Deepika to Alia: These stars who faced brutal rejections yet didn’t give up

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Despite facing rejections, these Bollywood actors continued to persevere and entertain their fans with their outstanding performances and eventually reached the pinnacle of their success!

Deepika to Alia: These stars who faced brutal rejections yet didn’t give up. The Indian film industry looks very glamorous from the outside, but things are pretty different on the inside. Rejection is never a really good feeling. It always leaves you in self-doubt and lowered self-esteem. However enthusiastic and positive a person is, rejection takes a bit.

The actor’s life is not always easy and fetching. Things are pretty different from what’s seen on social media. Failure is hurtful and sometimes the setback is heavy. There are a few people who believe that rejections are in some way steps towards success. When you enter the glam world, you don’t make it to the top immediately. It is not easy to stand out and outshine your skills and talent every time you give an audition. Even the A-list actors today have faced silly rejections at the starting of their careers.

With the advent of social media, a lot of actors and artists have come forward to share their stories of let-downs. So many Bollywood celebs had to undergo tonnes of rejections before they got their break into the industry.

Deepika to Alia: These stars who faced brutal rejections yet didn’t give up. Let’s take a look at few of these celebrities who faced rejections during auditions but didn’t give up!

Vidya Balan

The gorgeous actor opened up on how often she was rejected for her looks and appearance. Vidya Balan is ruling Bollywood with her beauty and brilliant acting skills. She is one of the best actresses of our generation. She aces her characters with utmost perfection no matter how tough a character is. Her films like, The Dirty Picture, Shakuntala Devi and others have done exceptionally well. In an interview, she said how she was also referred to as ‘Bad luck’ or ‘jinxed’ by various directors.

Ranveer Singh

The powerhouse of Bollywood,  Ranveer Singh has done some big budgeted movies under his name. Movies like Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani, Simmba, Gully Boy and others have done so well at the box office. The BABA of Bollywood also had faced a lot of rejection, mostly because of his looks or skin colour. Ranveer was rejected during the audition for Shaitaan. Also in Bombay Velvet, nobody wanted to put their money on him.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt is one of the sought actresses in the industry today. Not many people know that at the age of 17, the actress had auditioned for the movie ‘Wake up Sid’ and she couldn’t get through it.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone has caught many commercially acclaimed movies under her name in the course of her career. She has given her audience enough reasons to cheer for her. But did you know? Despite such massive popularity and potential, she couldn’t bag the critically acclaimed film, Beyond the Clouds. She failed to make the cut during the auditions.

Varun Dhawan

This actor enjoys a massive fan following in the country. People seem to genuinely like his brand of entertainment. From SOTY to October, he has given many memorable performances. Even Varun faced a lot of rejections before his first break. He faced rejection after auditioning for Suraj Sharma’s role in Life of Pi and Prateik Babbar’s role in Dhobi Ghat.

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor is always the top director’s choice when it comes to fit or intense roles. His rejection came from director Mira Nair while auditioning for The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

Sara Ali Khan

Although fairly new to the industry, Sara enjoys a great popularity in India. Her fans are yet to see her iconic performances. Sara also faced a lot of rejections in her field of work. Did you know, Sara had auditioned for Fatima Sana Shaikh’s role in Thugs of Hindostan but apparently failed the look test? She was rejected by Aditya Chopra.

Rajkummar Rao

National Award winner Rajkummar Rao is enjoying the success of his films. He is also at the peak of his career. He is such a versatile actor that the industry has today. In an interview, Rajkummar shared that he was often rejected because he is not ‘fair and masculine though’ to fit for the role.

Taapsee Pannu

Taapsee Pannu is enjoying the success from her back to back hits. The actress also had faced a lot of rejections before fitting into her dream role. Taapsee shared that she was replaced over stupid things.  In an interview, she said “You are not beautiful and glamorous enough to be a star………..” Today she is giving her best to every role that she plays.

Ayushmann Khurrana

For this actor, there is no turning back. This versatile actor was also rejected in an audition in the reality show Cinestar ki khoj in 2003. Ayushmann said he was not ready to prepare for the cameras and had no regrets of his rejection. He has his super exciting projects coming up.

Even though they had faced rejections, they didn’t give up. They continued with all their efforts to make the best and create the best.

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