100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA : Flip Flop Actors

100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA : Flip Flop Actors

Deepak Parashar: When BR Chopra made the Muslim musical triangular love story little would be imagine that the hero would go unnoticed and the guy who...

Deepak Parashar: When BR Chopra made the Muslim musical triangular love story little would be imagine that the hero would go unnoticed and the guy who quickly turn villain would last longer. Deepak with 'Nikaah' and 'Insaaf Ka Tarazu' made big news and thus the thud was even more visible. Rumours about his preferences made it to the film magazines but not much on screen.

Kumar Gaurav: He too started with a bang. There was a time when youngsters fell in love, parents opposed the rich poor divide and the young teenagers were on the run. Old world love story. Kumar Gaurav was the darling and gals swooned. So did the acting career.

Sanjay Kapoor: Not every guy gets a chance to share screen space with the likes of Madhuri Dixit and Karishma Kapoor in the lead and still not deliver. While Raja was a super hit, this actor's lineage was not sufficient to get the fans to the theatre.

Vijay Arora: A debut with Zeenat Aman in a Nazir Hussain film. He could not have asked for more and the 'churaliya hai tumne' was a craze. Then he made his way to some BR Ishara films and slowly and surely the decline was visible and finally he invisible.

Rajiv Kapoor: This is the one big disappointment from the Kapoor stable. Marketed as the ideal replacement to uncle Shammi, this nephew started with a bang: 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' and a camp to stand him in good stead. Neither were sufficient to keep this Kapoor out from the Kapoor Midas touch.

Rahul Roy: This is one name Aditya Roy would like to avoid. Like 'Aashiqui 2' its forerunner too made big melodious news. Where did the one film wonder disappear in his few and far between appearances outside the Bhatt camp is a another way of talking about a promising debut that remained a promise.

Vivek Mushran: He made his debut with Manisha � one of the many Ms in the filmography of Subash Ghai. He was noticed even in the presence of the likes of Dilip Kumar, Raaj Kumar and Anupam Kher. He was marketed as the chocolate faced hero with a lot of promise but he too disappeared gradually.

Jugal Hansraj: While his debut co-star (Urmila Matondkar) found her Prof. Higgins in RGV, this man was stranded after a dream debut with Shekar Kapoor as his director and actors like Naseer Shabana and Supriya Pathak ( Masoom). However when he returned to the silver screen with 'Mohabbatein' and the rest he was summarily rejected.

Uday Chopra: A actor whose success is far from proportionate to his acting skills and his power connections. This 'Dhoom' star is now not even seen in many home productions and is a clear case that at the 'Bombay Talkies' nothing but what you did last Friday matters.

Shiney Ahuja: Lakhon Khwaishein that you make a debut in a film like 'Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi'. While of the trio, KK ensured a special space for himself (though not proportionate with his talent) and Chitrangada has made her compromises with cinema, this talent is completely lost, some time in scandal, some time in obscurity.

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L Ravichander

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