There are the pictures of Bollywood stars. Who have disappeared. Must See….
Namrata Shirodkar acted in films like Vaastav and Bride and Prejudice, but left the industry after she got married.
Manisha Koirala was once the ‘it’ girl of Bollywood. She appeared in films like 1942 A Love Story, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Dil Se. Lately she seems to have been pushed to the margins. Rumours are that she is making a comeback in Mani Ratnam’s much hyped Ravana.
Kim Sharma’s last known movie was Money Hai To Honey Hai early in 2008. The film failed at the Box Office.
Shilpa Shetty: Newly married Shilpa Shetty who has been busy promoting her IPL team, was last seen on big screen in a special appearence act in Dostana.
Shamita Shetty: Same is the case with her kid sister Shamita Shetty. We last saw her in reality show Bigg Boss, which she had to leave midway to attend her elder sister’s wedding. Her last outing in a movie was in a 2006 film Cash, which was also a flop at the box office.
Raveena Tandon: National award winning actress Raveena Tandon made her acting debut with hit film Patthar Ke Phool in 1991 and during the 90s, she was part of several commercial successes such as Mohra, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and Ziddi among others. Despite attaining popularity, she was not particularly recognised as an actor. This was however changed in the early 2000s, when she ventured into more serious roles and turned towards arthouse and parallel cinema. She got high critical acclaim for her performances in films like Aks(2001) and Satta, and had the peak of her career in 2002, when she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kalpana Lazmi’s Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001). But like all other Bollywood actresses said goodbye to movies post marriage.
Mandakini who created a great stir with her 1985 flick Ram Teri Ganga Maili for its ‘vulgar’ scenes, dropped out of the limelight for her alleged affair with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Apparently, the actress will be making a comeback in Bollywood, but not as an actress but as a director.
Raj Kapoor’s discovery Ashwini Bhave, who was seen opposite Rishi Kapoor and Akshay Kumar in many films, has hardly done any Bollywood films lately. She got critical acclaim for 1996’s Bhairvi, but was upset when she did not get any nomination for it at award functions. She later moved to T.V for sometime and did a mega-serial Yug but walked out with praise for her performances in Yugpurush and Bandhan, but there were no suitable bollywood offers,so she moved back to Marathi Cinema.
Madhuri Dixit: Beauty with a million dollar smile ruled the late 1980s and 1990s. During her time she was one of Hindi cinema’s leading actresses and accomplished dancers. She appeared in numerous commercial successes and was recognised for several performances as well as dance numbers in various films. Madhuri is known as one of the most prominent female actresses in Bollywood. In 2008, she was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award by the Government of India. Madhuri, who is married to a doctor, has two sons and is settled in the US. The beauty who made a comeback in 2007 Aaja Nachle has categorically said that her sons are her priority. But we would all love to see her back on big screen.
Sridevi: Sridevi starred in hundreds of Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She started acting at the age of four, she made her debut as an adult in the late 1970s. After going on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses of her time, she left the industry in 1997 to raise her children.
Ayesha Julka: Ayesha made her debut in 1991 with Kurbaan opposite Salman Khan, which turned out to be a hit. She got two popular hits in 1992, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander with Aamir Khan and Khiladi with Akshay Kumar. She was a new happening star in Bollywood. She was last seen in a 2006 film Janani that went unnoticed.
Karisma Kapoor: Grand daughter of legendary Raj Kapoor was the first girl from the Kapoor khandan to have debuted in Bollywood. Making her film debut in 1991, Karisma went on to become one of the most popular actresses of her generation. During her career years, she has been part of many commercially and critically successful films, Raja Hindustani being the most notable of them, as it was her biggest commercial success. She won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). She surprised critics and audiences with her performances in art films such as Fiza (2000) and Zubeidaa (2001). In 2003, Karisma took a break from cinema.
Jiah Khan: Popular as the Nishabd girl, Jiah Khan was last seen in 2008 blockbuster Ghajini.