Bappi Lahiri to Aditya Narayan: 8 Bollywood singers who chose to be actors and lost fame
First Published Dec 7, 2020, 10:49 AM IST
Thinking of new boundaries, winning in new domains is a common concept in everybody's life. At least that is what these 8 Bollywood singers thought when they decided to give their career a new direction and ventured into acting. But, sadly, it did not work for them. Partially because their fans did not see them as actors and partly because of their acting skills.
Here is a list of singers who went the extra mile to become an actor but returned unsuccessfully.
Himesh became successful for his unique manner of singing and his nasal voice. However, he tried to become an actor. The films failed to connect with the audience, but the songs of all the movies were good.
80's legendary music director Bappi Lahiri did not draw fans’ attention with his acting skills. He performed in a movie called "It's rocking-Dard-e-Disco" which disappointed the box office miserably.
The singer with a beautiful voice, Lucky Ali, has won many hearts with angelic tones but committed a mistake by stepping onscreen as an actor with the film Sur. The movie was unsuccessful at the box office. Since then, he has rarely been seen.
One of the greatest singers of Bollywood, Sonu Nigam, left an indelible mark in the Indian music industry. He also portrayed a character in the movie Jaani Dushman-Ek Anokhi Kahani. However, the film did not catch the attention of fans.
Atif Aslam's elegant appearance excites the opposite gender. The female audience loves him. Despite this, his only movie Bol miserably failed at the box office.
Mika Singh made several attempts but was unsuccessful in becoming an actor. Later in 2011, he gave up the thought of acting in Bollywood and decided only to concentrate on singing.
Legendary singer, Udit Narayan's son Aditya Narayan, is also known for his singing talent. Being a star kid, one might think the path to fame is easy for him. But it was not so for Aditya. He tried his luck in acting too. Shaapit was the movie directed by Vikram Bhatt in 2010. Ever since then, he has not worked in any film.
The winner of Indian Idol decided to act in 2009. He debuted in Bollywood with the film Lottery. However, it was a disaster.