10 Bollywood Actors whose First Film was a Flop!

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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

The Chhote Nawab of Bollywood, Saif also debuted with the flop film ‘Parampara’ and he acted in various movies before he made a place for himself in the industry.


3) Akshay Kumar

The film industry would never have been the way it is, had Khiladi aka Akshay Kumar stopped acting after his debut film ‘Saugandh’ flopped in the year 1991.

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.


5) Kajol

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

This diva of Bollywood chose to debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in ‘Saawariya’ in the year 2007 but the film was a huge flop and it took a lot of time for Sonam to get a hold in the industry.


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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