Let’s have a look at some of the actors who were offered roles in Mahabharat and at actors who auditioned for different roles that what they played:
- 1/8Juhi Chawla was offered Draupadi’s role
One of the most sought after star of that time, Juhi Chawla was offered the role of Draupadi, but she had declined.
- 2/8Ramya Krishnan was also offered Draupadi’ss role
She too let it go! But looking at her performance in Baahubali, we are sure she could have done a great job. The role finally went to Rupa Ganguly.
- 3/8Govinda was offered Abhimanyu’s role.
The makers had offred the then superstar the role of Arjun’s son Abhimanyu.
- 4/8Mukesh Khanna
He auditioned for the role of Dronacharya, but he landed the role of Bhishma Pitamah.
- 5/8Puneet Issar
Puneet, who essayed the role of Duryodhan in the serial, had originally auditioned for Bhima’s character.
- 6/8Gajendra Chauhan
The actor who played Yudishtir had originally auditioned for the role of Krishna.
- 7/8Fun Fact
Mahabharat’s Bhishma Pitamah and Dronacharya- Mukesh Khanna and Surendra Pal collaboorated once again for Shaktiman where the former played the titular role and the latter played the antagonist.
- 8/8Bonus Trivia
Chunky Pandey was also offered a role initially!