Every actor who enters the industry wants to debut with a movie that can make him/her a household name and fetch more contracts, however, many Bollywood superstars made their debut with a flop film and later got noticed by their subsequent performances. Here is a list of actors whose first film was a flop but later they proved themselves:
1) Amitabh Bachchan
Did you know that the Shehenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan’s debut movie was a flop? Amitabh starred in the film ‘Saat Hindustani’ in 1969, followed by 6 more forgettable films until he hit the jackpot with ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Deewar’.
2) Saif Ali Khan
3) Akshay Kumar
4) Madhuri Dixit Nene
The Dhak Dhak girl of Bollywood, Madhuri started her career with a flop film ‘Abodh’ in the year 1984. Although the movie was a huge flop, Madhuri got noticed and was offered various other films where she proved herself as a great actor.
Hard to believe but true, this charismatic actress also debuted with a flop film, ‘Bekhudi’ in the year 1992. Her first commercial success was the film ‘Baazigar’ which released in 1993 and after that, there was no looking back for Kajol.
6) Kareena Kapoor Khan
Just imagine if Kareena would have starred in the Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Kaho Na Pyar hai’? Yes, she was offered the film but Amisha Patel bagged the lead role while Kareena made her debut opposite Abhishek Bachchan in ‘Refugee’. It took some time, before Bebo became the most popular and most fashionable diva that she is!
7) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Although the former Miss India World took the world by her beauty, her debut film ‘Aur Pyar ho Gaya’, which released in 1997, failed to charm the audience. It was only in 1999 when she got noticed with her specatular performances in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ and ‘Taal’.
8) Ranbir Kapoor
The Chocolate boy of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor, started his film career with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Saawariya’ in 2007 but the film didn’t do well at the box office. Ranbir established himself as a talented actor with movies like ‘Rockstar’, ‘Barfi’ and ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year’.
9) Sonam Kapoor Ahuja
10) Rani Mukherjee
Rani Mukherjee is one of the most talented actresses of Bollywood but she too, started out with one flop after another – ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat’ and ‘Mehndi’. Both the films flopped but Rani’s bold and strong scenes got her noticed by various directors.
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