9 Popular TV Actors Who Refused Bollywood Offers

Most of the actors from the TV industry look forward to getting an opportunity to star in a Bollywood film. While on the other hand there are a few TV actors who refused Bollywood offers like a pro. Some of them think they are not ready for it, while some don't want to trade their stardom which they have gained in the TV industry for Bollywood. They are quite happy with their work. So, here we bring you a list of such actors who have refused Bollywood offers.

Ankita Lokhande

Pavitra Rishta actress who is also known for her participation in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 4), with Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has turned down many offers in the past.

But, now she will be making her Bollywood debut soon with Kangana Ranaut's film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The film is currently in production and is expected to get released in 2019. She will seen portraying the role of Jhalkaribai a women soldier who served in the army of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, in this movie.

Mohit Raina

He is popularly known for portraying the role of Lord Shiva in the TV series Devon Ke Dev – Mahadev and Mahabharat. But, did you know, he was also offered a role in Bipasha Basu's Creature 3D?

Yes, that's true. However, he turned down the Bollywood offer to remain in the TV industry for good. Though this must have been a difficult decision for him to take, but, the fact remains that when you are happy with what you are doing, nothing else matters - right?

Adaa Khan

She also received many Bollywood offers after becoming famous for her TV roles in shows such as Behenein as Aakashi, Amrit Manthan as Rajkumari Amrit, Piya Basanti Re as Piya, Naagin as Shesha Naagin and Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil as Aahana

But, she rejected all of them and said,"I have been getting quite a lot of film offers, but I was not prepared to enter such a big industry. Whenever I will be prepared, I will definitely do it." 

Shaheer Sheikh

He is a lawyer turned Indian television actor, who is popularly known for his role of Devrath "Dev" Dixit in "Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi". In an interview, he quoted that, "I have been offered films as well but it's better to do good television shows rather than a small role in a film".

Drashti Dhami

She is one of the most popular TV actress, known for her TV shows such as Dill Mill Gayye, Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi, Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon and Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani. It is said that she was offered the lead role in Rohit Shetty's Singham Returns, but she refused it since she was too busy with her show Madhubala.

Jay Soni

This Indian actor is known for his TV shows such as Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan, Sasural Genda Phool and Sanskaar - Dharohar Apno Ki. Before making his TV debut he appeared in a small role in a 2003 Bollywood film "Dil Maange More". But later he decided to turn down such Bollywood offers. 

In an interview with Times of India, he said "I wasn't too happy with what I was being offered. I don't have a problem doing a cameo as long as my scenes are mine and I'm not expected to share the screen space with other actors."

Kapil Sharma

He has already made his Bollywood debut with the film "Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karun", but he had refused an offer to star in the Yash Raj banner film "Bank Chor". Considering his popularity, looks like rejected the offer due to his busy schedule.

Currently, he is out of the lime light and doesn't have any TV show or film lined up. Many of his fans are still waiting to see him in action. We hope and wish he's back in action soon.

Karan Tacker

He is well known for his role of Viren Vadhera in the TV serial "Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai". Recently, there were some speculations about his Bollywood debut and that he will be starring in "Student of the Year 2". But, he refuted the rumours saying he isn't.  

Mrunal Thakur

Kumkum Bhagya actress has impressed Aditya Chopra and Aamir Khan with her work in the TV industry. And that's why they were keen to have her on board in their upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan". But, she refused the role and they finally roped in Fatima Sana Sheikh. 

However, according to the latest buzz, she might be seen with Hrithik Roshan in his upcoming film Super 30. The film is based on the life of mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational program Super 30.

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