Bhaskar Bharti


Bhaskar Bharti
Bhaskar Bharti

TOI:When films elude TV stars- Aamir/Ejoo/Shakti

Armu4eva Coolbie

** Super Coolbie **
Joined: 26 November 2009
Posts: 86645

Posted: 04 April 2011 at 12:46pm | IP Logged

When films elude TV stars

Shruti Jambhekar, TNN | Apr 5, 2011, 12.00am IST

They did well in tellytown till they decided to waltz into the world of Bollywood. And now they are all returning to the small screen, hoping to make it big again. 

But, then it's not that easy. Right from Eijaz Khan to Aamir Ali to Shakti Anand, from Anita toAamna Sharif to Nausheen Ali Sardar — they have all tried their luck in films, but to no avail. Manav Gohil, Sangeeta Ghosh and Shveta Salve are still waiting for their film to release, which now seems like a distant dream. And Karan Singh Grover has only been talking about his movie debut past many years. 

It's only now that something seems to be materialising! While Prachi Desai and Rajeev Khandelwal — small screen imports who got lucky in B-Town are still trying to get their toehold in Bollywood films, the newer add-ons to the list of telly migrants to Hindi films are Kulraj Randhawa (Yamla Pagla Deewana), Aditya Narayan (Shaapit), Tia Bajpai (Haunted), Roshni Chopra (Vikram Bhatt's untitled next), Karan Singh Grover (with Diana Hayden) and Ranvijay Singh

The oft asked question remains: Why is the Bollywood dream so elusive for telly actors? Industry insiders feel that prime time TV stars become such staple faces thanks to their every day appearance in our homes that they lose the novelty factor when they take their first big screen bow. That's just where a rank newcomer scores over them. Aditya, a reality show TV anchor, confesses that while his debut film gave him "good exposure", it didn't do well at the BO. So now when Aditya is not shooting for his new TV show, he's "reading film scripts" and this time around will do a lot of thinking before he signs his next! Aamir Ali who recently starred in I Hate Luv Storys, feels "One wrong move can spoil your chances in B-Town. On TV, you can take a risk and still make a comeback, no one gives you a second chance in films." 

Moving from television to films is sometimes not as easy as it seems to be. Says Kulraj, "The journey from TV to films wasn't a cakewalk. One has to be patient and wait for right opportunities. I took up regional films and only when I felt confident I joined mainstream Bollywood films." 

So what do TV producers have to say about the phenomenon? Actor-producer JD Majethia says, "When one is competing with established stars, one needs to give 200 per cent to be successful, which is tough. It is difficult for an established TV star to create a space of one's own in a film industry, which already has bigger names ruling the roost." 

Once their tryst with movies comes to nothing, they take a step back to their familiar territory — television. Once the big screen dream fizzles out, the small screen seems the only option left. But then with newer faces, getting a good role is tough. Nausheen is back in a serial playing a mother to grownups. Anita is doing a horror show. Manav had entered Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo a while ago after it took a time leap. Eijaz did a cameo in Bhaskar Bharti, Shveta is hosting DanceIndia Dance and the list goes on....

BlessedSexyone IF-Dazzler

Joined: 03 March 2008
Posts: 4058

Posted: 07 April 2011 at 9:30am | IP Logged
Times of India media people have memory loss LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
kind of same LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL Tanu also has memory loss, proves she don read much, jus post LOLLOLLOLLOLLOL unless she work for Times of India LOLLOLLOLLOL

  • Page 1 of 1

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Ejoo # Tvam Luxury lounge launch


Author: Armu4eva   Replies: 15   Views: 1058

Armu4eva 15 1058 23 June 2010 at 2:15pm by BlessedSexyone
Article - Ejoo @ Charisma Spa opening

Author: Armu4eva   Replies: 6   Views: 777

Armu4eva 6 777 23 June 2010 at 10:43am by rakun 4eva
Article-Sangeeta hopes Ejoo starer Banwara release

Author: Armu4eva   Replies: 4   Views: 1269

Armu4eva 4 1269 16 April 2010 at 12:50pm by ghazal_naz
Aamir 'Shirtless' in CINTAA *No Aamir 2nite*


Author: Armu4eva   Replies: 15   Views: 2884

Armu4eva 15 2884 23 March 2010 at 9:32am by Armu4eva
Ejoo @ Shaina NC and CPAA shows


Author: Armu4eva   Replies: 10   Views: 1055

Armu4eva 10 1055 14 March 2010 at 12:23pm by ghazal_naz

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels

  • Please login to check your Last 10 Topics posted

Check these Celebrity also

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index