By Grinell Jacinto June 02, 2021

Madhuri Dixit Nene Rejecting Films Like Damini, Darr, Khamoshi & More Indirectly Boosted The Career Graph Of Her Contemporaries

Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)

While Madhuri was Bhansali’s first choice for his directorial debut. However, reports claim the actress said no to it either because she found the story depressing or she had date issues.

Ishq (1997)

Indra had earlier worked with Madhuri on several films – Dil (1990), Beta (1992) and Raja (1995) and was keen to work with her again. However, Dixit didn’t have dates and hence said no to the role.

Ilzaam (1986)

Madhuri’s manager Rikku Rakesh Nath objected to her starring in it as Govinda was a newcomer. Instead, he signed her for two other films.

Vishwatma (1992)

Madhuri was offered the role of Kusum but said no to it as Rajiv’s previous film Tridev wasn’t good enough.

Darr (1993)

Did you know Kiran was written with Madhuri Dixit Nene in mind? Well, this is true and hence was the maker’s first choice. As per reports, Madhuri backed out owing to date problems.

Damini (1993)

The Tezaab actress had to say no to this role on account of severe date issues. The role was then played by Seshadri, who earned wide critical acclaim and accolades for it.

Baazigar (1993)

The reason for this was as she didn’t want to play the second fiddle character. Eventually, Shilpa Shetty was brought on board and made her Bollywood debut with it.

1942: A Love Story (1994)

As per reports, the Devdas actress was offered the role of Rajjo and the song ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha’ was conceptualised with her in mind.

Akele Hum Akele Tum (1995)

Madhuri Dixit Nene was initially offered the role of Kiran in this Mansoor Khan but said no due to something that very common on this list – dates.

Chandni (1989)

However, the Kalank star rejected the offer as her role was only that of a cameo and very small when compared to Sridevi.