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Bhool Bhulaiyaa, one of Bollywood’s biggest hits, recent got a successor after 17 years on the big screen. It’s only inevitable that there will be a lot of comparisons made between the two films in terms of acting and plot. If you’re a big fan of the movie, you’ll undoubtedly have great hopes for it. However, it’s amusing to hear that not every performer was the first option for the character they played.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa, a 2007 horror comedy version of the 1993 Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu, was a smash hit. The film grossed Rs 82 crore globally on a budget of Rs 32 crore, making it the sixth highest-grossing Hindi movie of 2007. The movie featured Akshay Kumar, Ameesha Patel, Shiney Ahuja, Vidya Balan, and Paresh Rawal, and was written by Priyadarshan.

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Despite the fact that Ameesha Patel and Vidya Balan portrayed the lead female characters in the original movie, they aren’t the first choices for the parts. Likewise, in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Kiara Advani was not the first option for the female lead.

Here are five females who turned down roles in both the first and second films:

1. Aishwarya Rai

Vidya Balan played Avni in the lead part, which was first offered to Aishwarya Rai, according to the Times of India. The Mohabbatein performer, on the other hand, was hesitant to play a phantom and hence declined the opportunity.

Avni, a historian and Siddharth’s spouse, becomes fascinated by Manjulika’s spirit. She struggles from multiple personality disorder, which causes her to adopt Manjulika’s persona. While it now appears that no one could have done it better than Vidya Balan.

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2. Rani Mukerji

According to the TOI story, Rani Mukerji was also approached to portray Avni after Aishwarya Rai, but she declined. There reason is not known.

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3. Shraddha Kapoor

The gifted actress, who earlier starred in Stree in a similar capacity, was contacted by the show’s producers for the lead part alongside Kartik. She had to drop out since she was distracted with other activities, despite claims that she was excited about the project.

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4. Sara Ali Khan

Following Shraddha, the producers were eager to bring Sara on team. The starlet previously worked with Kartik in Love Aaj Kal, but she was unable to join the cast because she was busy filming Coolie No. 1 with Varun Dhawan at the moment.

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5. Katrina Kaif

After Katrina Kaif declined the character of Radha, Ameesha Patel was casted. In Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Radha was Badri’s daughter and Siddharth’s childhood romantic interest. Ameesha Patel was subsequently offered the position, and she performed admirably.

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