5 Bollywood actors who rejected major roles in Hollywood films.

This is no secret that Bollywood stars are eyeing roles in Hollywood films. Many have made it by taking up Hollywood projects but there are a few who have turned offers down. Here are 5 Bollywood actors who rejected major roles in Hollywood films.

1) Govinda - There was a lot of buzz in B-Town when Govinda rejected a role in James Cameron's 'Avatar'. He dropped this bomb when he opened up about projects he rejected in his career. He even said that he was the one who told Cameron to title his film Avatar assuring it would do very well.

2) Deepika Padukone - A long time before Deepika starred opposite Vin Diesel in 'xXx', she was offered a part in the successful movie 'Furious 7'. This film went on to become the biggest hits worldwide. Deepika turned this offer down because she was working for 'Happy New Year' at that time opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

3) Shah Rukh Khan - SRK has often expressed his desire to win an oscar. This was very much possible for him when he was offered the role of Prem Kumar, a game show host in 'Slumdog Millionaire'. However, he rejected the role which later went to Anil Kapoor. The film won several Academy Awards that year.

4) Aishwarya Rai - This actress whose name and fame exceeds boundaries was offered the role of the high priestess Briseis opposite Brad Pitt in the movie 'Troy' back then in 2004. She refused to play this role because she wasn't very comfortable in doing some intimate scenes that the character demanded.

5) Irrfan Khan - He is the only Bollywood actor who has managed to a list of Hollywood movies. Irrfan was offered the movie 'Interstellar' too but he rejected the movie which later went to Matt Damon. Irrfan rejected the movie because he had other Bollywood commitments.