Everyone in Bollywood wants to prove that they are multi-talented. So, if singers and directors can come in front of the camera, why shouldn’t actors try their hands at directing a film? Ranbir Kapoor, in particular, has expressed his desire to revive the RK banner by making a movie for it. Well, that may take some time as the actor is now focused on getting his career back on track. Other actors, too, find it difficult to make time for directing a movie but somehow a few have managed to do so. Read on to know more about them.
Aamir Khan – Taare Zameen Par
This 2007 release was initially being directed by Amol Gupte. After a fallout with Aamir Khan, Gupte decided to quit the project. Mr. Perfectionist didn’t want to shelve the film and decided to direct it himself. Taare Zameen Par was loved by all and won several awards.
Ajay Devgn – U Me Aur Hum
Ajay Devgn made his directorial debut with this film and he cast his wife, Kajol, in it. U Me Aur Hum showed the life of a married couple, in which the wife suffers from Alzheimer’s. Even though the film did average business at the box office, it won critical acclaim.
Pankaj Kapur – Mausam
One of the most acclaimed actors in Bollywood, Pankaj Kapur, directed the 2011 movie Mausam. The film was panned by both- the critics and the audience. Pankaj’s son, Shahid, too wasn’t happy about how the film shaped up.
Anupam Kher – Om Jai Jagadish
Om Jai Jagadish had everything going for it. Unfortunately, even the stellar star cast (Anil Kapoor, Fardeen Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Urmila Matondkar, and Annu Kapoor), a great soundtrack and Anupam Kher as the director, couldn’t save this film from becoming one of this biggest disappointments of 2003.
Naseeruddin Shah – Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota
Naseeruddin Shah’s debut movie, as a director, was praised by every critic but it failed miserably at the box office. Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota was ahead of its time, and after that, the veteran actor hasn’t directed any Bollywood film.