Not every Bollywood superstar has had an easy road to the top. It’s a long road to success, and one must work every day, which means there will be ups and downs.
When things were tight, some of the industry’s biggest celebrities resorted to employment, which included doing a B-grade picture at one point. Contrary to popular assumption, B-grade films are simply films made on a low budget that are not invariably pornographic.
Here are five actors who have featured in a B-grade film that failed to make money:
Amitabh Bachchan in Boom
One could question what Big B was thinking, but in this business, ups and downs are unavoidable. Big B portrayed ‘Bade Mia,’ the boss of a Mafia gang involved in diamond smuggling. The film was a commercial flop, and it also marked Katrina Kaif’s Bollywood debut.
Akshay Kumar in Mr. Bond
You’d imagine Khiladi Kumar speaks and looks at nothing under Rs 100 crore, but Akshay made a film called Mr. Bond opposite Sheeba long before he achieved that level of popularity. It was a suspenseful detective storey.
Mithun Chakraborty in Classic Dance Of Love
Classic Dance Of Love, in which he co-starred with Meghna Naidu, was the star of the 1980s. Dr. Ram Gopal Acharya, played by Mithun Da, falls in love with a bar dancer.
Manisha Koirala in Ek Chhoti Si Love Story
The stunning actress previously appeared in the film Ek Chhoti Si Love Story, in which she co-starred with Aditya Seal.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Miss Lovely
The Sacred Games star has never been afraid to try new things, and he was highly hailed for his portrayal in Miss Lovely, a tragic love storey. In the film, he portrays a director, and Niharika Singh also appears.