The glamorous world of Bollywood has been producing several superstars since decades and many of them still enjoy their stardom. However, there are many kids with the superstar-wala surnames in the industry as well who miserably flopped in their endeavour to make a mark. Although, there is a common notion that youngsters of superstars who have been blessed with the so called 'silver spoon' always have a smooth run, but the saying did not and perhaps will never hold good for certain names who in spite of having the big surnames tagged, could not make it big in the industry. Here's a list of 10 Bollywood star kids who failed to upheld the legacy of their ancestors.
Amitabh Bachchan And Abhishek Bachchan
When we talk about Bollywood's most popular family, the first thing that strikes our head is necessarily the Bachchan family. Although Amitabh Bachchan who has been one of the biggest star of his era and till date has a huge fan following with scores of movie offers, his son Abhishek Bachchan could not yet make it that big for himself. Abhishek made his debut in the industry in 2000 with the movie Refugee and since then received considerable acclaims for movies like Yuva, Bunty Aur Babli, Sarkar and Guru. He has also been the common face of Dhoom series but in spite of all these, the Bachchan junior has failed to match pace with his contemporary actors.
Mithun Chakravarty And Memoh Chakravarty
'Disco Dancer' Superstar Mithun Chakravarty won several hearts with his unique acting skills and dancing moves but his son, Mahaakshay Chakravarty popularly known as Memoh has disastrously failed as an actor. Memoh made his entry in Bollywood with the movie Jimmy (2008) and although, the name of the movie reminds us of his superstar dad's hit dancing track 'Jimmy' but Memoh's first flick went by hardly noticed. Then Memoh came up with his second movie The Murderer which also resulted into a big time flop, however, Memoh's third film which was a horror movie Haunted-3D finally gave him some good response. Now, Memoh has completely transformed his looks than what he had in his first film but we wonder if this change in looks will bring any change in his Bollywood career.
Firooz Khan And Fardeen Khan
While flamboyant star Firooz Khan has been known for his unique style, his son Fardeen Khan could hardly make a strong impact in the industry. Though, Fardeen complemented his daddy when it comes to facial looks and appearance but success in Bollywood don't really depend on looks. Fardeen's first movie was Prem Agan which demonstrated the worst possible acting Fardeen could ever do and was with obvious reasons a big flop. Since then Fardeen worked hard on his acting ability and also succeeded to some extent but he could not leave a mark in the industry in spite of doing several films thereafter.
Sharmila Tagore And Soha Ali Khan
Yesteryear actress Sharmila Tagore worked with almost all the superstars of her era and claimed huge popularity as an actress during those days, however her daughter Soha Ali Khan just has been the opposite when it comes to Bollywood career. The Nawab family girl Soha who is Saif Ali Khan's sister and Kareena Kapoor's sister-in-law, apart from being Sharmila Tagore's daughter, could hardly garner any recognition in the industry. Mostly seen in supporting roles, other than very few movies including multi-starrer Rang De Basanti, Soha failed to receive much applause since her career started.
Tanuja And Tanisha
Although blessed with superstar kins including Tanuja as mother, Nutan as aunt and Kajol as sister, actress Tanisha has been another Bollywood diva who never received any limelight. Having acted in films like Sssshhh..., Popcorn Khao Mast Ho Jao, Neal N Nikki, One Two Three, among some others, Tanisha has been one of the least recognised actresses in Bollywood. Currently, Tanisha has been dating actor Armaan Kohli who is fortunately or unfortunately, another failed actor.
Moon Moon Sen And Riya Sen
Renowned actress of her period, Moon Moon Sen did justice to her mother, Suchitra Sen's popularity but Moon Moon herself was not lucky enough to enjoy the same glory for her daughter, Riya Sen. Riya debuted in 2001 with the movie Style but never could tag herself as a powerful actress with style. Riya later did films like Jhankar Beats, Shaadi No 1, etc none of which could gain her even half of what her mother and grandmother achieved.
Amjad Khan And Shadaab Khan
'Gabbar' Amjad Khan who has been one of the best known villains of Bollywood must have been very happy with his career in the industry but he could never feel the same for his son Shadaab Khan. Shadaab made his debut into films with a not so happening movie Raja Ki Ayegi Baraat opposite to Rani Mukherjee but he could never carry his baraat in Bollywood as an established actor. Shadaab eventually was seen in some other movies as well, mostly in supporting roles but even his supporting roles could not support him for long.
Hema Malini And Esha Deol
While 'dream girl' Hema Malini had a wonderful filmy career with scores of hit movies and splendid performances, her daughter Esha Deol could not cash on the opportunity that way. Esha stepped into Bollywood in 2002 with the movie Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe and continued to be casted in quite many movies thereafter, but sadly the 'dream girl' Hema Malini's dream of seeing her daughter Esha shining up might never be a reality.
Shatrughan Sinha And Luv Sinha
The rough and tough actor Shatrughan Sinha had a remarkable career history in the industry while, his daughter Sonakshi Sinha has also gained recognition as an established actress but very few might be knowing that Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha also once aspired to be a full time actor, which however, never happened. Luv was first seen on the big screen in the movie Sadiyan (2010) but sadly that remained the first and last film that Luv could cherish as an actor and since then Luv's filmy career suffered a big 'khamosh...', in Shatrughan style.
Vinod Khanna And Rahul Khanna
Although started off with a well acclaimed movie Earth, Vinod Khanna's charming son Rahul Khanna could never acclaim a strong position in the industry. One of the biggest competitor of superstar Amitabh Bachchan during his era, Vinod Khanna has a series of hit movies at his disposal but the Khanna junior could claim only few of the hardly remembered movies like Bollywood/Hollywood, Elaan, Raqeeb, Tahaan and some others.