It’s a given that good actors will only get a handful of such roles in their career which will satisfy them as an artiste and pleases the fans as well. Majority of the roles offered to them will reek of mediocrity and some even deplorable. Today we will talk about roles which fall into the latter category and how some finest actors of Bollywood landed themselves such roles which almost ruined their careers. The list below features only roles of actors who are considered ‘famous’ by various standards; otherwise there is no dearth of bad roles and performances in Bollywood.
15. Aamir Khan in ‘Tum Mere Ho’
He is undoubtedly the finest actor of Bollywood second only to Amitabh Bachchan. With his last release he not only broke box office records in India but in China too. He has an evolved aesthetic sense which ensures that he always picks a sensitive or intelligent subject for his films and gives it a universal treatment. In a career spanning over forty years – he began as a child artiste in ‘Yaadon Ki Baarat’ (1973) – he got it right most of the time barring a few flops and strangely unheard of late releases due to production problems. One film is particular – ‘Tum Mere Ho’ – is horrendous. It released in 1990 and was directed by his father Tahir Hussain.
Aamir played a snake charmer in it and his ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ co-star Juhi Chawla was the leading lady. Not only did they failed to recreate the sizzling chemistry of their first film together but also struggled to deliver a run of the mill performance as there was nothing subtle in the film. Aamir was dressed in colourful outfits throughout the film and his character was flat and clichéd to say the least. He was also clearly uncomfortable during the action sequences and his usual charm was missing from the film. Let’s not even get into the details of the film. It does suffice to say that this is one film Aamir would like to delete from his filmography.