10 Bollywood Superstars Who Had Disastrous Box Office Debuts

Making a mark in Bollywood is not an easy task. The way to success here has several hurdles at every step, which one needs to cross to fulfill his or her dreams. The industry has seen a number of actors who took several years and several films to prove their acting mettle, because their first film bombed at the box office. Despite an unsuccessful beginning, they did not take failure to their hearts and worked even harder and finally made a name for themselves. Here is a list of such 10 Bollywood Superstars who had disastrous Box Office debuts.


7Salman Khan

Today, Salman Khan is one of the most commercially successful actors of Bollywood. But the actor had to work really hard to reach where he is now, despite being the eldest son of Indian film industry’s most prolific writer, Kabir Khan. Salman entered Bollywood with an unsuccessful film. The movie was ‘Biwi Ho To Aisi’ which released in 1988 and featured Salman in a supporting role. Though the film was not a box office hit, the actor was noticed by several filmmakers for his good looks and infectious charm. Salman was next seen in Sooraj Badjatya’s romantic film ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ in 1989. The film, which also starred debutante Bhagyashree, emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year and the resounding success of the movie shot Salman to instant fame.

After the thunderous success of ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’, Salman became every director’s favourite. In the following years the actor became a part of numerous successful films including ‘Saajan’ (1991), ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ (1994), ‘Karan Arjun’ (1995), ‘Judwaa’ (1997), ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’, (1998) and ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) to name a few. The Satish Kaushik directorial ‘Tere Naam’, which hit theatres in 2003, further consolidated his position as one of the leading male actors in Bollywood. Some of the most notable films after ‘Tere Naam’ include ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ (2004), ‘No Entry’ (2005), ‘Partner’ (2007),  ‘Wanted’ (2009), ‘Dabangg’ (2010), ‘Bodyguard’ (2011), ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012), ‘Dabangg 2’ (2013), ‘Kick’ (2014), ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ (2015), and the most recent, ‘Sultan’ (2016). The talented actor is now looking forward to the release of his much awaited projects ‘Tubelight’ and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, which are all set to release in 2017.

TRIVIA: Salman Khan was first offered ‘Baazigar’ before Shah Rukh Khan. However, Salman Khan doesn’t like to play negative roles so he turned down the offer which changed the fate of SRK.


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  1. in indian cienema there was tri moorthy dilip dev raj after that the phenoman Rajesh khana and then angry one man BIG b , in between them many came and goes like jeetendra dharmendra manoj kumar shashi kapoor shammi kapoor, in early tiumes ashok kumar was and KL saigal was reaL SUPER STAR OF THERE TIMES, SAMADHI WAS NO LESS THEN SHOLAY

  2. Big B ke paas kaam nahi tha sarey films box office failure kaam ke liye 1973 mein Yash Chopra ke paas Jaake Big B bheek manga kaam dene ke liye Zanjeer se Naam kamaya BIG B. Aaj kithna ghamand hai BIG B ko…..only the real star of Bollywood is king Khan got fame on his own talent.

  3. If you are a superstar or whatever nomenclature you give it to you by journalists who is are not actual journalist honestly practising their trad, but is are a lobbyist whose palms is s are to be greased if one has to prove himself or herself.

  4. These Bollywood information are how much true of don’t know. I just wanted to enjoy watching and listening to them which now in this world has because easy because of digital technology like YouTube, vimeo, http://hindi.media and so many coming up.

    However this has been a good piece as there is I guess market for Bollywood gossip.


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