Jersey to Master, films that Rashmika Mandanna rejected
Rashmika Mandanna is hailed as the National Crush and one of the most sought after actresses in India today. From her team with Amitabh Bachchan to Mahesh Babu, she has shared screen space with many top superstars in Telugu, Kannada and Hindi film industries. Due to her busy schedule, Rashmika Mandanna had to reject many movies that came her way.
From Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey to Thalapathy Vijay’s Master, Rashmika Mandananna has been offered plenty of big-budget movies. Let’s take a look at the movies she rejected.
FIVE FILMS RASHMIKA MANDANNA REJECTED
Shahid Kapoor’s jersey
Rashmika Mandanna was first offered to play the female lead in Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey, which is a remake of the Telugu film of the same name. She declined the offer as she could not assign dates for the film. Later, the directors brought in Mrunal Thakur to be part of the film.
In an interview, Rashmika revealed why she turned down the offer. She said: “If I’m part of a movie it has to be because I have to give in to the movie. I won’t accept any movie that I don’t think I can give much to. The Jersey remake was huge “Anyone would, but I don’t want to come on set and be all tired. I think they (the makers of the movie) deserve more. Someone who can give energy.”
Master of Thalapathy Vijay
Director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Masters, which hit theaters in January 2021, became a blockbuster hit. Prior to Malavika Mohanan, the creators were in talks with Rashmika Mandanna. However, the actress could not accept the offer due to her busy schedule.
Kartik Aaryan’s Kirik Party Remake
Rashmika Mandanna made her debut in Kannda film industry with Kirik Party. The film catapulted her to fame. The film is now being remade in Hindi with Kartik Aaryan in the lead role. When Rashmika Mandanna was approached for the same, she revealed why she wouldn’t be part of the remake.
In an interview, Rashmika said, “I’m not going to do Kirik party remake in Hindi. I believe I’ve already done the character and gone through his emotions. I won’t have anything to offer him in revisiting I wanted to do new stories and enjoy working on new characters.”
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Untitled Movie
Before Gangubai Kathiawadi, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had planned to make a film with Rashmika Mandanna and Randeep Hooda. The famous actor approached Rashmika for a role in the film. However, the actress could not accept the offer for unknown reasons.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, a source said, “Rashmika was thrilled to be part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production, but things fell through and the filmmakers are now looking for another South Indian actress.”
RC 15 by Shankar and Ram Charan
Director Shankar had approached Rashmika Mandanna to play the lead role in Ram Charan’s RC 15. However, things did not materialize for unknown reasons. The offer then landed in Kiara Advani’s lap.
On the work front, Rashmika Mandanna has Pushpa: The Rule with Allu Arjun, Mission Majnu with Sidharth Malhotra, Goodbye with Amitabh Bachchan, and Aadavallu Meeku Johaarlu with Sharwanand in the pipeline.
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