Bollywood – the world of glamor and glitz, pomp and show, controversies and scandals is not meant for the weak. It takes guts to survive in this industry where you are constantly under the scanner and a slightest mistake on your part can give a helluva masala to the media for the next one year. There are many who tried their luck in this uber-competitive industry but failed to survive for long. Here is a list of 10 talented Bollywood actors who disappeared from the limelight and what they are upto now.
1. Uday Chopra
Remember actor Uday Chopra? The actor who made his bollywood debut from the film ‘Mohabbatein’. Well, the actor is nowhere to be seen in the Bollywood industry now. Well, the actor has completely changed, and you won’t believe how he looks now. Nowadays, he become quite overweight. Uday is the owner-manager (CEO) of YRF Entertainment and manager of Yash Raj Films along with his mother Pamela Chopra and his brother Aditya Chopra, who owns the company.
2. Chandrachur Singh
There was a time when Chandrachur was favorite of millions of people but, today have forgotten. The actor who was recognized as chocolate boy is difficult to identify today. Nowadays, he become quite overweight. He made his debut from the movie ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ but, he got fame after his movie ‘Maachis’. After the success of the movie he used to get start many films. Than he appeared in several films like, Betaabi, Dil Kya Kare, Josh, Daag: The Fire, Kya Kehna.
3. Rahul Roy
Rahul Roy began his acting career with the 1990 blockbuster “Aashiqui”. He won the first season of game show “Bigg Boss” and after which he was not seen in the limelight. However, some time before he was seen in the C-grade film ‘Her Story’. Recently Rahul was in the news for his personal life. There was reports that the original ‘Aashiqui’ star is dating super model Sadhna Singh, whom he met at a fashion show in Indore and admits that it was love at first sight.
4. Kumar Gaurav
After his big Bollywood debut in Love Story (1981), Kumar Gaurav went on to do a number of movies but couldn’t make a mark in the industry. He also did some television and dubbing roles during that time but nothing could match his character of Bunty in Love Story. He was last seen in Kaante in 2002.
5. Puneet Issar
Puneet Issar is an Indian actor and director. He is most famous for his role as Duryodhana in the TV adaptation (1988–1990) of the Mahabharata, and directing Garv: Pride and Honour (2004) starring Salman Khan. His other notable roles are in Border, (a 1997 war film), directed by J. P. Dutta, and second lead in the cult Indian horror film Purana Mandir in 1983. He started his career with the movie Coolie in 1983. Issar participated in the Indian TV reality show Bigg Boss season 8 in 2014-2015.
6. Shadaab Khan
Shadaab Khan who is a son of famous Bollywood villain Amjad Khan aka Gabbar made his bollywood debut from the movie Raja Ki Ayegi Baarat. He didn’t exist in the industry. By the way, when Shadab was active in the Bollywood he was fit. but, in last recent years their has been a considerable changes came in his body.
7. Himanshu Malik
Himanshu Malik who made his bollywood debut from the movie Kamasutra: The Tale Of Love is difficult to recognize today. There was a time when he was considered as quite handsome. But, today he has changed significantly. He was last seen in the movie Yamla Pagla Deewana.
8. Harman Baweja
After a disappointing debut opposite Priyanka Chopra in ‘Love Story 2050’, Harman went on to act in movies like ‘What’s Your Rashee’, ‘Dhishkiyaaoo’ and ‘It’s My Life’ besides a couple others, but failed miserably. Well, the actor is nowhere to be seen in the Bollywood industry now. Now, the actor looks totally unrecognizable. The actor has put on weight.
9. Fardeen Khan
Recently, Fardeen Khan’s drastic weight gain has shocked all his fans. Theactor who was known as chocolate boy looks chubby today. After working in films like Dev, Hey Baby, Fida, No Entry, Life Partner and All The Best, Fardeen stayed away from the films. Fardeen who is away from limelight is overweight now. The actor gets trolled on social media for weight gain. Once, there was a time when he was fit and slim. But, today, has put on some weight.
10. Akshay Khanna
Akshay Khanna hasn’t been an unfamiliar name to the Bollywood industry. There was a time when he was considered as quite handsome. But, today he has changed significantly. He looks too old. Akshay Khanna had undergone a hair transplant and was hardly seen with a near-bald appearance.
11. Mukul Dev
Mukul Dev who started his career from the movie Dastak has looked completely changed now. The actor who looks fit and slim in earlier days, becomes overweight now. He was last seen in the movie, Bhaag Johny.
12. Bobby Deol
When Bobby Deol made his Bollywood debut with Barsaat in 1995, women went crazy over his cute looks. But soon he became just a memory for Bollywood fans with his long list of forgettable films. And going by his current look, he is seen with heavily bearded, grungy avatar.