Every role has its destiny.
Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan was meant to go to Aamir Khan, which is why Abhishek Bachchan rejected it as many as six times.
With Pushpa: The Rise being such a phenomenal success, one can probably not imagine any other actor but Allu Arjun in the lead role.
But do you know the original choice for Pushpa was Mahesh Babu?
According to sources in Hyderabad, Director Sukumar was keen on casting Mahesh Babu and approached him more than once.
"But Mahesh Babu has made a vow not to play anti-social characters. He loved the script of Pushpa, but didn't think he was the right fit for the role, as he does not believe in playing anti-social characters," the source tells Subhash K Jha.