All eyes are on Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha as it is one of the most anticipated projects in the works right now. Recently, however, the film made headlines, not for all positive reasons. Reports surfaced online that Vijay Sethupathi, who was roped in to play the part of Aamir’s friend in the film, has quit. Vijay has since confirmed the news, and the makers have not yet announced a replacement. While the reason for his departure has not yet been confirmed, sources close to Vijay reveal that the actor is now working on other projects and he has asked Aamir to find a replacement.
Whatever the reason for his departure, this isn’t the first time an actor has left a movie halfway through. Also before, there were several times when an actor left halfway through a movie, sometimes because of date points or because of creative differences. Here we talk about the 10 most controversial movie endings and their reasons.
AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN IN CHALTE CHALTE
Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji’s Chalte Chalte was a beloved romantic drama, but did you know that Rani wasn’t the first choice for the role of Priya Chopra? Aishwarya Rai was the first choice for the role, but she had to leave the movie. According to reports, Aishwarya and Salman Khan had a break up at the time and the latter got on sets and created a scene. “We had just finished the song sequence on the truck from Pune to Malshet and it was night time when Salman appeared and created the scene as we were on our way to our next location. He was uncontrollable during those four and a half hours, ”a member of the unit told an entertainment portal. Aishwarya eventually had to leave the movie to keep shooting smoothly.
KAREENA KAPOOR IN KAHO NAA PYAAR HAI
Kareena Kapoor would make her Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. Kareena even shot for certain parts of the film, but she eventually quit and made her Bollywood debut opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Refugee. According to reports, Kareena felt her role would have been overshadowed by Hrithik’s on-screen presence.
REKHA IN FITOOR
Tabu was not the first choice for the role of Begum in Fitoor. It was Rekha who would play the part in the movie. She even recorded in Kashmir for a few days for the film. However, the actress stopped saying that the character was a lot like her own life and that she was not comfortable playing it on screen.
AAMIR KHAN IN DARR
Years after the release of Darr (which was a huge box-office success), Aamir Khan revealed the reason for his departure from the movie. The role of Shah Rukh Khan was first offered to Aamir Khan, but the actor was later removed from the film, he revealed in an interview. “I didn’t walk out of Darr. I was taken out of the movie. Two, I was taken out of the movie because I asked for a joint narration with Sunny Deol. Initially the directors agreed, but later I don’t know why he changed his mind, ” the actor revealed during the interaction.
ALIA BHATT IN RAABTA
Alia Bhatt was offered Raabta opposite Sushant Singh Rajput, but the actress dropped out of the film due to date issues. The film then went to Kriti Sanon. Alia left Raabta and joined the cast of Karan Johar’s Shuddhi.
SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT IN HALF GIRLFRIEND
Chetan Bhagat had revealed in a tweet in 2015 that Sushant Singh Rajput had been roped in for Half Girlfriend, which was an adaptation of his novel of the same name. The actor was later replaced by Arjun Kapoor. Later, in an interview with an entertainment portal, Sushant Singh Rajput revealed the real reason why he walked out of the movie. “Look, I did a lot of movies and they are all out now. I don’t want to mention them. What happens is that when I give my word to someone and they put it off (not because they want to, but for some reason) and I understand, I won’t give up. So whether it’s the biggest movie with the biggest studio or the smallest movie, I’m not leaving any other movie behind. So unfortunately because of the two movies I was making that didn’t happen, I lost 12 movies in the last year. One movie didn’t happen and the other was postponed for a few months. And these movies are the ones we usually talk about these days. Let’s not get into that, ”he said.
RANBIR CAPOOR IN JODHAA AKBAR
In an interview, Ranbir Kapoor had revealed that he had been offered Jodhaa Akbar, but opted out of the film. Although he did not mention the reason behind leaving the film, he revealed that the decision had upset his father Rishi Kapoor very much. The role then went to Hrithik Roshan and the rest is history.
TARA SUTARIA IN KABIR SINGH
Tara Sutaria was the first choice for the role of Preeti in Kabir Singh. However, she left the movie because the recording dates clashed with her debut movie, Student Of The Year 2.
KAREENA CAPOOR IN RAM LEELA
Kareena Kapoor had to leave Ram Leela due to date issues. Kareena revealed in an interview that she had been barred from recording Ram Leela for 100 days, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted a little more time for the recording. This was not possible for the actress who had signed three major films that year. She eventually had to leave the movie. ‘I ran away a week ago. I was contracted to shoot 100 days in August, but Mr. Bhansali wanted more days to shoot. My managers Reshma Shetty and Zahid Khan thought about it and decided it wasn’t possible because I’ve signed three new big movies for next year. Shooting for one of them will begin in October immediately after Heroine’s release. I also gave 32 days of promotional time for Heroine, because it is a very special movie for me. That wouldn’t have been possible if I had given that data to Ram Leela, ”Kareena told an entertainment portal.
AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN IN HERO
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had to leave Madhur Bhandarkar’s heroine because of her pregnancy. Aishwarya had shot the film for almost 10 days, but she had to withdraw from the project because she was pregnant with her first child Aaradhya.