Just like how you regret a few choices you’ve made like watching a scary movie knowing very well it will give you nightmares for weeks, celebrities are no different! They’ve got regrets too. Every Friday, the film business decides the fate of actors. While some movies come out with flying colors, there are a few which fail to set the cash registers ringing at the box office. Every Bollywood actor has witnessed their fair share of blockbusters and super hits and also experiences lows and fails. Whether a massive hit or a flop, these Bollywood actors who hated their roles regret portraying these roles.
Here’s a list of roles actors regret playing.
1. Shahid Kapoor in Shaandaar
Shahid has several superhit movies under his belt like Jab We Met and Padmaavat, and he made a name for himself and tasted success with other movies like Haider and Kaminey. Despite his numerous hits, he’s also acted in films like Milenge Milenge and Shaandaar, which bombed at the box office. And Shaandaar is one role he regrets playing.
Shaandaar, which was touted as the craziest and biggest wedding celebration on the silver screen, was a damp squib that sank without a trace at the box office.
While many actors regret doing certain films, very few talk about them during interviews. Shahid Kapoor openly spoke about this film and how it regrets his decision. Looking back, he said that he wishes he didn’t sign it in the first place.
In an interview with Filmfare, he said he also regrets the movies Chup Chup Ke and Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi, but Shaandaar tops the lists of regrets.
2. Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam
This young star often hailed as the next big thing in Bollywood knows what he’s doing. He cherry-picks scripts with caution and delivers a top-notch performance. One of those days when Ranbir had a bad day was when he picked Besharam.
The box office had high expectations from Besharam. Not only was Ranbir Kapoor in the movie, but it also starred Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor coming together for the first time. Unfortunately, relying on toilet humor, no good story, and mediocre songs, the film fell short of expectations. One of the best moments of the movie was when Ranbir interacted with the elder Kapoor’s. Although Ranbir put in the effort to inject energy into his character, these elements were not enough to save the film.
The audience rejected Besharam and the critics trashed it.
Ranbir Kapoor said that his first movie ‘'Saawariya' was also a flop too. All films can't be hit. There is no secret formula to a hit. While he does regret the role, he also says, he’s glad he got the experience to work with his parents and the director, Abhinav Kashyap. He considers every movie as a learning experience and only grows. Additionally, in an event interview, he once said that he’s seen both success and failure. He’s where he is today because of both his success and failures.
3. Ajay Devgan in Himmatwala
One of the most celebrated actors in Bollywood, Ajay Devgan, is an influential and intense actor. His entry into Bollywood was in 1991 with the movie Phool Aur Kaante, and over the years he’s worked with talented actors and movie makers. Recently, he completed 100 movies in the industry.
During his three decade long stint in 2013, Ajay Devgn took on the remake of the 1983 Hindi blockbuster Himmatwala and stepped into the shoes of veteran Jitendra to play the lead character in the movie.
During an interview, Ajay said that they made a film that they thought had a market, but somehow the majority didn’t appreciate it. The ’80s are shown in a contemporary manner and the over-the-top drama of the ’80s that didn’t grab the attention of the generation of today. Plus, Sajid Khan’s aim was to revisit the type of cinema Bollywood was known for back in the ’80s, melodramatic and masala. Evidently, it didn’t interest the audiences. That’s something he has accepted and moved on, but he continues to stand by the film.
4. Saif Ali Khan in Humshakals
Saif Ali Khan is a name that needs no introduction. There’s no denying that Saif is one of the most sought-after and the most charismatic names in the Bollywood industry. With his unique sense, impressive dialogue delivery, suave screen presence, and brilliant acting prowess, the ‘Chhote Nawab’ effortlessly has won the heart and love of fans.
His Bollywood journey began in 1993 with Parampara, but quickly saw success in 1994 with Yeh Dillagi. That was just the beginning. Soon after, Khan went on to star in a plethora of movies which translated into huge hits.
While he’s known for partaking in varying genres, criticism rained down on Saif Ali Khan for working in a comedy like Humshakals.
Saif Ali Khan’s relationship with director Sajid Khan hit rough waters when he publicly announced he regrets his decision to act in Humshakals. Sajid did not take Saif’s comment in good spirits as he was already bearing the flak for the movie.
The film received mixed reviews from the viewers and fans. In an interview, Saif said while watching the movie and how it transpired, he knew he let his fans and everyone else down. He stated his reason for taking up the role was to expand his market. He’s been introspecting a lot and will never repeat a mistake that was Humshakals.