Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Gangubai Kathiawadi

Currently, Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi is one of the biggest films that has been released in recent time. Apart from the gripping plot and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s terrific direction, the other thing that people can’t stop marvelling at is Alia’s performance as the mafia queen, the brothel owner. She has showcased a powerful performance that has compelled people to watch her in the theatres. As the film is already setting the cash registers ringing, you will be shocked that such a meaty and powerful role was earlier rejected by some other celebs before Alia Bhatt was signed for the film. Not just Alia’s role, other supporting roles were also rejected by some of the renowned faces of Bollywood.

Speaking of which, stars like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Parth Samthaan have rejected Gangubai Kathiawadi in the past. Not just rejected, some didn’t even evolve from the nascent stage. Take a look at their reason here:


1. Deepika Padukone: The leggy lass who has already worked with SLB not once or twice but three times has reportedly denied featuring in the film. She has done Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat with Sanjay. As per the reports, Deepika was approached for the role but the reason for denying is still unknown.


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2. Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka was Sanjay’s Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani. She is completely adverse by his direction and style; however, things didn’t go as planned even though it was reported that she was approached by the makers of the film.


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3. Rani Mukerji: Rani too has been a Sanjay Leela Bhansali heroine before by working with him in Black. The actor was approached by the makers of the film but nothing took off since then.


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4. Nawazuddin Siddiqui: According to the reports, Nawazuddin was offered to play a journalist in Gangubai Kathiawadi; however, it didn’t work out due to date issues.

5. Parth Samthaan: Coming to the heartthrob of Television, Parth was also being considered for the film. According to reports, the role was then bagged by Shantanu Maheshwari.


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Talking about the Gangubai Kathiawadi box office collection, the film has collected Rs. 47.31 crores at the domestic markets. The film is now aiming to cross the 50 crore mark by tomorrow.

Also read: Alia Bhatt to Ajay Devgn, Here’s how much Gangubai Kathiawadi cast charged as fees


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