7 Successful Directors Who Were Once Flop Bollywood Actors


Failure is not the end and these celebrities better knew it. Therefore, even after getting flop in acting they didn’t stop, work hard and chose the field in which they found themselves best. We are talking about the flop Bollywood actors who became successful directors. Here is the list:

1) Arbaaz Khan

Unlike his elder brother Salman Khan, Arbaaz failed to impress the audience with his acting skills. After giving a number of flops, he stepped towards film-making and gave superhit films “Dabangg” and “Dabangg 2”.

2) Rakesh Roshan

Rakesh Roshan, the handsome hero of the 80s. He was mostly seen in the second leads in the Bollywood films. He became a director and gave blockbusters like “Karan Arjun”, “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai”, “Koi… Mil Gaya”, “Krrish” and others.

3) Jugal Hansraj

The hero with beautiful eyes but even his eyes failed to take the audience to the cinema halls. Initially, he coordinated a vivified motion picture “Roadside Romeo” and then made “Pyaar Impossible” which got mixed reviews.

4) Ashutosh Gowariker

Only a few people know that he was seen in numerous flicks but didn’t get success in acting. He attempted his turn in filmmaking and now he is one of the successful directors of the industry. His noted work includes “Lagaan”,“Jodhaa Akbar”, “Swades”, etc.

5) Pooja Bhatt

Mahesh Bhatt’s daughter and Alia’s elder sister has given a few hits like “Sadak”, “Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin” etc even then she came under the category of flop actresses. She became a director and gave films like “Paap”, “Rog”, “Jism 2”, “Dushman”, etc.

6) Abhishek Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor started his film career with film “Uff! Ye Mohabbat” opposite Twinkle Khanna. The film went flop so as Abhishek’s career. His directorial films include “Kai Poche”, “Rock On”, “Fitoor”, etc.

7) Subhash Ghai

The legendary director of the Bollywood, Subhash Ghai started his career in Hindi cinema as an actor with small roles in films including Taqdeer (1967) and Aradhana (1971). He was the male lead in the 1970s Umang, and Gumraah (1976). He gave a number of blockbusters as a director like “Ram Lakhan”, “Pardes”, “Taal”, etc.