India is the largest producer of movies in the entire world. Bollywood, Kollywood, Tollywood, Mollywood, Sandalwood and other regional cinema industries together produce more movies than any nations in the world.
Indian film industry is the world’s most profitable movie-making nation, with a net gross production of 800 to 1,000 movies every year that is almost double of the net creation produced by Hollywood.
The Indian film industry made Guinness Book of World records in 2009, with a total of 1,288 films were being produced in 24 different languages.
Meanwhile, Bollywood industry is a vast sector in which many artists collaborate. At times, some situations may arise in which two people engage in an argument or a full-fledged brawl. In actuality, this has already occurred and will continue to occur.
On the other side of the coin, we have also seen Bollywood celebrities speaking about being replaced in movies in the first place. In this article, we will take a look at the list of celebrities wo actually spoke about being replaced in movies.
1. Taapsee Pannu
While speaking to Filmfare, Taapsee said, “I faced some really weird things in the beginning like she isn’t pretty enough. I’ve been replaced because the hero’s wife didn’t want me to be part of the film. I was dubbing for one of my films and I was told that the hero didn’t like my dialogue so I should change it. When I refused to change it, they got a dubbing artiste to do it behind my back”
2. Shefali Shah
“All it required was for somebody to make that call or the director to call me and say ‘I’m sorry or You know what we think xyz works better for the film’. Now, that is human behaviour, that is the basic courtesy… I felt terrible about it. I felt terrible about it but I also knew the person they have cast was a bigger star, was a star, I’m not a star, I’m an actor. Of course, it hurt me. But it was more a sense of ‘Aare bata toh dete (You could have told me at least)’. Secondly, it was more of a sense of, ‘S*** yaar, I lost out on a really nice role’, that was it.”
3. Katrina Kaif
In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Katrina Kaif said, “I got thrown out, not thrown out, let’s say replaced in a film called Saaya which was an Anurag Basu film with John Abraham and Tara Sharma. After shooting one shot, not one day but just one shot. At that time I thought my life was over. I thought my career was over.”
4. Priyanka Chopra
“I have been replaced and it has happened twice. I have had situations where I have been thrown out of films because someone else was recommended… a girlfriend was recommended after I was signed for a movie. So, that’s an abuse of power, girlfriend of the hero, or girlfriend of the director.”
5. Abhishek Bachchan
“I’ve been replaced in films. I’ve been replaced in films and not been told. And I’ve literally shown up at the shooting and somebody else is shooting there. And you had to just quietly turn around and walk away.”
6. Kareena Kapoor Khan
“I did demand a certain fee and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. You put in an equal amount of time and effort so obviously, you want a certain amount. Now there is a lot of discussion about pay disparity but when I said it earlier, no one really paid attention to it. Of course, if I have demanded something, I have been replaced but it is just that you don’t hear about it.”
7. Rajkumar Rao
You just move on. You just feel that, ‘Maybe, it is not in my destiny.’ I am a very chilled out person that way, I don’t really keep anything in my heart.”