Originally posted by Skepblun
I think all of them had potential. It's odd why they didn't do that well later and how they got trumped by likes of Khans, Akshay, Ajay (except Sunny and till 1992, Anil).
Sunny Deol's PR, choice of movies, handling of fans and media is all wrong. He even didn't take care of his weight and ended up looking much older than his actual age sometime in late 90s. Even now he is not that fit.
Currently he's focused on his sons, preparing them for industry and trying to put together a dream debut for Karan!
It'll be really interesting to see how well this group of actors children do in BW. There's Sonam already, and then Sunny's son, and Jackie's son whose being launched by Aamir apparently. I think Mithun's son tried BW and didn't do too well, not sure if he's still trying.
Sunny's son will do well depending on what career path he takes, I think the Deol men have acting in their blood. All of them can act, some just made really bad career choices.
Jackie's son, if the rumor about Aamir launching him is true will almost definitely have an excellent debut, but whether he'll be able to sustain the high after that is questionable. Imran, and Prateik have both had trouble.
If he's got half his dad's charisma It'd be nice to see him do well. Jackie was honestly 'the one that got away' I feel he could have been phenomenal given the right roles.
He stole the show in his scenes with SRK in Devdas, was excellent in Kaash, Gardish, Hero. I don't understand how the Khans managed to phase out this groups careers. I mean I understand why they were so popular, but how on earth did their popularity end others careers? In terms of acting they're not exceptionally better than Sanjay, Jackie, Sunny; Salman's not a better actor than Govinda in comedies either. If I'm not mistaken Ajay, and Akshay didn't really match the Khans popularity until Hera Pheri, and Omkara.
This is the one thing that baffles me about Bollywood. I mean In the 60s/70s Amitabh was the superstar, but Vinod, Shashi, Naseer etc were just as good as him if not better, yet never really garnered the same acclaim (Naseer did but never on a global scale like Amitabh).
Akshay Khanna, Kunal Kapoor, Rahul Khanna, Sharman Joshi; all excellent actors but always sidelined for the big 5, and Saif, Hrithik.
There's no variety in Bollywood a handful of actors make it to superstardom and then those actors are used over and over again.
It's hapenning with the newbies as well. Imran, and Ranbir are used all the time, but actors like Prateik, and Saqib Saleem are largely ignored.