As they say in Bollywood, one failed movie and you are entitled as a flop actor or actress. Success doesn’t come easy and that stands very true in B-town as well. Check out these biggest Bollywood stars with a terrible debut, but went on to become the most famous Bollywood actors post their debuts.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
It took him 7 movies until he hit the bull’s eye. His forgettable debut happened among six other actors in Saath Hindustani. However, he kept doing films until Zanjeer and Deewar happened to make him the “angry-young-man” of Bollywood. His stardom needs no further explanation. He represents Indian cinema globally.
2. Salman Khan
His stardom has no limits! But Sallu has had his share of struggles, despite being the son of renowned screenwriter Salim Khan. He debuted as a supporting actor in Biwi Ho To Aisi and all we saw from the movie is a small clip of him madly dancing on the bed. His second film became his first solo blockbuster. They call it Maine Pyar Kiya, and we call the rest, as history!
3. Aditya Roy Kapur
The stud with the hot bod made a failed debut in Bollywood with his movie ‘London Dreams.’ But he became a superstar after giving a single hit ‘Aashiqui 2’.
4. Ranbir Kapoor
Ranbir Kapoor’s debut was a much-awaited one as he made his entry in the industry with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya opposite Sonam Kapoor. But all the expectations failed as the movie didn’t do well. Despite the commercial failure of his debut movie, Yash Raj Films signed him for Bachna Ae Haseeno which made him a top Bollywood actor overnight. And of course, his stint in Bollywood continued and still continues with movies such as Barfi, Rajneeti, Tamasha and more. The only memory people have of Ranbir’s first movie is his towel act. Besides that Saawariya is a movie better left forgotten.
5. Emraan Hashmi
He is one man who has grown in his acting to extremes. From being a passionate kisser to delivering heartfelt performances in The Dirty Picture, Awarapan, and Azhar, Emraan has proved his mettle. But did you know that Murder wasn’t his debut? It was actually Footpath. He played a gangster who died. The film also starred Bipasha Basu. But it was a big flop!
These famous biggest Bollywood stars have indeed taught us that one shouldn’t give up on the first try. So, who is your favorite actor among these? Let us know in the comments below.