Fardeen, Zayed to Shamita, Esha: Actors who flopped despite their Godfather's support

Movies | IBNLive | February 27, 2015, 8:34 pm
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 Sharmila Tagore's daughter might have got the looks from her mother but her career graph has been even worse than her brother's initial films. Known for her stint in 'Rang De Basanti', Soha could never match up to her mother's acting prowess despite starring in number of films.
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Sharmila Tagore's daughter might have got the looks from her mother but her career graph has been even worse than her brother's initial films. Known for her stint in 'Rang De Basanti', Soha could never match up to her mother's acting prowess despite starring in number of films.

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 His father might have been the 'disco dancer' of Bollywood, but Mimoh is nowhere close to his father's stature. The actor had an unimpressive debut in 2008 with 'Jimmy'.
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His father might have been the 'disco dancer' of Bollywood, but Mimoh is nowhere close to his father's stature. The actor had an unimpressive debut in 2008 with 'Jimmy'.

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 Shilpa Shetty's younger sister was launched amidst much pomp and show in Yash Chopra's 'Mohabbatein'. While her first film did work wonders at the box-office, Shamita had to wait for another five years to bag another film. Despite her stint in a handful of films, Shamita could never make it big in Bollywood. Shamita is recently seen on the small tube selling a hair product with sister Shilpa.
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Shilpa Shetty's younger sister was launched amidst much pomp and show in Yash Chopra's 'Mohabbatein'. While her first film did work wonders at the box-office, Shamita had to wait for another five years to bag another film. Despite her stint in a handful of films, Shamita could never make it big in Bollywood. Shamita is recently seen on the small tube selling a hair product with sister Shilpa.

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 With Dharmendra and Hema Malini's genes, their daughter Esha Deol was expected to weave magic on the silver screen. But her maiden film turned out to be everything apart from being a hit. And, despite innumerable attempts to revive her career, nothing much was done. The actress later married boyfriend Bharat Takhtani.
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With Dharmendra and Hema Malini's genes, their daughter Esha Deol was expected to weave magic on the silver screen. But her maiden film turned out to be everything apart from being a hit. And, despite innumerable attempts to revive her career, nothing much was done. The actress later married boyfriend Bharat Takhtani.

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 Ashmit, who has been in the news more for his MMS scandal rather than his films, debuted in Vikram Bhatt's 'Inteha' in 2003. Later, he was spotted in a few films but none of them could do wonders for this actor.
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Ashmit, who has been in the news more for his MMS scandal rather than his films, debuted in Vikram Bhatt's 'Inteha' in 2003. Later, he was spotted in a few films but none of them could do wonders for this actor.

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 Her mother Moon Moon Sen created quite a stir in the films during her time but Riya Sen never hit the headlines for her films. Instead it was her raunchy photoshoots and MMS scandal that kept Riya in the limelight.
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Her mother Moon Moon Sen created quite a stir in the films during her time but Riya Sen never hit the headlines for her films. Instead it was her raunchy photoshoots and MMS scandal that kept Riya in the limelight.

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 The actress who recently gave birth to a baby boy quit on films a long time back. Malaika Arora Khan's sister, who was a big name back in 90s with her television stint, got her first break in 2002 opposite Fardeen Khan in 'Kitne Door Kitne Paas'. But, her acting career of seven years has been a blink and miss.
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The actress who recently gave birth to a baby boy quit on films a long time back. Malaika Arora Khan's sister, who was a big name back in 90s with her television stint, got her first break in 2002 opposite Fardeen Khan in 'Kitne Door Kitne Paas'. But, her acting career of seven years has been a blink and miss.

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 Following in the footsteps of brother Salman Khan, Sohail also tried his hands at acting but unlike Salman, he was no where close to being a superstar material. With his stiff body and bad facial expressions, Sohail was immediately written off by the audience. However, Sohail was not still ready to hang his boots and he started to act in his home productions.
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Following in the footsteps of brother Salman Khan, Sohail also tried his hands at acting but unlike Salman, he was no where close to being a superstar material. With his stiff body and bad facial expressions, Sohail was immediately written off by the audience. However, Sohail was not still ready to hang his boots and he started to act in his home productions.

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 Unlike his father Manoj Kumar, Kunal could never taste the stardom that his father had been bestowed upon. Despite having his father's good looks, Kunal could not find much work in Bollywood.
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Unlike his father Manoj Kumar, Kunal could never taste the stardom that his father had been bestowed upon. Despite having his father's good looks, Kunal could not find much work in Bollywood.

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 Before the launch of his first film 'Love Story 2050', Harman was touted to be encashing in on Hrithik Roshan's looks. But, with the release of his film the audience had nothing to say about his acting prowess.
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Before the launch of his first film 'Love Story 2050', Harman was touted to be encashing in on Hrithik Roshan's looks. But, with the release of his film the audience had nothing to say about his acting prowess.

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 Kajol might be ruling the roost with her hits in Bollywood but her little sister Tanisha could never come out of the shadow of Kajol. Known for her films like 'Neal n Nikki' and 'Sarkar', Tanisha's acting was always compared with her sister's acting prowess. Her Bollywood career seems to have taken a backseat now.
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Kajol might be ruling the roost with her hits in Bollywood but her little sister Tanisha could never come out of the shadow of Kajol. Known for her films like 'Neal n Nikki' and 'Sarkar', Tanisha's acting was always compared with her sister's acting prowess. Her Bollywood career seems to have taken a backseat now.

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 Kirron Kher might still be making her presence felt in front of the camera, but her son Sikander has remained ignorant to such fan-following and stardom. He made his debut in 'Woodstock Villa' in 2008 and four years down the line, he is still unable to make a mark for himself in Bollywood.
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Kirron Kher might still be making her presence felt in front of the camera, but her son Sikander has remained ignorant to such fan-following and stardom. He made his debut in 'Woodstock Villa' in 2008 and four years down the line, he is still unable to make a mark for himself in Bollywood.

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 Faisal's brother might have directors lined up outside his home to sign on Mr Perfectionist for their films, but Faisal has been pushed back to a kind of black hole where his existence is known only by Aamir's name. The actor tried to make his way into Bollywood with films like 'Madhosh' and 'Mela' but all of his films bombed at the box-office.
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Faisal's brother might have directors lined up outside his home to sign on Mr Perfectionist for their films, but Faisal has been pushed back to a kind of black hole where his existence is known only by Aamir's name. The actor tried to make his way into Bollywood with films like 'Madhosh' and 'Mela' but all of his films bombed at the box-office.

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 Bollywood star kids might have been born with a silver spoon, but their journey into the world of stardom is not guaranteed. Finding their first film with their parents or siblings is not a big deal, but sustaining in Bollywood is definitely difficult. Here is a look at the actors who flopped despite being pushed by their Godfathers in the industry.
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Bollywood star kids might have been born with a silver spoon, but their journey into the world of stardom is not guaranteed. Finding their first film with their parents or siblings is not a big deal, but sustaining in Bollywood is definitely difficult. Here is a look at the actors who flopped despite being pushed by their Godfathers in the industry.

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 Late Yash Chopra did everything to make his son's career work. But, Uday was only seen in his home productions.
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Late Yash Chopra did everything to make his son's career work. But, Uday was only seen in his home productions.

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