Hrithik Roshan's debut in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai is the best debut any actor could have asked for, the movie was a blockbuster hit all over the country and soon Hrithik became a household name. Not many are as lucky as this light eyed hunk, for example Harman Baweja, son of film producer Harry Baweja had the worst debut in the history of Indian cinema.
Some Bollywood debutantes achieve instant hits and there by end up with a successful film career like Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan who had a lunch pad like Dharma productions backing up their first movie while some debutantes have a totally tragic debut experience that end up digging graveyards for the featuring actors.
But then there are actors like Ranbir Kapoor who manage to shine even in the most appalling film of the year. Indian Tennis star Leander Paes has joined the list of worst debuts with his laughable foray into acting that's been ripped off by most critics in the movie Rajdhani Express.
We are taking look at those actors whose very entry into Bollywood was traumatizing for the viewers due to the horrendous acting and overall outcome like Uday Chopra who has been concealing his lack of skill with success in star-studded movies.
For most actors, their first film is a special experience. For others, it's plain nightmare. Let's take a look at the top worst Bollywood debuts till date...
All Harman Baweja did in his debut flick 'Love Story 2050' was ape Hrithik. Harman's later endeavours also failed miserably and he has been missing in action since his last release.
Zayed joins the list of the worst debutants. 'Chura Liyaa hai Tumne' exposed how badly an actor can act. His weird expressions and whiny acting only proved that he was a pathetic actor through and through.
Even the thought of Fardeen Khan's debut makes one cringe in disgust. Launched in 1998 in 'Prem Aggan', directed by his father, it turned out to be a huge flop show. After the super flop debut, Fardeen did not have a very promising career and has acted in a limited number of films.
Her garish acting, awkward dialogue delivery and hideous styling in the cheesy, long-delayed Pyaasa co-starring Aftab Shivdasani and Zulfi Syed, not surprisingly, failed to draw the crowds.
With her lineage of extraordinary actresses from Shobhna Samarth (grandmother), Nutan (aunt), Tanuja (mom), Kajol (sister), Rani Mukerji (cousin), one expected nothing short of magic from Tanishaa. But what one got was Sssshhh..., a badly done whodunit inspired by the Scream franchise, high on a screechy, lackluster Tanishaa.
Unless working on films that become cult for being unimaginably bad was the terrific singer but lousy actor's prime criteria, Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani is much too absurd for the singer to bring up.
Not only did audience thumb down the creepy romance between a school kid and 40-something Khan against the snow-covered Russia, Sneha's whiny and puny performance is a textbook example of NOT CUTE for future Bollywood aspirants.
On one hand, Mithun Chakraborty landed a National Award for his debut Mrigaya.The superstar's beefy, long-haired son Himbo, er, Mimoh (now Mahaakshay), however, embarrassed himself with a performance that makes Hulk look profound in and as Jimmy.
For those who actually saw and survived Sadiyaan, Luv Sinha served like a sorry reminder of what one had just endured. On his own too, Shatrughan Sinha's son and Sonakshi's elder brother is too limp a screen presence and expressionless in delivery to register as memorable.
She could never live up to the expectations associated with being a superstar duo's kid. She made her debut in yet another rehash of Hollywood's Sleeping with the Enemy, namely Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche, which was a box-office turkey and generated a less than lukewarm response towards her in general.
Ashmit got a launch pad in a Vikram Bhatt film owing to sister Ameesha Patel's relation with Vikram at that time. However, the movie viz. 'Inteha' turned out to be a dud. The film had a pathetic run at the box-office and Ashmit's acting could well be the reason for the flop-show.
Yet another debut disaster was Vikram Bhatt's 'Shaapit' starring Aditya Narayan. Aditya Narayan's acting was panned by all and the poor boy has been left without any other assignments in his kitty.