Did you know - Shahid Kapoor rejected these movies?

Bollywood's handsome hunk Shahid Kapoor has been winning hearts with his acting skills and onscreen presence. After Jab We Met, Shahid's career graph did rise but soon took a downfall too. I'm confused, is it because of his choice of movies or sheer bad luck? He turned down a number of movies to do movies like R..Rajkumar, Mausam, and others which bombed at the box office and affected his career. Here are a number of movies rejected by the actor!

1) Rang De Basanti - In one of his interviews with Rajeev Masand, Shahid said that he regrets not doing Rang De Basanti. We all hoped he would've said yes to this offer but it's still a mystery which role was he offered.

2) Rockstar - Shahid didn't actually 'reject' Rockstar, Imtiaz Ali offered him Jab we Met and Rockstar together. He was asked to choose and Shahid went for Jab We Met and Rockstar went to Ranbir Kapoor.

3) Shudh Desi Romance - Even for this film, Shahid didn't reject this film but this project took too long to go on floors and Shahid had other commitments. Thanks to Shahid, the movie went to SSR which kickstarted the latter's career.

4) Raanjhanaa - This movie was South actor Dhanush's Bollywood debut but it was first offered to Shahid. He rejected this offer and it went to Dhanush who made his entry in Bollywood opposite Sonam Kapoor.

5) Bang Bang - Director Siddharth Anand first approached this movie to Shahid Kapoor and later finalized Hrithik Roshan. The interesting part is, Haider and Bang Bang released at the same time and everyone knows who took all the awards home.

6) Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola - This Imran Khan movie was a disappointment. I feel Shahid did right by rejecting this movie. There were rumors that the director of the movie Vishal Bharadwaj had a tiff but they later worked together in Haider.

7) Besharam - This movie starred Ranbir Kapoor with his parents Rishi & Neetu Kapoor. Once again, Shahid did the right thing by turning this offer down because the movie was a huge flop!!