Everyone knows that Bollywood stars' and the entertainment industry's lives are short. To stay and prosper in the brutal world of entertainment, it takes a lot of luck in addition to hard work. Here's a list of actresses who had a bright future in the entertainment industry but almost disappeared after their debut.
Tanishaa Mukerji, Tanuja's daughter and Kajol's younger sister, debuted in 2003 with Sssshhh..., a blink-and-you'll-miss-it film. She landed the lead role in Neal ‘n' Nikki, opposite Uday Chopra, and that was the end of it. She did feature in multi-starrer films like Sarkar and Tango Charlie after that, but she had very little screen time in them. She was anticipated to be a bigger deal because she comes from a family with a lot of talent and star power. She also attempted, but failed, to make a comeback on television through Bigg Boss.
She made her acting debut opposite Salman Khan in Lucky - No Time For Love, and she had a striking resemblance to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but we think that worked against her. She shifted her career to Telugu films soon after her first Hindi film, where she mostly appears in cameos and special appearances.
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She made her Bollywood debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Ashutosh Gowarikar's film Swades, and we haven't heard from her since. Despite winning awards for Best Female Debut and Most Promising Newcomer - Female, we never saw her on screen again. She married and decided to devote all of her time to her family after her first and only film.
Bhumika's plain, coy, and traditional looks were ideally suited for girl-next-door roles, but after her debut in Tere Naam as Salman Khan's love interest, she didn't stand out. She quickly made her way to the South Indian film industry, where she became well-known. She made her comeback to Hindi cinema after a decade with MS Dhoni: The Untold Tale, in which she was starred Dhoni's sister.
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Mayuri has been the most absent from our screens in this list. She barely made an impression in Bollywood after appearing in films such as Papa Kehte Hain, Hogi Pyar Ki Jeet, and Betaabi. After getting married, the actress relocated to New York to pursue her MBA. She is currently employed by Google India as the Industry Head.
All expected Kim to go far when she made her acting debut in Mohabbatein, a multi-starrer film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Her personal life, rather than her films, has kept her in the spotlight. Her life appears to be a long and never-ending holiday based on her Instagram feed.
Despite appearing in a few forgettable films, she is still remembered as the Aashiqui girl from her debut film, which was a huge success in the 1990s. Following a near-fatal accident, the model-actress returned to India and has been focusing on accepting positive energies through yoga and meditation ever since.
She has a long list of acting credits, including a number of regional films. However, with the exception of Mohabbatein, a multi-starrer film, we can't remember any that stand out. Jaiveer and Dev, her two adorable sons, are now her husband and parents.
Following a mediocre career in Bollywood, the ‘Saki Saki' girl dabbled in reality shows such as Fear Factor India, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 3 and Bigg Boss 13, but added no benifit.
She seemed to be on the verge of a promising Bollywood career after delivering back-to-back smash hits like Paap, Zeher, and Aksar. However, after marrying director Mohit Suri, the actress decided to concentrate on her personal life. She is now the mother of a son and a daughter, as well as a DJ and music composer.