WEB DESK: With so much of our talent already being showcased in Bollywood, and actors readily accepting the offers handed to them, some decided to stick to their roots and work in their own country.
These actors were offered Bollywood movies but they chose to reject it.
1. Shaan Shahid
Shaan Shahid is a rockstar in his own and a known name in Pakistan film industry. Credit to the work he has done in Pakistan, the actor was offered a role in one of the most famous Bollywood movies of all time.
Shaan’s famous Bollywood refusal remains Amir Khan’s movie Ghajini in which he was asked to play a villainous avatar.
Last year, the actor revealed in an interview to a local newspaper, “I refused India once. When I read the role, I knew that they needed a new terrorist face and I said no. In Pakistan, I live in people’s hearts. That’s a huge responsibility. I cannot let them down.”
2. Hamza Ali Abbasi
Hamza Ali Abbasi and his patriotic ways to show his love for the beloved country has never gone unnoticed but when he turned down Akshay Kumar’s ‘Baby’, as he thought it had anti-Pakistani content, he won the eharts all over again!
Here is what he had to say on the matter:
3. Faisal Qureshi
Faisal Qureshi is known to be a perfectionist, and will not do anything against his liking.
In an exclusive interview to one of the websites, earlier this year, the humble hero divulged, “I’ve had 2-3 offers, but the scripts weren’t to my liking. I don’t want to disappoint my fans by doing that doesn’t live up to their expectation.”
4. Fahad Mustafa
Fahad Mustafa too chose to stay and make the revival of Pakistani cinema better rather than going across the border and work there. He tweeted about it.
5. Mehwish Hayat
Donning an item number, it was fate that Mehwish Hayat’s fame traveled to India and everyone seemed to be wanting to work with her. However, the actress turned down the offer of Jut James Bond opposite Jimmy Shergil.
6. Humayun Saeed
Vowed to promote Pakistani cinema, Humayun Saeed has done various movies and promises to work more if need be in the homeland’s cinema. However, it is an absolute no no for Bollywood from the actor.
In an interview to one of the leading newspapers back in July 2015, Saeed openly clarified, “I’m in no mood to work in Bollywood right now. I have no issues working in Bollywood, but it has to be a really strong project to sway me. Otherwise, I’m feeling no urge to go now.”
7. Sanam Jung
When Bollywood knocked on Jung’s door, the Jago Pakistan Jago hostess straight out refused the offer.
“When I said I would not do bold scenes, they replied they could ‘cheat’, but even if they cheat a scene, the audience will think I have done it. So Bollywood is out of the question”,said Sanam Jung in an interview to Aurora magazine.
8. Fatima Effendi
Bollywood director Anees Bazmi may have movies like Singh is King, Ready and No Entry, but faced refusal when he called Pakistani drama actress Fatima Effandi for a bold role in one of his up coming movies after watching her famous “Kash Mein Teri Beti Na Hoti”.
“Anees Bazmee called me and praised my drama serial and asked me to work in his film. I asked him about the story and the character I’d portray but refused to sign the movie because it required me to play a bold character,” the starlet commented.
With reference from Brandsynario.