Everybody who is anybody knows that Kareena Kapoor Khan is one of Bollywood’s most bankable stars. For the past many years, Begum Bebo has been delivering commercially successful movies and for those in the publishing industry, it is an open secret that great sales are guaranteed if you put Kapoor on the cover of your magazine.

Due to her status and star power, the 38-year-old can afford to reject multiple film roles – sometimes she’s forced to let a project go because of her tight schedule.

Here are five movies Kareena Kapoor Khan rejected which went on to become blockbusters.

Fashion

 

According to the Times of India, Kapoor was Madhur Bhandarkar’s first choice for the lead role in Fashion. However, the actress’ tight schedule prevented her from taking up the role and it ultimately went to Priyanka Chopra. Chopra went on to deliver a stellar performance and win a National Award in the process.

Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai

 

When the film released, it catapulted Ameesha Patel and Hrithik Roshan to superstardom immediately. Patel’s role was initially offered to Kapoor who even shot for a couple of days. However, according to TOI, the fierce actress walked out as she felt the movie focused on Hrithik a little too heavily. Other reports suggest that she dropped the role to act in JP Dutta’s Refugee.

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

 

Everybody in the industry would love to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali but this time around, it was Bhansali who wanted Kapoor to portray the role of Nandini in the film. However, the actress refused the role which ultimately became the one that firmly put Aishwarya Rai Bachchan into the public conscience.

Queen

 

We know what you’re thinking – “she refused this too?!” Yes, she did. According to Timesnownews, Kapoor didn’t think it was an ‘interesting project’. Well, Kangana Ranaut took up the role and started her reign as a true Bollywood queen.

Kal Ho Na Ho

 

 

Again, Timesnownews reports that Bebo refused the lead female role that ultimately went to Preity Zinta.