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08-10-2009, 11:30 PM #1
★☆★ Bollywood's One film wonders! ★☆★
As we witness Imran Khan's second disaster film Luck, we wonder if he was a one film wonder like many others in Bollywood.
Mallika Sherawat may always be in the news, but it is rarely for the right reasons. She first made headlines for her 17 kisses in Khwahish and then delivered one hit film which was Murder. Ever since she has been relegated to the item girl side in Bollywood. Outside Bollywood however, she has managed to grab eyeballs and is now featuring in a Hollywood film called Hiss.
Jiah Khan became a name everyone knew when Ram Gopal Verma's Nishabd released. She played a 16-year-old in love with a 60-year-old played by Amitabh Bachchan and generated much controversy. Post that, however, things have been downhill and even the role she got in the superhit Ghajini was merely a supporting role.
Salman Khan has a knack for launching women in Bollywood and then forgetting about them. One such 'discovery' was Sneha Ullal of Lucky, No Time for Love. She grabbed headlines around the time of the film for her resemblance to Aishwarya Rai and the interest Salman showed in her, but after the hype around the film died, few remembered poor Sneha either.
Another of Salman Khan's discoveries was Bhumika Chawla, his co-star in Tere Naam. After this movie, Bhumika went back to doing Telugu films with a few unknown Hindi ones thrown in occasionally.
Neha Dhupia got herself some negative publicity with the film Julie and the response was so bad that it ruined her Bollywood career for good. She has appeared in a few films like Mithya and Shootout at Lokhandwala, but they have either been very niche films or she has had short, supporting roles.
Raj Babbar's son Arya got noticed when he acted in Ab Ke Baras, after which he was forgotten till we saw him in a supporting role in Guru and then in the superflop Chamku.
Jugal Hansraj will always be remembered as the adorable blue-eyed boy in Masoom even though he did a few films as a full-fledged actor. His film Aa Gale Lag Jaa opposite Urmila Matondkar worked for nostalgia value, but little else got him any points. He finally appeared as one of the three supporting actors in Mohabbatein and has recently given up acting to get into direction.
Few can forget the childlike Vivek Mushran of Saudagar fame, even though that remains his only major hit. After this he slipped into supporting roles and did films like Ram Jaane and more recently Kisna, though without much recognition.
Sanjay Kapoor may have had the backing of brothers Anil and Boney Kapoor, but that didn't take him very far in Bollywood. His first film Raja was a big hit, but little else was after that though he managed minor success with films like Mohabbat and Auzaar. After many forgettable films, he emerged in a guest appearance in Kal Ho Naa Ho and recently in a supporting role in Luck By Chance where he plays a character very close to his person.
The two actors of the superhit film Aashiqui, Anu Aggarwal and Rahul Roy disappeared from the limelight almost mysteriously after that film. While Anu Aggarwal quit showbiz completely, Rahul Roy emerged during the first season of TV show Bigg Boss which he won.