For a while, it appeared as though they had it all. They were ideal for an industry which prided itself on the fact that it cared about only three things – good looks, a hot body and moderate acting talent. In fact, their jawlines were so sharp and their abs were so defined that it almost seemed like we could look past their wooden acting – almost. However, no amount of sculpted musculature seems to have helped these five successful male models make it in Bollywood.

Take a look:

Upen Patel

This good-looking dude with the to-die-for cleft chin was seen in a few comedy films and now spends his time sharing heavily edited images on Instagram.


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Muzammil Ibrahim

Muzammil Ibrahim won the Gladrags Manhunt at the young age of 18 and was an instant hit on page 3 of every publication. This heartbreakingly beautiful man made his Bollywood debut in a Pooja Bhatt directed movie but seems to have disappeared now.


Dino Morea

Dino Morea is as famous for his chiselled good looks as he is for his past relationship with Bipasha Basu. While Morea is still out and about, his Bollywood dreams seem to have been put on hold.



On the sets of the last film I shot. Acid Factory. Dying to get back on sets.

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Milind Soman

It really doesn’t matter that Milind Soman couldn’t enjoy a flourishing Bollywood career – he’s still the hunk who caused a sexual awakening for an entire generation of Indians.



Free your mind !!! #flashback

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Krishna Chaturvedi

This dude was last seen in Ishq Forever and has now returned to modelling.