dubbed Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evan) in Captain America Civil War (2016).

9. Priyanka Chopra – The Jungle Book (2016)

Priyanka Chopra The Jungle Book

Priyanka Chopra is currently busy in Hollywood doing Baywatch (2017) and Quantico (2015) Show. Meanwhile she also provided her beautiful voice to Scarlett Johnsson‘s character Kaa in The Jungle Book (2016).

8. Om Puri – The Jungle Book (2016)

Om Puri Bagheera

The Jungle Book has a special place in the hearts of Indian Audience. As director chose some of the great actors to voice in English,Bollywood also chose its best for the film. Om Puri dubbed Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) in Hindi version of The Jungle Book (2016)

7. Irrfan Khan – The Jungle Book (2016)

Irrfan Khan

We need not to introduce Irrfan Khan, his realistic acting does itself. He has worked in many Hollywood flicks including The Namesake (2006), A Mighty Heart (2007), Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and many more. And about Hindi Dubbing, Irrfan has dubbed himself in Hindi in Jurassic World (2015), Life Of Pi (2012) and He also dubbed Bill Murray as Baloo in Hindi version of The Jungle Book (2016).

6. Akshay Kumar – Transformers- Dark Of The Moon (2011)

Akshay Kumar Transformers

Khiladi Kumar or The Hit Machine, he is well known for his roles in Hera Pheri, Housefull and Khiladi Series. He also provided his Hindi voice to Jumbo The Elephant in Jumbo (2008) and Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) in Hindi version of ‘Transformers-Dark Of The Moon (2011).  Akshay Kumar did this movie without any fees,

5. Shahrukh Khan – The Incredibles (2004)

Shah Rukh Khan Incredibles

King Khan who is well known Actor in India as well as aboard. Besides acting, he has also dubbed for the character of Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible in Pixar’s animated flick The Incredibles. This movie is released in Hindi as ‘Hum Hain Lajawaab‘.

4. Parineeti Chopra – BFG (2016)

Parineeti Chopra BFG

If Priyanaka Chopra can dub a character why can’t her sister. Parineeti Chopra dubbed the character of Ruby Barnhill as Sophie in BFG (2016).

3. Gulshan Grover – BFG (2016)

Gulshan Grover BFGHere comes the Bad-Man. Gulshan Grover is well know for his negative roles in Bollywood. His character in BFG Movie is also negative. Gulshan Grover dubbed the character of Jemaine Clement as the Fleshlumpeater.

2. Amitabh Bhachchan – BFG (2016)

Amitabh Bachchan BFG

Amitabh Bachchan is a well known name in Bollywood. He is well praised for his acting skills since he entered in Bollywood. This is the first time he dub any character for any Hollywood movie. Amitabh Bachchan dubbed the character of Mark Rylance as the BFG (2016) alongside Parineeti Chopra and Gulshan Grover.

1. Nana Patekar – The Jungle Book (2016)

Nana Patekar Shere Khan

Yes Nana Patekar the winner of many National Film Award, Filmfare Awards and our hearts also dubbed for Shere Khan in both The Jungle Book (2016) movie alongside Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri and others as well as The Jungle Book TV Series (1989).

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Amrish Puri – Ramayan: The Legend Of Prince Rama (1992)

Amrish Puri Ravana

Lt. Legend Amrish Puri who is widely praised by audience for his brilliant acting as main villein. He acted in many Hindi and English movies. Beside acting he was also known for his heavy voice. He dubbed Himself and some additional character in Gandhi (1982) and Ravana in Indo-Japan animated movie Ramayan: The Legend Of Prince Rama (1992).

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