Four Bollywood careers that took a nosedive in 2017. Four stars Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor,Kangana Ranaut and Kapil Sharma found the going tough in 2017.
Bollywood has had a meh year with Tiger Zinda Hai coming as one of the few reasons to cheer about for the trade, some actors have had more difficult than the years. Here are four stars who had more bad news than good and need to pull up their socks for 2018.
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan has starred in films like Hum Tum, Omkara, Dil Chahta Hai and Go Goa Gone, which made him one of most sought after actors in the industry. However, his past few releases have been rather disappointing.
In fact, his last box office hit was Sajid Khan’s Humshakals (2014) and that is a rare hit film where almost all stars disowned the film after critics widely panned it for its regressive content.
In the past one year, Saif was seen in the period drama, Rangoon, and Raja Krishna Menon’s remake of Jon Favreau’s Chef. Both films failed to impress, registering losses at the ticket windows.
She is one of the few top actors in Bollywood who had three major releases in 2017. While Shaad Ali’s Ok Jaanu received flak from critics and earned mere Rs 21 crore at the box office, Mohit Suri’s adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend did comparatively better but earned no brownie points for its main leads.
Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena Parkar was being touted as one of the biggest films of her career, and the focus being Shraddha’s character Haseena, it could have been her vehicle to the top slot.
Unfortunately, not only did the film fail to bring the audience to the theatres with a dismal collection of Rs 6 crore, Shraddha was panned widely for over-the-top performance and her accent.
While controversies dogged her every step, it was her career that took a drubbing. Both her films that released this year failed to perform well at the box office. It has becomes something of a pattern with her.
Post Queen (2014), the actor was seen as one of the top female actors in the industry. However, since then she has had seven releases and only one film (Tanu Weds Manu Returns) registered profits.
With two releases – Rangoon and Simran – that was to be expected. However, what gave the top of mind recall value were her run-ins with powerful faces in Bollywood such as Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar.
It has been a year of controversies for the erstwhile TV star. It all started with an infamous fight with his co-star Sunil Grover in March during which Kapil allegedly threw a shoe at him. The TV ratings of his show, The Kapil Sharma Show, plummeted and speculation about him cancelling the shooting of his shows after making stars wait for hours emerged.
By August, Kapil had cancelled shoots seven times with A-list Bollywood celebs, including Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn, for a variety of reason. The show was later pulled off air and Kapil cited health reasons for it. His second Bollywood outing, Firangi, proved to be a box office dud and failed to impress critics as well.>