Every single day thousands of aspirants make an effort to enter the industry in order to make a mark for themselves. Some succeed in doing so and for some it’s a rather painful goodbye right in the start. Opportunity doesn’t knock twice, they say. The wise grab it, make use of it and make paths leading to greater heights of success.
Our Bollywood celebs are no exception. But there are some Bollywood stars who, despite having golden chances, have never made it to the top. We’re talking about those actors who could have made it really big in Bollywood but unfortunately never tasted success here.
While most actors move from TV to the grand 70mm, there are some actors who find fame and moolah in the television industry rather than Bollywood. Here are two Bollywood actors who went totally unrecognized in Bollywood but found immense popularity on small screen.
Ruslaan Mumtaaz was that cute teenager in the film MP3 – Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar who falls in love, lands into trouble, loses his mind for a while and in the end wins back his love. Son of popular yesteryear actress Anjana Mumtaz, Ruslaan was expected to create ripples in the industry when he debuted in the year 2007. However, his journey hasn’t been a smooth one. Despite acting in a couple of films post MP3, Ruslaan failed to receive what he had expected. It was in the year 2013 that he bagged the lead role in the TV serial Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara opposite established actress Sangeetha Ghosh. This was the beginning of Ruslaan’s rise to fame. TV surely did wonders for him.
This guy began his career with TV. He hit jackpot when he bagged the lead role in the film Taarzan: The Wonder Car. The film was directed by the most sort after director duo Abbas-Mustaan. This was an opporunity to die for. Ayesha Takia was the female lead in the film. Vatsal, in his very first film, got to work with exceptional actors like Farida Jalal and Ajay Devgn. Admitted, the script of the film was bad..but hey, he had the looks and also the talent to make it big in Bollywood. Then came his next film alongside Bobby Deol but still nothing worked out. He went on to act in films where he totally went unnoticed. In the year 2014, the TV show Ek Haseen thi went on air, with Vatsal as the lead actor. His role as a baddie in the serial is getting a positive response and this seems the right profession for Vatsal dearest.