Gauahar Khan says she was auditioned for Slumdog Millionaire, but lost out on the role because of THIS reason

Gauahar Khan has worked on numerous projects such as Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year with Ranbir Kapoor and Begum Jaan with Vidya Balan. In any case, when the actress was inquired as to whether she ever lost out on a role because of how she looked, Gauahar shared that one of the ‘‘biggest projects she lost’ was because she was ‘too good looking for it’’. She said Danny Boyle auditioned her numerous times for his movie 2008 Slumdog Millionaire, that won eight awards at the 81st Academy Awards, including best picture. Freida Pinto and Dev Patel featured together in Slumdog Millionaire.

Gauahar said there was ‘no formula’ for getting great roles. She said being attractive didn’t guarantee success. She likewise portrayed her experience with Danny Boyle, and how he couldn’t  ‘place her’ in a slum with her ‘face’.

“One of the biggest projects I lost in my life was because I was too good looking for it, and it was Slumdog millionaire. I have met Danny Boyle, and I have done five rounds of auditions for it. After the fifth round he said ‘you’re a fantastic actor, are you sure you’re trained in India?’ At that time, I had hardly an experience, and I said ‘I’ve trained in India’. He said, ‘you speak like an actor who is from out of India, not from India, so how do you have this experience?’ I said ‘sir I don’t know, I just try and do it every single day’. He said ‘you are such a fab actor but somehow I won’t be able to cast you here because I have to match three age groups and I can’t place you in a Slumdog Millionaire with your face. I said, ‘I can be in a slum’,” Gauahar told Film Companion.

She also said she regretted nothing about it, as she met Danny Boyle and he thought she was ‘a great actor’. Gauahar said she was ‘very happy’ that she was getting roles, where the directors felt they ‘needed a performance’.

After making her acting debut in 2009 movie Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year with Ranbir Kapoor, Gauahar made showed up in movies like Begum Jaan, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, and others.