Bollywood is the dreamland of many aspiring actors who strive hard to make it big in the industry. However, not everyone can taste success and fame in this competitive world. In this blog post, we shed light on some star kids who despite having a filmy background failed to carve a niche for themselves in Bollywood. Their struggle and journey are worth exploring as they inspire us to never give up on our dreams even if the road ahead seems daunting. So, let’s dive into their stories and glean lessons from their experiences!
Ranbir Kapoor is the son of actors Rishi and Neetu Kapoor, and the grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor. He made his acting debut in 2007 with the film Saawariya, for which he received mixed reviews. However, Ranbir’s performance in his next two films, Wake Up Sid and Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, was praised by critics.
In 2011, Ranbir gave another critically acclaimed performance in the film Rockstar, for which he won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He has since appeared in successful films like Barfi!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Besharam and Roy.
However, despite his success at the box office, Ranbir has not been able to achieve the same level of critical acclaim as his father and grandfather. Some have even said that he has failed to live up to their legacy. Nevertheless, Ranbir remains one of the most popular actors in Bollywood today.
Uday Chopra is the son of Yash Chopra and brother of Aditya Chopra. He made his acting debut in the blockbuster film Mohabbatein (2000). However, he could not replicate his father’s success in Bollywood. His subsequent films were box office flops and he was criticised for his lack of acting skills. In 2013, he quit acting and started producing films under the banner of Yash Raj Films. He has also written a few books which have been well received by critics.
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Esha Deol is the daughter of Bollywood stars Sunny Deol and Hema Malini. She made her acting debut in the film Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002), which was a box office flop. She went on to star in the films Yuva (2004) and Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002), both of which were also commercial failures. Her last release was Tell Me O Kkhuda (2011), which tanked at the box office.
Fardeen Khan is the son of veteran actor Feroz Khan. He made his debut in the 1998 film “Prem Aggan”. Although the film was not a box office success, Khan received critical acclaim for his performance. He went on to star in films like “Jungle”, “Khushi” and “Om Jai Jagadish”. However, none of these films were successful at the box office and Khan’s career failed to take off. He was last seen in the 2010 film “Housefull”.
Zayed Khan made his Bollywood debut with the 2002 film, “Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne”. He went on to do some popular films like “Main Hoon Na”, “Dus” and “Shabd”. However, he could not make a mark in the industry and was last seen in the 2016 film,”Wazir”.
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Neil Nitin Mukesh is the son of singer Nitin Mukesh and nephew of the late actor Rishi Kapoor. He made his debut in 2007 with Johnny Gaddaar and went on to star in films like New York, Lafangey Parindey, 7 Khoon Maaf, Players, Bullets and many more. However, despite having some good films under his belt, Neil could not make a name for himself in Bollywood. He was last seen in the 2019 film Bypass Road.
Harman Baweja was one of the star kids who could not make a name in Bollywood. He made his debut with the film Love Story 2050 which was a flop. He then appeared in the film Victory which was also a flop. His career did not take off after that and he failed to make a mark in Bollywood.
Jackky Bhagnani made his Bollywood debut in 2009 with the film Kal Kissne Dekha. The actor is the son of Vashu Bhagnani, a well-known producer in Bollywood. However, Jackky could not make a name for himself in the industry and has only starred in a handful of films. His last release was the 2018 film Mitron.
Tanishaa Mukerji is the daughter of yesteryear’s popular actress Tanuja and late filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee. The Bollywood actress made her debut in 2003 with the film Kuch Tum Kaho Kuch Hum Kahein opposite Fardeen Khan. The movie was a flop at the box office. Thereafter, she was seen in movies like Neal ‘n’ Nikki (2005), Sarhad Paar (2007) and Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local (2007), all of which were commercial failures. In 2009, she participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 3, which gave her some much-needed visibility. However, her Bollywood career failed to take off and she remains largely forgotten today.
Why some star kids make it in Bollywood while others don’t?
There are several factors that contribute to whether or not a star kid will make it in Bollywood. Some of these include nepotism, which is when someone is given preferential treatment because of their family connections; the star kid’s looks, which can play a big role in whether or not they are cast in movies; and their acting skills. Additionally, the competition among star kids can be very fierce, and many of them don’t have what it takes to stand out from the crowd.
All in all, it is clear that even having the support of a famous parent does not guarantee success for star kids in Bollywood. Although there are some star kids who have managed to make it big in this industry, many others have failed to do so. It just goes to show that hard work and dedication are still essential if one wants to succeed, no matter how much influence or privilege they may have.
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