Here we come up with a list of Bollywood movies that underwent replacements in a cast because of some weird reasons.
1. Supriya Pathak replaces Smriti Irani in All Is Well
Umesh Shukla is credited with directing the romantic comedy-drama film All Is Well, which was released in 2015. Despite the fact that the movie was unable to engage its target demographic and did not win any awards at the box office, the picture had an impressive cast that included Rishi Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Supriya Pathak, and Asin in the leading parts.
Although Supriya Pathak appeared in the film as Junior Bachchan’s mother, the part of Junior Bachchan’s real-life mother was originally intended to be portrayed by Smriti Irani. In point of fact, Smriti Irani appeared in many scenes in the film, which is another reason why there are problems with continuity in the movie. Supriya Pathak took up the role that Smriti Irani was supposed to play in the movie when the latter was appointed as India’s Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) during the production of the film.
2. Govinda cameo was removed from Jagga Jasoos
The musical adventure Jagga Jasoos, which was directed by Anurag Basu and released in 2017, had the potential to become a picture that was critically praised all over the world; but, the extensive delay in its editing wrecked its chances of becoming a film that hailed all over the world.
It is likely that only a small number of people are aware that Govinda was meant to make a cameo appearance in the movie, but for some reason, the preparations did not come to fruition.
The film’s director, Anurag Basu, clarified the situation a number of years after the movie was first released, stating that the reason Govinda was cut from the film was due to alterations made to the plot of the film.
3. John Abraham replaced Sushant Singh Rajput in Romeo Akbar Walter
Romeo Akbar Walter was a 2019 action-drama revolving around the life of a spy, starring John Abraham in the lead role and was directed by Robby Grewal.
The producers of the film had already distributed the official posters for the film, as well as the motion posters, which featured Sushant Singh Rajput as the main character; however, Sushant stepped away from the film since he was busy working on other projects, such as Drive and Raabta.
4. Harshvardhan Rane replaced Abhishek Bachchan in Paltan
Paltan was a 2018 war-action movie directed by J.P Dutta and has a huge star cast including Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, Harshvardhan Rane, Ronit Roy, and Esha Gupta to name a few.
Abhishek Bachchan was set to play a pivotal part in the film, however, Junior Bachchan exited the production just before principal photography began on the film. Later on, the filmmakers decided to cast Harshvardhan Rane, an unknown actor at the time, in the part that was originally intended for Abhishek Bachchan to portray. The Indo-China conflict was at the center of the narrative of the film, but it was unable to resonate with viewers in any meaningful way.
5. Ayushmann Khurrana replaced Harshvardhan Kapoor in Andhadhun
Andhadhun is a comedy-thriller film that was released in 2018 and was directed by Sriram Raghavan. Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu, and Radhika Apte played the key characters in the film. The movie was not only a commercial success, but it also garnered praise from a variety of different critics. After the film’s first release, Ayushmann Khuranna quickly established himself as one of Bollywood’s most in-demand performers. Andhadhun was the film for which Ayushmann was honored with his first National Award, therefore one might say that it was an important part of his career.
Unbeknownst to us, the role of Andhadhun was originally intended for Harshvardhan Kapoor, but the young actor turned down the opportunity after having creative disagreements with the film’s director, Sriram Raghavan. Harshvardhan Kapoor was asked to participate in a workshop that Sriram Raghvan organized, but he declined the invitation. Harshvardhan was asked to join because Sriram Raghavan has a history of encouraging the actors in his films to fully inhabit their roles. After some time had passed, Ayushamann was approached about playing the main part, and he was willing to sacrifice everything in order to play the lead role.
6. Akshay Kumar replaced Randeep Hooda in Kesari
Akshay Kumar played a major role in the 2019 war film Kesari, which was directed by Anurag Singh and appeared in the film as well.
The events that took place in the years leading up to the Battle of Saragarhi, which took place in 1897 and involved 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen from the Afridi and Orakzai tribes, serve as the primary focus of the film. The battle itself was fought between 21 Sikh soldiers serving in the British Indian Army’s 36th Regiment and the Pashtun tribesmen.
When the distributors of Kesari walked out, it had already been determined that Randeep Hooda would play the major part in the film, and over fifty percent of the sequences had already been filmed with him.
After that, Akshay Kumar was cast in the starring role, and the movie went on to become a massive commercial success.
7. Shahid replaced Arjun Kapoor in Kabir Singh
The 2019 romantic-drama film Kabir Singh was a remake of the popular South Indian film Arjun Reddy. Shahid Kapoor portrayed the title character in the film, which was directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and starred in Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Even though we don’t know much about it, Shahid Kapoor wasn’t really the first person who was considered for the leading part.
Originally, Arjun Kapoor was going to play the part of the eponymous character, but because Sandeep Reddy Vanga had worked with Shahid in the past, he decided to cast Shahid solely in the role of the main actor. Because of this, Arjun Kapoor decided not to participate in the production, and Shahid Kapoor quickly established himself as Bollywood’s newest romantic idol.
8. Tabu replaced Rekha in Fitoor
Abhishek Kapor is the director of the romantic drama “Fitoor,” which was released in 2016, and the film has an ensemble cast that includes Tabu, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgn, Aditi Rao Hydari, and many more. The well-known novel “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens served as the inspiration for the film adaptation. The movie received a variety of responses from viewers, with some stating that it was an awful piece of fiction while others said that it was poetry on a number of different levels.
Tabu’s stunning performance as Begum Hazrat Jaan Mahal, the film’s central heroine, served as the movie’s animating force throughout.
However, you may be surprised to learn that the part of Begum Hazrat Jaan Mahal was first given to the legendary performer Rekha. However, Rekha declined the job after discovering uncanny parallels between herself and the character of Begum Hazrat Jaan Mahal.