For Bollywood, 2002 was a year of Raaz and Devdas, the biggest hit and the highest-grossing film. Raaz ‘s phenomenal success established Bipasha’s acting career. Bipasha delivered a compelling performance as the sensuous Sanjana, whose expressive eyes effortlessly conveyed the emotions of a forlorn wife and also the spite of a vindictive evil spirit.
Gone are the days when heroines over the age of 30 were considered antique and suffered a decline in demand in the glamorous entertainment industry. The top five names gracing Bollywood’s most-paid list of actresses are of the age 30 and above, with Deepika Padukone heading the squad. Most of these stars boast of a career spanning ten years and above, and they have been enjoying the view from the top for a while, surviving stiff competition from the youngsters.
Twenty five years have passed since Khiladi got released, doesn’t that make you feel old suddenly?. The Abbas Mustan thriller that hit the theatres in the year 1992 catapulted Akshay Kumar to stardom. It was an era of Manmohanomics, the dawn of economic liberalisation in India, and from there to Modinomics, our country has changed sizably, so did Bollywood.
Plucked from obscurity to star in the biggest franchise of all time, these young actors were barely tweenagers when they first appeared on-screen. See how they’ve changed…
It can be tough becoming a famous actor when you’re young. Yes, there’s adulation and money but as these celebs prove, it doesn’t take a lot for it to blow up in your face. (Image credits: Rex_Shutterstock/Department/Kazden/KeystoneUSA-Zuma/ Everett/Moviestore/Munawar Hosain/MB Pictures)