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Popular TV Stars Who Tried Their Luck In Bollywood But Failed

Here is a list of popular names, who have successful careers on TV but failed miserably in Bollywood

Maniesh Paul, our beloved anchor and Indian television host has hosted a lot of reality shows and a few award shows. In 2013, he debuted in Bollywood with Micky Virus, which despite receiving a positive response from the critics failed at the box-office. On his birthday let’s look at the successful TV stars who couldn’t make a mark in Bollywood.


Rajeev Khandelwal


The actor who gained instant success when he debuted in Kahiin To Hoga went on to do other popular roles on television. But eventually, he left that and ventured into Bollywood with his first movie, Amir in 2008. Despite being applauded for his acting the movie bombed at the box office. He did numerous films after that like Table No. 21 and Ishq Actually but none of them were successful.

Gurmeet Choudhary


In the 2008 TV series, Gurmeet played the role of Lord Ram and rose to fame. After that, he was seen as the lead in Geet- Hui Sabse Parai and several other reality shows. He made his Bollywood debut with a horror thriller movie Khamoshiyan and other movies like Wajah Tum Ho, none of which were a box-office success.

Aamna Sharif


She debuted against Rajeev Khandelwal in Kahiin To Hoga, which was a major success. Then she left TV to star in Bollywood film Aloo Chaat opposite Aftaab Shivdasani and another one with him in the same year, but none of them worked. In 2014 she starred in Ek Villain.

Barun Sobti


Barun became a household name with his lead role in the serial, Iss Pyar Ko Kya Naam Doon but then he took a break from TV to try his hand in Bollywood. He debuted with Main Aur Mr. Right in 2014 which was a big flop. One of his films was shelved and the other Tu Hai Mera Sunday gained critical acclamation but could not do well otherwise. He returned to TV after that.

Sara Khan


She became very popular with her very first serial Sapna Babul Ka Bidaai, but soon she left her show mid-way to make a career in Bollywood. Her film Payback could not do well and later she was seen on TV and made an appearance on Bigg Boss.

Anita Hassanandani Reddy



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Anita is one of the most popular and known faces on TV.  She made her Hindi film debut with the 2003 thriller Kucch To Hai and starred in several other movies but unfortunately, none of them could take off her career in Bollywood. She is now back on TV.

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