12 Bollywood Celebs Who Were Initially Rejected For Their Looks!
Yes, rejections happen. And so many actors too suffered rejection before making it big in Bollywood. In an industry which thrives on looks, no wonder these actors were rejected. However, they proved their acting prowess, and the rest, as they say, is history. Let's look at some big Bollywood celebs who were rejected for their looks:
Ajay DevgnHe has come a long way since his Bollywood debut and is entertaining the masses ever since!
Amitabh BachchanIt is hard to believe, that Amitabh Bachchan was rejected for being too tall. However, he soon became a superstar and India's most beloved action hero. Now, everyone aspires to be a Bachchan!
Anushka SharmaBefore becoming the most sought after actor in Bollywood today, Anushka too had to face severe criticism for her plain Jane looks. Undettered, she proved her mettle and is now a producer as well.
Katrina KaifKatrina Kaif, too faced rejection for looking 'too foreign'. She could not even speak proper Hindi. Unfazed by the harsh criticism, she rose to power and is regarded as one of the top Bollywood actors today.
Nawazuddin SiddiquiNawaz was a chemist, before he decided to pursue his love for acting. During the early phase of his career, he didn't receive success. However, later due to his acting capability, he became the most talented actor working alongside big names such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan. He even won the prestigious National Award, proving how ultimately, looks don't matter.
Ranveer SinghWith so many awards in his pocket, who would have thought that the debonair Ranveer Singh would face rejection! Earlier, known for his 'north Indian' look, he proved himself playing unforgettable roles.
Shah Rukh KhanHe started his career from TV before venturing into films. However, nobody would have regarded him as a boy with 'chocolate boy looks'. However, he soon proved himself, and went on to do commercial, blockbuster hits, completing 25 years in the industry. He is now regarded as the Baadshah of Bollywood and his rags to riches story is awe inspiring!
Konkona Sen SharmaInitially rejected for her dusky looks. she turned a blind eye towards the criticism and went on to do unconventional roles, proving how talented she is!
DhanushA well known face in the South, he too was rejected because of the way he looks. That didn't stop him though, as he managed to deliver an exuberant performance in Raanjhanaa, alongside Sonam Kapoor.
Arjun KapoorEven though he is a Kapoor, Arjun too had to face the harsh reality of Bollywood where looks mattered the most. He was dangerously overweight, and hence with the help of Salman Khan, lost those extra kilos, and is now known as the lover boy of Bollywood.
Irrfan KhanIrrfan Khan is a name synonymous with some major Bollywood blockbusters. However, he too suffered rejection due to his looks. However, his acting capabilities made him break the mould and he is now ruling Hollywood as well.
TabuOriginally from the South, she was considered too 'tomboyish' to enter Bollywood. Soon. however, she was known to deliver some hardcore performances, and became legendary because of her own accord.