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Iconic roles that Bollywood and Hollywood stars turned down

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Who can forget Tom Hanks’ brilliant performance 'Forrest Gump' or Julia Roberts’ endearing role in 'Pretty Woman'? While it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing these characters, these actors bagged the iconic roles only after someone else turned them down. Click through to find out which actors turned down some of the most famous roles, which set career benchmarks for others.

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