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Star sons who failed miserably

Cheetara Goldie

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Meet the eight boys who never became men in Bollywood

Dev Anand's son Suniel Anand

Although Dev Saab delivered one hit after another in his prime, son Suniel somehow managed to consistently deliver a string of flops. His first film was called Anand Aur Anand and had a superstar cast including the likes of Raakhee, Smita Patil, Biswajeet, Raj Babbar and Dev Anand. Despite it, or perhaps because of it, Suniel never got noticed. The film flopped and so did his next Car Thief starring Asha Parekh. Four years later in 1988 came yet another multi-starrer called Main Tere Liye with the likes of Rajendra Kumar, Nutan, Asha Parekh, Meenakshi Sheshadri and Gulshan Grover. This film also tanked and it wasn't until 2001 that we heard of Suniel. He directed, produced wrote the script and acted in this film called Master. Like all his previous projects, Master failed to work but Suniel made his money by selling it to a prominent company called Dilsa Distributors. Dilsa went into the red after buying this project.

Star sons who failed miserablyRajendra Kumar's son Kumar Gaurav

Love Story made Kumar Gaurav a teen sensation like no other. It seemed like a new star was finally born. But after Love Story, eight of Kumar Gaurav's movies flopped, leaving his distributors, his producers and him in the lurch. Then in 1986 his father made a film called Naam. Although it was meant to leverage his career, it was Sanjay Dutt who shot back into fame. Not the one to give up Rajendra Kumar made yet another movie called Phool in 1993. That film starred Madhuri Dixit who had apparently agreed to do the role for Sanjay Dutt. Phool bit the dust as did his other film with Juhi Chawla called Gang and that other one by Sanjay Gupta called Kaante.

Star sons who failed miserablyShashi Kapoor's sons Kunal and Karan Kapoor

The guy who modelled for Bombay Dyeing was called Karan Kapoor. His first mainstream Bollywood film was Sultanat and was directed by the legendary filmmaker Late Mukul. Starring Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Sridevi and Amrish Puri Karan was paired opposite Juhi Chawla. The film failed at the box office. His other multi-starrer, Loha, went on to do great business but didn't help Karan much. The actor then shifted his base to London, acted in television shows there. He currently pursues photography and lives in London with his wife and kids.

Karan's older brother Kunal started young. He acted as a child artiste, primarily in his father's films. His first mainstream film was Ahista Ahista where he was paired opposite Padmini Kolhapure. Made by Sibte Hassan Rizvi the film was a big hit but Kunal's career failed to launch. Then in 1983 he acted alongside his father in the much-acclaimed film Vijeta. The film was a box office success but yet again it didn't benefit Kunal much. He then acted in a few other films like Utsav and Trikaal. But that was where his career pretty much ended.

Star sons who failed miserablyManoj Kumar's son Kunal Goswami
When Kunal made his first appearance as a child artiste in Kranti, it was very evident that the guy would end up in films. But little did anyone know that the career of Superstar Manoj Kumar's son would fold up before you could say 'Kranti!' But it did… because his two other films – Ghungroo and Kalaakaar – didn't do any wonders to his acting career. So much so Kunal decided to do what he did best – go back to his family business of catering in Delhi. But the acting bug in him made Kunal re-emerge in 1999 with Jai Hind, which flopped. Manoj Kumar's production house also shut down and also along with it Kunal's dream of becoming an actor

Star sons who failed miserablyRaaj Kumar's son Puru Raaj Kumar

After making his debut in the box office disaster called Bal Bramhachari, Raaj Kumar's son Puru Raaj Kumar disappeared from the limelight. He then reappeared as a villain in a film called Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai. Although the film was a hit, Puru's career never really took off. After this, Puru was reduced to making cameos. He did one in Mission Kashmir; then he played a gurkha soldier in LOC Kargil and then also acted in the Aishwarya Rai-starrer Umrao Jaan. Little else has been known about him after this film.

Star sons who failed miserablyAmjad Khan's son Sadaab Khan
It's strange sometimes how destiny works. Amjad Khan's son Sadaab Khan made his debut with Rani Mukerji in Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat. After that forgettable flick, Rani went on to do Ghulam and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Sadaab however failed to make a mark. In the seven years of his acting career he did just five films, none of them which would ring a bell in anyone's memory. Sadaab returned as a director with a film called Highway 203. The film has been in the cans for years now

He may have found a lot of fans in our office thanks to his debut film, Jimmy. But Mimoh's standing in the market today is not something to boast of. Jimmy, for instance, was shot three times over before it looked the way it did on the screen. It's another matter that the pathetic script and an even more uninspiring performance, made everyone laugh at all the wrong places during the film. Mimoh has yet another film called The Murder which has been in the cans for some time now. Apparently the film has no buyers. But we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Star sons who failed miserablyRaj Babbar's son Arya Babbar

Just like Sanjay Dutt walked away with accolades in a film made for Kumar Gaurav, it was Amrita Rao who made her presence felt in Arya Babbar's debut vehicle Ab Ke Baras. Needless to say the film tanked at the box office. But Amrita managed to salvage her career, something Arya never did. The actor went on to act in a film called Mudda. He also appeared as Aishwarya Rai's brother in Guru and then made an appearance in Chamku. But not having the conventional hero looks and average acting skills, Arya continues to be the lesser-known son of Raj Babbar after Pratiek made his debut in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.

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I really liked Kumar Gaurav. Not only was he handsome, but he did great in Love Story and showed tremendous potential. I wish he could have been successful in the film industry. It's a shame to see such a talent go to waste.
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omg, I did not see them before except Raj Babar's son.
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Originally posted by Insanity

So THAT is Mimoh. Stern Smile<br>

I think one of the reasons that Mimoh failed is because of how he looks. He needs to lose the Fabio hair and get a serious makeover!!!
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Kumar Gaurav didnt really fail, he was pretty popular in his time in 1980s

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