A director is the vision and the actors are the soul of a film and as long as this equilibrium is maintained we can expect a good film. Actors are the face and mouth piece of a film and getting the right actors to play the seminal roles is a must. However choosing the right actors for a project is an art in itself and in today’s time the casting directors are a new set of artists. There are many things to be taken care of while casting for a Bollywood movie; the market value of a star, their image and the kind of roles they are best suited for. On rare occasions when the casting of a film goes wrong the end product suffers a lot and so do the audiences. Here is a list of 15 Bollywood movies where a wrong casting decision almost threatened to ruin the movie going experience.
15. Tusshar Kapoor in the ‘Golmaal’ series
Don’t you think his mute character Lucky in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Golmaal’ series is a bit insensitive? What exactly is the point of having his character in the film rather than annoying the hell out of everyone? He talks like he is pronouncing all the vowels at the same time, over and over again; a,e,i,o,u. He is also not particularly funny which means his character is totally replaceable and no one would miss him if the director cuts him out from the upcoming films of the franchise. The only reason he is retained is because the audience has somehow gotten used to seeing his character as a part of Ajay Devgan’s gang and the director don’t want to risk losing his loyal audiences, after all Bollywood runs on sentiments.
14. Abhishek Bachchan in Drona (2008)