RAJA HINDUSTAN - Before Karishma Kapoor won wide acclaims for her role in this Aamir Khan starrer, it was offered to Aishwarya Rai. And what the Miss World do? Well, she just let it pass!
KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI - Many may not know this but Aishwarya Rai was Karan Johar's first choice for the role of Tina in his mega blockbuster. However, Aish didn't like the script and the role went to Kajol.
ASHOKA - Aishwarya Rai was also offered to play the role of Kaurwaki in this historical drama. However, Aish chose not to do the movie and, hence, we got a chance to see King Khan romancing Kareena Kapoor.
MUNNABHAI MBBS - Raju Hirani wanted to cast Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya in his directorial movie. However, when SRK opted out, citing to his shoulder injury, Sanjay Dutt was brought in to play in the lead. And since Sanju Baba was going through a rough phase in his career back then, Aishwarya left the project halfway.
CORPORATE - Well, National Award winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar, had written this movie keeping Aishwarya Rai in mind. Howevr, Aish chose not to do the movie and the role, finally, fell in Bipasha Basu's lap who won loads of praises for her solid performance.
BHOOL BHULAIYA - Aishwarya Rai was Priyadarshan's original choice for this movie. But Aish rejected the movie for its genre and the female lead was finally played by Vidya Balan. Later, Miss Balan won a lot of accolades for her performance, leaving Aishwarya distasteful.
BADLAPUR - Sriram Raghvan wanted to Saif and Aishwarya to play the lead in this revenge drama. But when Saif was replaced by Varun Dhawan, Aishwarya backed out from the movie, not wanting to be paired opposite a much-younger hero.