Sometimes even gods can stumble...
There are superstars....and there are actors....and there are superstars who are actors...Tabu, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan often find themselves in the list of the best actors if ever a critic makes a list!
They have delivered some astounding performances and have won a lot of accolades for the same. But consistency is a bitch, and it is hard to maintain a perfect streak when you work in an industry that churns out so many movies. Whether it was a bad director, or a poor script or whether the actor woke on the wrong side of the bed, the below are some insufferable performance by some really talented actors that made us rub our eyes to make sure it wasn't a really bad dream!
Aamir Khan - Tum Mere Ho
The reason why Aamir Khan was preferred over the other two Khans in this list is be cause he is the PERFECTIONIST! And he has given some really fine performances and films in Andaz Apna Apna, Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Rang De Basanti etc. But sometimes, even perfection needed some finetuning, as is his atrociously hammy performance in the snake fantasy Tum Mere Ho. Looking back, Aamir must have been a good laugh over this (please note...Dhoom 3 almost made the cut!)...I especially loved the scene when he rolled his eyes and screamed Chooos! Now Aamir, no vulgarity please!
Tabu - Hawa
One of the best actresses ever...2 time National award winner...The lady who should have won the Oscar with her performance in The Namesake...these are the statements that describe the beautiful Tabu! But not every performance has been a strike; there have been a few missteps like Biwi No. 1, Kohram, Ghaath, but the worst comes in Hawa. It was disgusting to see Tabu being made to act like the heroines from those campy Kanti Shah sex-horror flicks! For that Guddu Dhanoa, we will never forgive you!
Vidya Balan - Kismat Konnection
Another National award winner who had a few off days here and there. Vidya may have given some superlative performances in The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Parineeta etc but she also missed the mark with Ghanchakkar, Hamari Adhuri Kahaani and above all, Kismat Konnection. Kismat Konnection may not be in the same league as Kanagana's entry later in this list, but she looks the least interested in several scenes in the film (not to mention her lack of chemistry with the leading man!). Check out the below scene where she organises a dharna like some college kid!
Kangana Ranaut - Rascals
She may be the critics' and the public darling due to the successes of Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, but her performance graph throughout her career was largely inconsistent. Sure, there was Fashion and Woh Lamhe, but there were also Double Dhamaal, Shakalaka Boom Boom and the worst of all, Rascals! Her squeaky voice and over-the-expressions make the below scene Razzie-worthy!
Ranbir Kapoor - Besharam
If you are asked which is Ranbir Kapoor's worst film, only one name pops up - Besharam! The movie that made Saawariya look like The Wizard of Oz and Bombay Velvet like The Godfather, single-handedly ruined Ranbir's hard-earned reputation of an infallible actor. It was really cringing to see Ranbir and his parents resort to toilet jokes in the name of comedy. The shower scene is the best example of what was supposed to emphasise on Ranbir's sex appeal, but only manage to lose a sizable chunk of his female fan-base!
Ajay Devgn - Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag
Ajay Devgn has not been...how can I say this without sounding insulting...a critics' darling when he started off. But endearing performaces in Zakhm and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and two National awards made him rise up to the best of the best. And then Aag happened...and Ajay had to do a lot of damage control (Singham, Son of Sardaar etc.) to make sure he maintain his status quo. Check out the below scene where he murders Dharmendra's iconic suuuuicide scene from Sholay!
Hrithik Roshan - Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon is a rare gem of a film, where we find Abhishek Bachchan to be a better actor than Hrithik Roshan! The worst film in both Hrithik and Kareena's career in terms of sheer over-acting, we wonder what made the usually dependable Hrithik channel Jim Carrey on his worst day, in a film that has an animated bird and dog for comic purposes!
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