Being just an actor/actress isn’t enough in Bollywood. You have to have a successful and flourishing career with a good fan following. Failing which you can be as easily forgotten as you were remembered. Being the child of a successful star is another ball game all together, as it does not guarantee that you will get the same adulation and achievement like them. In fact in recent times star kids have expressed being from a film background is more of a con than a pro. It might give you the stepping-stone and platform to showcase your talent easily, but the comparison and judgments will never ever stop, unless you give a solid performance consistently and prove your mettle. Some of the star kids who have made us forget they are actually star kids with their sheer talent, skill and achievements are Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vivek Oberoi, among others.
Here is a look at some of the star kids that started with big anticipation but somewhere lost the game…badly.
Son of yesteryear’s superstar Jeetendra, Tusshar Kapoor has a promising start with Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan but he had no luck after that. All his movies flopped one after another, no matter how hard he tried. It helped him that his sister Ekta Kapoor became a huge TV and movie producer, thus she gave him abundant work, but otherwise this is one actor people would rather not see back on the silver screen.
Daughter of two of the top actos of their time Hema Malini and Dharmendra, Esha Deol seemed like she was born to be a star. But sadly destiny never played in her favor, atleast as afar as Bollywood is concerned. Although her debut film Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe was appreciated, she failed to capture the same attention in her remaining movies.
Zayed Khan never had the acting bug in him, and its evident from his performances. All of them seemed very unconvincing. Son of actor Sanjay Khan, he made his debut in Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne, which did disastrous business and was soon written off. Even though he had significant roles in movies like Main Hoon Na, his career never really took off.
His parents are the multi-talented Anupam Kher and Kirron Kher. In spite of this parentage, there seems to be no earth shattering performance from this lad. His debut movie itself Woodstock Villa was a dud. He seemed to have a promising career but one flop after another 5 times made the critiques write him off.
Born in the famous Yash Chopra family, Uday Chopra never had the conventional chocolate boy looks that Bollywood is used to. His acting skills too didn’t help his fate. After his debut in the multi starrer Mohabbatein, people had hopes that he might improve his acting or movie choices but non of that ever happened.