Stars who faded away after making a successful debut


It is not an easy thing to make a mark in Bollywood with the debut film. And even if that comes easy, it takes a lot of efforts and hard-work to sustain that stardom. With the established stars and the contemporaries around one really needs to keep doing good work to stay put in the industry.

There is always somebody to step into the shoes of the other. This makes it all the more important for one to not take this work lightly and get carried away frivolously with the fame or just take things for granted. There are many actors in this industry who got swayed for one reason or the other and spoiled their career totally. Let us take a look at some those actors who had the potential but got wasted away.

Fardeen Khan- He is the son of Late Feroz Khan. He had the good looks and charm that could sweep any girl off her feet. He was also a good actor and definitely has a few good films to his credit. He debuted with Prem Agan. He won the Filmfare award for “Best Debut” in the year 1998. He has done films like “No Entry”, ‘Love ke liye kuch bhi karenga”, “Pyaar tune kya kiya”, “Bhoot”, “Heyy Baby” and many more. However, in the year 2001, he was returned to custody at the “Narcotics Control Bureau”. Later after many years he was found not guilty but we all know the larger picture. His involvement into drugs made his career suffer. The films he did after “Pyaar tune kya kiya” that released in 2000 were mostly multi-starrers, though the spark in him could be seen he could not sustain his fame.

Vivek Oberoi- his first film “Company” released in 2002. It was a Ram Gopal Verma film that also starred Ajay Devgn. He won two Filmfare awards- Best Debut and Best Supporting Actor. He was on a roll in his initial days. His film “Saathiya” that released the year after took the youngsters by storm. The film belonged to the romantic genre. He was nominated for the Best Actor award at the Filmfare. He has been part of films like Yuva, Masti, Omkara and Shootout at Lokhandwala. In 2003, he came out with a press conference against the established Salman khan. The trouble was regarding Aishwarya Rai. This was not taken down well by the industry. This ruined his image to a large extent. Many in the industry did not offer him work thinking of him being hot-headed. What could have been a brilliant career in Bollywood fizzled out in no time.

Uday Chopra- he is the son of the famous veteran director Yash Chopra and brother of director-producer Aditya Chopra. His first film was “Mohabattein” that apart from SRK and Amitabh Bachchan starred five more newcomers. The film was under his father’s production. The film was a hit and he looked promising. Later on his choice of films was not good enough and mostly all were flops. Today it is only in the Dhoom series that we get to see him.

Ameesha Patel- she starred in “Kaho Naa Pyar Hain” alongside Hrithik Roshan. Both were newcomers and both were thought of having huge potential. While Hrithik cashed in on the fame of his first film Ameesha could not. Her involvement with Vikram Bhatt, her family problems that made an ugly show in public spoiled her chances of making it big in the industry.

Zayed Khan- He is the son of Sanjay Khan and the cousin of Fardeen. He made his debut with “Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne”. He was nominated for the “Best Debut award. He then starred in “Main Hoon na” that was his career’s biggest hit. But because of a frivolous nature and less focus in his career he missed all the opportunities.

Gracy Singh- She made her debut with “Lagaan”. The film was a huge hit. She was then seen in Munnabhai MBBS. However, apart from these two she has not quite done too many films and fizzled out very soon. Her reluctance towards the roles that required her to be glamorous and lack of co-operation in the industry led her away from the limelight.
Fardeen Khan
Fardeen Khan
Vivek Oberoi
Vivek Oberoi
Uday Chopra
Uday Chopra
Ameesha Patel
Ameesha Patel
Zayed Khan
Zayed Khan
Gracy Singh
Gracy Singh


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