Top 11 Bollywood Stars With Flop Debuts Turning Into Superstars

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1. Madhuri Dixit, Abodh


A movie that even the more dedicated Madhuri fans would be hard put to recall, Madhuri deserves kudos for not letting the ensuing string of flops pull her down until the 1988 movie Tezaab awarded her her first bonafide hit. So what if the initial days are not too good, keep up your spirit and do the best, is what we can learn from such a splendid actress. Truly she will remain the dancing superstar for many many years.

2. Ranbir Kapoor, Saawariya


There were great expectations from the debut moving ‘Saawariya’, starring Ranbir and Sonam Kapoor. Unfortunately this movie left the audience disheartened. But this young heart-throb did not give up and made a U turn in his acting career with movies like ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Barfi’.

3. Shraddha Kapoor, Luv Ka The End


Starting her career with a brief role in Teen Patti, Shraddha Kapoor made an enrty into the Bollywood era. She played her first lead role in ‘Luv Ka The End’ which was a serious disaster with 4.9 IMDB rating, also faced rave reviews from the critics. But this lady is out standing in her recent roles with Best Female Actress award in Aashiqui2 and plays a choreographer in ABCD2. No doubt that she emerges to be the next superstar in Bollywood.

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4. Salman Khan, Biwi Ho Toh Aisi


The history of Bollywood would have been different if Salman Khan had decided to call it quits when his debut movie ‘Biwi Ho Toh Aisi’ bombed majorly. As it happens, Salman decided to silence his detractors and went on to star in ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’, that to date, remains one of India’s highest grossing films. “Ek baar maine commitment karlia…toh main khud bhi nahi sunta”

5. Sonam Kapoor, Saawariya


Sonam started her career by assisting the director Sanjay Bhansali on his movie Black. While Ranbir went on to change his fate with career defining roles post Saawariya, Sonam had a tough time choosing her roles and to define herself in this acting world. She made her first commercial success with the romantic comedy I Hate Love Storys, followed by Raanjhanaa, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Khoobsurat. Alongside her acting career, she is particularly known in the media for her outspoken personality, and is cited as one of the most fashionable Indian celebrities.

6. Emraan Hashmi, Footpath


Don’t you remember the name? Don’t worry, Emraan Hashmi is also trying very hard not to either. Luckily, 2004 had Murder in store for him post which his Bollywood dreams took off. This actor has also redefined his acting abilities with movies such as Gangster and Jannat.

7. Rani Mukherjee, Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat


The 1997 ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat’ did not turn out to be so well at the box offices with a 4.1 IMDB rating.But Rani found it in her to give Bollywood another try and has been smiling ever since.

8. Aditya Roy Kapur, London Dreams


You can probably be forgiven if the fact that Aditya Roy Kapur starred in ‘London Dreams’ came as news to you. This actor started off playing a minor role in ‘London Dreams’ followed by ‘Action Replayy’ and ‘Guzaarish’ which kept him busy through 2010. It is only after 3 years that he struck gold with ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and cemented his position with Aashiqui2. To be noted, this actor is among the top list as one of the sexiest male on earth.

9. Saif Ali Khan, Parampaara


Critic reviews to his debut film, Parampaara, were harsh to say the least but Saif hung in there and kept at it until he finally got a breakthrough two years later with ‘Yeh Dillagi’.

10. Katrina Kaif, Boom


‘A soft-porn venture masquerading as clever, outside-the-box cinema,’ is probably not how you’d want your big debut movie to be remembered. This movie was literally dirty with a poor IMDB rating of 2.3. ‘Boom’ was a blast! But fortunately for Katrina, Salman Khan happened and there has been no turning back ever since.

11. Alia Bhatt


Last but not the least is the youngest superstar of tomorrow. As every knows, Alia made her debut in Karan Johar’s movie ‘Student of the Year’, which had a very bad response from the audience. But her role in Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ portrayed her skills as an actor. No wonder she will go beyond all the existing superstars of Bollywood.


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