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Alternative careers for Bollywood stars

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By: Deepa Gahlot, IndiaFM
Thursday, June 14, 2007
One of the commonest question the bored journalist always asks the jaded star is "What would you have been if not a star?" Of course, most say that all they wanted to do was act. Some will piously say they wanted to be doctors.

But now that two of out biggest stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have found alternative careers as "farmers", we can speculate on what the others would be good at if they took time off acting.

Shah Rukh Khan: Kindergarten teacher, kids live him, he loves kids, think Arnold Swarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop, isn't the image cho-chweet?

Vivek Oberoi: Maybe he could try his hand at being a real bhai? He got some practice, right?

Sunny Deol: With that dhai kilo ka haath, never too late to be a WWF wrestler.

Abhishek Bachchan: As The Son and The Husband, he has enough duties cut out for him, even if he never does another spot of work in his life!

Aishwarya Rai: The ideal bahu, who stands behind and listens quietly-she already chose her role.

Akshay Kumar: Since he has been a martial arts instructor and waiter, he could try joining wife Twinkle's interior design company and do houses for macho men - John Abraham would hire him.

Salman Khan: Fitness trainer-he'd get to run around shirtless too.

Karan Johar: After TV hosting and costume designing, what's left? Maybe event management, with the Pied Piper powers, he'd wipe everybody out of business.

Ram Gopal Varma: He'd be great at running a finishing school for aspiring starlets.

Hrithik Roshan: Superspy-he'd just have to flex his muscles or look intensely (depending on the gender of the opposite party) and the enemy would divulge all secrets.

Preity Zinta: Prime Minister-she'd keep the streets clean, jail all criminals and sue the yellow press, which is a lot more than our politicians manage!

Kareena Kapoor: Genealogist-just tracking the various branches of her own family would keep her busy.

Sanjay Dutt: Lawyer- with all that he's gone through, he could pass the exams without even looking at a book.

Bipasha Basu: Inventor of a cream called Dark and Lovelier-lots would rush out buy it.

Tusshar: He could be anything he wanted, his sister would plug him free on all her 'K' shows across channels.

Ritesh Deshmukh: Makeover consultant- after looking better as a female in his drag role, women would take his advise very seriously. Maybe men would too, if they aspired to be drag queens.

Sunil Shetty: Manufacturer of low cal food-after everybody has lost weight watching his TV show, they'd want to maintain it, no?

Priyanka Chopra: Script doctor- after reading all those scripts for her three-film deal she might as well make use of her newfound knowledge.

Lara Dutta: Relationship therapist-as she's the only star who has a steady long term relationship, so much so that the media doesn't even bother to ask her about her marriage!

Rakhi Sawant: PR Expert-if she can sell herself, imagine what she would do with someone who had actually achieved something?

Bobby Deol: He could be a real farmer and nobody could take him to court-everyone knows he is the son of the son of the soil.

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