Mahesh Babu To Anushka Shetty, 7 Popular Actors Who Refused To Do Bollywood Movies

India is the largest producer of movies in a year and within the Indian film industry, Bollywood is the most famous one that churns out the most number of movies. Bollywood is considered the final pedestal for any actor but few actors didn’t think so. Here is the list of 7 popular actors who refused to do Bollywood movies.

Mahesh Babu

 Mahesh Babu is one of the top stars in the Telegu film industry and has many blockbusters under his belt in Tollywood. Recently in a press conference, Mahesh Babu was asked a question by a journalist that why he doesn’t do Bollywood movies to which Mahesh Baby replied that Bollywood can’t afford him and he is happy being a star in his home state.

Anushka Shetty

AnushkaShetty is a famous actress from the Telegu film industry and she got nationwide fame with the movie Bahubali 2 and became a known face outside Tollywood also. If rumors are to be believed she was offered the first Singham movie by Rohit Shetty but she declined the offer. She is a big star in her native state and has no interest in Bollywood.

Allu Arjun

 AlluArjun was already famous outside his home state thanks to his dance movies and dubbed movies on YouTube. He has a big fan following outside Tollywood also and recently his Pan-India movie Pushpa: The Rise became a nationwide blockbuster and earned more than 200 crores at the box office. Many times he was offered Bollywood movies but he has shown no interest in them.


Yash predominantly works in the Kannada film industry and with his KGF movies, he became a sensation all over India. Yash as Rocky Bhai in KGF movies got fans from all over India. KGF 2 which was released recently broke the record of HrithikRoshan-Tiger Shroff starrer ‘War’s record of biggest opening day. He was offered Saif Ali Khan’s role in the movie LaalKaptaan but he politely refused the offer.


Vijay is the top star of the Tamil movie industry and has a crazy fan following. Many of his movies like Pokkiri and Thupakki were remade in Bollywood but barring a small cameo in the song sequence of Akshay Kumar starrer Rowdy Rathore he didn’t appear in any Bollywood movie despite getting lots of offers.

Fahadh Fasil

FahadhFasil is a Malayalam actor and is regarded as one of the finest actors in the country. His movies are a perfect fusion of commercial and art movies and he gave memorable performances in movies like Malik, Kerala Café, Bangalore Days, and many more. He is a recipient of many awards including the prestigious National Award. He was offered a role by Vishal Bhardwaj to act in a Bollywood movie but things didn’t work out as he is content doing movies in the South.


Darshan works in the Kannada film industry and is a big name in Karnataka. He is famous for his macho looks along with being a good actor. He was offered the role of the main villain in Salman Khan’s Dabbang 3 which he declined and later actor Sudeep did the role. According to him he is happy doing roles in Kannada movies and has no intention to work in Bollywood as of now.

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