Being an actor or an actress has probably been one of the dreams common to every human being. At some point in life or the other, we all have dreamt of living a life king-size as our favorite Bollywood stars do. However, while we are always charmed by the appearances and lifestyles of the Bollywood celebs, one thing that we underestimate these stars upon is the extreme dedication and their hard work because of which they have reached heights in the industry. Following this, there have been times when some celebrities from other fields tried their hands on becoming an actor.
While some shot to fame, various others failed miserably. And while writing this piece about the failures of various such artists, the one famous dialogue from the Bollywood that comes to our mind is from 3 Idiots when Aamir explains – “Agar lata Mangeshkar ke father ne usse bola hota ke tu fast bowler ban jaa, toh soch woh aaj kahan hoti?” This dialogue immediately strikes our head making a clear picture of what he was trying to say. It is certainly not necessary that if you are an ace in a profession, then you could certainly ace in acting too. So, today with this post, we have recollected the names of some popular celebrities who made a huge mistake by acting in Bollywood. Let’s have a loo:
Boxer, Vijender Singh
A professional boxer and a politician, Vijender Singh has not only been blessed with talent in sport but also with handsome looks. Following his successful career in the field, Vijendra got inclined towards the glam industry by taking some time off from his service. He marked his debut in the industry with the Bollywood comedy-drama social thriller film, Fugly which was not able to garner much success post which he decided to get back to the ring.
This Indian playback singer has certainly been a “Shaan” of the industry, thanks to his mesmerizing voice which has been a bliss for the Bollywood industry. Responsible for delivering classic songs like – Chand Sifarish, Jab Se Tere Naina, Kuch To Hua Hai, Musu Musu, etc. Shann became an absolute favorite amongst the audiences. While he was tremendously loved for his work in the singing industry, Shaan tried his hands on acting and appeared in several films such as Zameen, Loins of Punjab Presents, Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya, etc. However, none of them was able to bring success to the singer.
Cricketer, Sandeep Patil
After being a part of the team for 6 years from 1980 to 1986, Sandeep got inclined towards the glam industry and soon after winning the 1983 Cricket World Cup, Sandeep left his match trip to be a part of the movie Kabhie Ajnabi The. This movie not only became the debut movie of the cricketer but was also his last work in the industry. The reason behind the same was a major failure of the movie at the box office.
Music composer/Singer, Himesh Reshammiya
While Himesh was loved by the audiences for his unique songs and singing style, he soon went off the people’s hearts by getting into the glam industry. After having a career in music for ages, Himesh became a part of some unsuccessful projects like Karzzz, Aap Kaa Surroor, and Xpose as an actor. After the commercial failure of these movies, Himesh was not able to stand himself as an actor in the industry.
Rapper, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Regarded as one of the best yet famous rappers of the time, there was an era when Honey Singh took the music industry by storm. Each function or occasion used to be incomplete without his songs, However, the singer developed an interest in the glam industry and starred alongside Himesh in the film, Xpose. Apart from his work in this film, Honey has also been a part of various Punjabi movies.
Tennis Player, Leander Paes
Leander, one of the greatest tennis players in doubles, is a professional tennis player who has been embraced with various recognized titles and awards in the field. After being a champion in his field, Leander tried to make a shift in the Bollywood industry and appeared in the socio-political thriller film, Rajdhani Express in 2013. While the movie bombed at the box office, thankfully, not many people knew about him being a part of the movie and he again shifted towards his career.
Music composer/Singer, Mika Singh
Mika Singh has been truly a popular singer and composer for several famous items such as Ibn-e-Batuta, Mauja Hi Mauja, Sawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag, etc, and has made the audiences groove over his songs. After being successful in the industry, Mika tried to boost his career and took it to another level by venturing into films. He became a part of some movies like Balwinder Singh… Famous Ho Gaya, Mitti, The Film Love.com, etc. However, he could not make a firm career in the industry and rather as good as a singer only!
Singer, Sonu Nigam
Looks like there have been various singers who have tried their luck in the Bollywood industry! And amongst those artists, Sonu Nigam also tried his hands in acting by getting into films. He grabbed as many as 6 to 7 films to date with some of them being – Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani, Love in Nepal, Kash Aap Hamare Hote being the more prominent ones.
Cricketer, Ajay Jadeja
Cricket has been one of the integral parts of the Bollywood industry where either the makers actively participated in making a story about the cricket world, or for various linkup stories and love affairs between these industries. However, there have been times when various cricketers like Ajay Jadeja went on to make their careers in the industry. The cricketer Ajay Jadeja made an appearance in the multi starrer film, Khel which turned out to be disastrous at the box office and made him change his decision.
Cricketer, Vinod Kambli
Another cricketer who gave a shot at acting was Vinod Kambli who appeared in the film Annarth and made us all realize that he is better off-screen only. After this, he was not seen much in the movies and stayed away from the entertainment world.