The thing is, we can’t all do different things at the same time. Sometimes we just have to let go of something for the slot of another to come in. Given Hrithik Roshan’s filmy lineage, you’d have thought that he could recognise a good script when it was handed to him. However, the Roshan splice stunned us all by rejecting these seven big-ticket offers: Main Hoon Na
Apparently, the movie was set to feature Hrithik as Shah Rukh’s younger brother before he passed it on in favour of substantial roles.Rang De Basanti
Word has it the script for this cult classic passed through Hrithik’s hands before landing in his reject pile. While one set of reports claim that this was because he was very busy shooting for Krrish, another set claims that he was craving for DJ’s role instead, which had already been assigned to Aamir Khan.Dil Chahta Hai
Impressive music, catchy storyline and tons of bromance. What’s not to love? Apparently quite a lot, for Hrithik refused to have anything to do with the film and Saif Ali Khan was eventually called on to step into his place.Swades
The film was produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. It stars Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi in her first and only film. Following the immense success of Lagaan, Ashutosh Gowarikar wanted to work with Hrithik Roshan for his next project Swades. Hrithik Roshan however turned down the offer and Ashutosh Gowariker later offered the role to Shah Rukh Khan.The Pink Panther 2
The Greek God of Bollywood has always resisted the temptation of working in Hollywood despite his global looks, killer figure and breath-taking dance moves. No wonder when the role of Vicente was offered to Hrithik in the second installment of The Pink Panther franchise, Roshan didn't take long to turn it down.Bunty Aur Babli
If Dhoom 2 is anything to go by, Hrithik sure doesn’t have any doubts in donning shades of grey but for reasons unknown, he passed on the role of the nifty burglar in YashRaj’s 2005 hit Bunty Aur Babli.Honorary mention: The multi-crore endorsement deal
While the steep endorsement deal offered to Hrithik by a phone company doesn’t strictly fall under the Bollywood banner, it still deserves a mention exclusively because it had Hrithik barefacedly turning down 22 crores on account of creative disagreements.