Becoming a part of one of the most rapidly growing industries around the world is not as easy as eating a piece of cake. It takes a lot of hard work, commitment, plus a really good luck, if you want to make it big in Bollywood. Although the destination is one, our very own favorite stars have taken various routes to reach it. Among many, is the popular method of doing music videos in a leading singer's album. This time round BollyCurry has come up with something very unique in order to keep you entertained! With that let's take a snippet of the past!
Currently one of the leading actresses in the film industry, Vidya Balan Kapoor, comes from the line of music videos. Yes! Before stepping into Bollywood, Vidya featured in the song "Kabhi Aana Tu Meri Gali" from the album Euphoria Gully. During the late 90's time, Euphoria the indian band which was formed by Dr. Palash and his friends was considered one of, if not the best band in composing pop music. This track in the album that also featured Vidya as an adorable girl in love, became a smash hit among the audience in New Delhi, and this bagged Vidya her first break as a small step into the Malayam film industry. Thereafter, she received critical acclaim in her first Hindi film Parineeta in 2005. If you haven't yet, you surely do not want to miss seeing Vidya during her initial journey towards stardom!
Next up is Bollywood's very own Kaminey star, Shahid Kapoor. At a very early age, Kapoor appeared in several music videos as well as advertisements, with the hope of moving on to bigger and better platform in the future. His debut music video "Aankhon Mein Tera Hi Chehra" by the Aryans also featured Hrishitaa Bhatt in a vital role. Although this video did not earn enough popularity among the audience, Kapoor's dramatic and emotional moves earned him some credit, and with that he moved on to try his luck in other ventures. He then appeared as a side junior artiste along Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the song "Kahin Aag Lage Lag Jaave" from the movie Taal (1999), after which he came to a complete stop, only to give his entire concentration on making his Bollywood debut- Ishq Vishq a success.
She was a leading model of the fashion industry, until the stunning diva, Deepika Padukone tried her hands on Himesh Reshammiya's music video "Naam Hai Tera". The song won many hearts and with this, Padukone too, rose to fame as the audience desired to see her on the big screen. But it was not until she bagged the lead role in Farah Khan's rom-com Om Shanti Om, alongside Shahrukh Khan that it came true. This was it, and Deepika knew that there would be no better chance other than making her first Bollywood debut opposite King Khan. After the rapid success of OSO, there was no looking back for Padukone and the charm in her face during the debut music video still retains till date!
This half Italian handsome hunk, Dino Morea worked as a model for quite a while; and before making a career in Bollywood as an actor, he was approached to do a music video named "Koi Lauta De Woh Pyaar Din" for one of Abhijeet's albums. Since Abhijeet was considered among the top composers in the late 90's, his work was highly appreciated, and thus Morea became recognized as well, owing to his attractive face and a really well maintained physique. He gave the best he could to this music video, and it fortunately earned him enough appreciation to make his way into Bollywood. Although Morea rarely makes an appearance around B-Town these days, he has surely upheld the same personality and looks to die for, that made him who he is today.
Among the celebrities mentioned above, there are various others who initially began their journey with music videos before taking a step into Bollywood. The list includes Amrita Rao in "Woh Pyaar Mera", John Abraham in "Chupke Chupke" and "Jhanjhar kis ne banayi", Neha Dhupia in "Sha Na", Sanaya Irani in "Tumko Dekha Toh", and Ayesha Takia in "Meri Chunari Udd Udd Jaaye" among others.