Being an actor is like a dream come true. There are lot of people who struggle and try their luck in Bollywood. Not many get lucky though. While some get a chance to feature purely because of talent, there are others who come in with a bang and then do a Mr. India by vanishing completely. Of course it is a race and survival of the fittest. Several one-trick actors we would have loved to see more of, and of course there are some who we’re glad disappeared on their own. Either fame got to their heads too early or they couldn’t keep up with the competition and hence they lost the race. While also moving to direction and production seems an easy way out, some of these stars have decided to change the course midway.
Here are some of the stars who shined only for a while and then vanished… Though the list is huge and never ending, we have picked up 10 stars who have gone missing for a while.
1. Kumar Gaurav
Debuted with the movie – Love Story, in 1981, this one was a charmer. Seen further in movies like Naam, Teri Kasam, Janam, Indrajeet, etc. this actor went missing from Bollywood after playing a few roles. He did appear on small screen, but the stint didn’t last long. He was last seen in Kaante movie in 2002.
2. Uday Chopra
Son of iconic filmmaker Yash Chopra, Uday started his movie career with Mohabbatein in the year 2000. Before acting, he has also worked as assistant director in some of the movies under Yash Raj Films. He has majorly starred in movies produced by his father (we don’t want to dig deeper her :P). The actor was last seen in Dhoom 3 which released in 2013.
3. Harman Baweja
Known as the clone of Hrithik Roshan, this actor debuted with Love Story 2050. Considered to be a major box office bomber, his journey has lasted only about 4-5 films long. It is said that he was able to get these 4 films in his kitty due to the influence and standing of his father in the Hindi film industry. We don’t know the truth here 😛
4. Fardeen Khan
Son of legendary Feroz Khan, Fardeen debuted with movie Prem Aggan in 1998. He also won best debut award male for the same. With that his stint lasted only for a decade. He starred in movies like Jungle, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, No Entry, All The Best, Heyy Babyy, etc. to name a few.
5. Zayed Khan
Zayed khan made his debut in 2003 with Chura Liya Hai Tumne. Though his first hit came from the movie Main Hoon Na in 2004. Later he starred in movies like Shabd, Dus, Fight Club, Cash, Yuvvraj, Blue, etc. Some of these movies helped him survive the ordeal. He was last seen in Tezz in 2012.
6. Imran khan
Imran Khan is a nephew of Aamir Khan. His bollywood career started as a child actor with movies like Qayamat se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. His lead role debut was with the movie Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na in 2008 which was a romantic comedy and gained him critical success and won him best debut award. He starred in movies like I Hate Love Story, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Luck, Delhi Belly, once upon a time in Mumbai Dobara, etc. He was last seen in 2015 in the movie Katti Batti opposite Kangana Ranaut.
7. Ameesha Patel
Ameesha debuted in 2000 with blockbuster Kaho Na Pyaar Hai opposite Hrithik Roshan that won her a best debutant award. Considered to be one of the sexiest actress, Ameesha went on to star in hits like Gadar: ek prem katha, Humraaz, Badri (Telugu), Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Bhool Bhulaiya, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, etc. She was last seen in Race 2 in 2013 as a supporting actress.
8. Mallika Sherawat
Known for her bold and sultry debut with movie Khwahish in 2003, Mallika has been the talk of the town since then. Her next movie – Murder released in 2004 and established her as a sex symbol and tagged her as a controversial Bollywood celebrity. She then appeared in movies like Pyar Ke Side Effects, Aap Ka Suroor, Welcome, Ugly aur Pagli, etc. She now resides in LA and has also appeared in few Chinese and Hollywood movies. She was last seen in 2012 in the movie Tezz for an item song.
9. Antara Mali
Antara debuted with movie Dhoondhte Reh Jaoge in 1998. However, she got recognition as a new face with the movie – Company and Road, both produced by Ram Gopal Verma. She also starred in a tribute to Madhuri Dixit titled – Main Madhuri Banana Chahti Hoon, Naach, Darna Mana Hai, Gayab, Mr Ya Miss, etc. She was last seen in 2010 in the movie – And Once Again.
10. Vatsal Sheth
The actor debuted on small screen with the show Just Mohabbat in the year 1996-2000. He later debuted in Bollywood in 2004 with Tarzan: the wonder car movie. He later starred in movies like Nanhe Jaisalmer, Paying Guests, Heroes, etc. He was last seen doing a cameo in the movie Jai Ho in 2014.
Let us know in comments below which of these actors would you like to see again on-screen or are you glad they have just vanished?