Priyanka Chopra Could Have Debuted With ‘Humraaz’, Not ‘The Hero: Love Story Of A Spy’ & More


We know about so many artists leaving the role for a project and someone else picking up the role. This is how it works even for debut. These days the competition is so much that if one newcomer leaves, the makers sign up another newcomer.

In the case of Priyanka Chopra and many other artists, the same thing happened.

Look where Chopra is now, she is a successful global icon, actress and a lot more since the time she has entered the Hollywood industry. Chopra was supposed to make her debut in ‘Humraaz’ alongside Bobby Deol and Akshay Khanna, but there were date issues so it went to ‘Ameesha Patel’.

Similarly, Shahid Kapoor whom we last saw in ‘Padmaavat’ was supposed to make his debut in the comedy movie ‘Style’ and play Sharman Joshi’s character. But he made his debut in ‘Ishq Vishq’ instead which was also successful. That film gave him the image of a ‘chocolate boy’ which he eventually shed.


No one had an idea that director Imtiaz Ali was supposed to launch actress Diana Penty in ‘Rockstar’ along with Ranbir Kapoor. Again she had the issue of scheduling and dates she got on board with ‘Cocktail’. We can definitely remember her role of ‘Mira’ the film that also starred Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan.

Saif Ali Khan’s sister and ‘Rang De Basanti’ actress, Soha Ali Khan had the perfect plan to be launched alongside Shahrukh Khan in ‘Paheli’. But the makers of the movie were not satisfied with this decision they wanted to cast a bigger actress so they went ahead with ‘Rani Mukherjee’. Soha was then seen in ‘Dil Maange More’ in 2004.


Yet another thing that is really intriguing is about ‘Raazi’ actress Alia Bhatt’s debut. The super talented actress was supposed to make her debut in ‘Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s project ‘Balika Badhu’. Apparently, the project never happened even without her. The actress was completing her studies so she refused the movie and later made her debut with director Karan Johar in ‘Student Of The Year’.


Another famous actress, who will soon be celebrating her 35th birthday has a debut story. We are talking about Katrina Kaif. Katrina Kaif was going to make her debut in Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Saaya’ along with John Abraham. But then the role went to some other actress as Kaif was not fitting and she got ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’.

How many of these debut stories did you know?

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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