Bollywood can be cruel at times. Friday decides the fate of our stars and if a film does well then they are the talk of the town. If a film crashes and burns at the box-office though, the star of the movie is in for a world of trouble. A superstar can definitely survive a flop or two but if their films continuously under-perform, they are often dismissed and written off by critics and masses. Here are some of the Bollywood stars whose films have failed to rake in the moolah recently and desperately need a hit to set things right for their respective careers:
Saif Ali Khan
Recent Debacles: Go Goa Gone, Bullett Raja, Happy Ending, Humshakals, Phantom.
Upcoming films: Rangoon.
Our Take: Rangoon should do well for Saif’s career. The film is being directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and also stars Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut. Saif has previously worked with Vishal on Omkara and won many accolades for his portrayal of Langda Tyagi.
Recent Debacles: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein.
Upcoming Films: Katti Batti.
Our Take: The promos tell us Katti Batti is a typical romcom. Just like most of Imran Khan films that have worked in the past. Our hopes from Katti Batti definitely remain high, but Imran needs to sign more films soon.
Recent Debacles: Ghanchakkar, Raja Natwarlal, Ungli, Mr. X 3D, Hamari Adhuri Kahani.
Upcoming Films: Azhar.
Our Take: Emraan was always termed as the hero for the masses, but some of the choices he made has affected his popularity. He also needs to look for films beyond the Bhatt camp. His next film Azhar is based on tainted cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin’s life and certainly looks like one with promise.
Recent Debacles: Bombay Velvet, Roy, Besharam.
Upcoming Films: Tamasha, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Our Take: Yes, Ranbir has had three movies of his fail in a row but we doubt it would make much of a difference to his stardom. His next film, Tamasha is opposite Deepika Padukone and is directed by Imtiaz Ali. There’s a lot of buzz around the film and given Imtiaz Ali‘s success rate so far, we’re sure this one will be a big grosser at the box-office. Karan Johar‘s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will be another Ranbir flick to look forward to.
Recent Debacles: Action Jackson, Tevar.
Upcoming Films: Akira
Our Take: Most of Sonakshi‘s films are the commercial ones, in which she is more often than not overshadowed by a superstar. Akira is an action drama and should show us a different side of Sonakshi.
Recent Debacles: Daawat-e-Ishq, Kill Dil.
Upcoming Films: Not confirmed yet.
Our Take: Apparently, Parineeti wanted a break after Kill Dil and hasn’t officially signed any film after that. She’s a good actress and we seriously hope she stops playing characters with the same shades over and over again. Like Emraan and the Bhatts, Parineeti too needs to look beyond Yash Raj films.
Recent Debacles: Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Bobby Jasoos, Hamari Adhuri Kahani.
Upcoming Films: Not confirmed yet.
Our Take: Vidya is a fabulous actress and has won many awards. She just needs to be more careful while signing films and surely it is only a matter of time before the hits come knocking at her door again.
Recent Debacles: Bewakoofiyaan, Khoobsurat, Dolly Ki Doli.
Upcoming Films: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Our Take: The most talked-about thing about anything Sonam Kapoor is almost always her wardrobe. She needs to do meatier roles. Her next film is opposite Salman Khan and it will be rather interesting to see Sonam hold her own before a superstar of a co-star. Having said that, a Salman-Barjatya collaboration is a sure shot recipe for a hit.
– By Criselle Lobo