It is a well known and accepted fact that success is not easy. It is the journey and not destination that should be enjoyed. One must enjoy the road to success, even if it is full of speed breakers.
Most importantly, never get bowed down by the burden of rejection, do not let it hamper your spirit. Also remember that after every sad day comes a glad day. So has been in the life of these B-town celebs. Take rejection as a part of life, deal with it and keep moving ahead.
The quote by Dr. Steve Maraboli, "Every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being directed to something better", sums it all.
From Big B to Kangana Ranaut, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shah Rukh Khan to Irrfan Khan, many Bollywood celebs had to encounter rejection at some point in their lives. WittyFeed has done a compilation for the Bollywood buffs.
Read on to find how they thrived for success despite rejections.
Definitely, not for her looks. She was rejected when she auditioned for voice dubbing in a TV serial. Had she been affected by this incident, she would not have risen to become the Miss World in 1994.
The book, SRK - 25 Years of a Life, by Samar Khan is an insight into the 25-year-long career of the Badshah of Bollywood. King Khan was lauded by Hema Malini for his nose, she regarded it as being one of it's kind. Also, attributing the movie 'Dil Ashiyana Hai' to his nose. His Achilles' heel turned out to be his charm.
His baritone is what he was rejected for. At that time it was regarded as being too bold for the radio. But now, this voice is one of his innate qualities that differentiates him from rest of the stars.
Madhuri had to face criticism. Many of her contemporaries were of the view that she cannot make it big in Bollywood. Her contemporaries felt that she does not have the spark.
Dharmendra has seen the time when he had to make ends meet to grab even a morsel of food. He was once denied a taxi fare by a filmmaker. But, he was taken home by Shashi Kapoor later.
Filled with the talent of acting Awesome in acting, this actress was criticized for her pronunciations, her English, and her dressing sense. But her performance in movies like Queen, Gangster, and Fashion has turned the tables.
While making 'Pyaasa', Guru Dutt had to face tough times. No actor was ready to work for him. Later, he took the plunge and acted in the movie himself. Waheeda Rehman supported him in this move.
Govinda was rejected for looking too boyish. He was disliked for his young innocent face. The industry wanted manly looks from him.
A lot of producers refused to pay Irrfan Khan his fees. They supported this by saying that he is not worthy of it. But, Irrfan Khan has won our hearts with his heart-touching acting. He is the actor who lives the roles he is offered.
She had decided to leave Bollywood and head to Germany as her career was not progressing. But stayed back when she was offered Hare Rama Hare Krishna. This was a life-changing decision for her.
So, stay positive and be perseverant. Do not give up easily.