Success is something that cannot be passed on from one generation to another and talent is rarely distributed in an equal proportion (unless, you are an Ambani). If that would have been the case then the siblings of our Bollywood’s most successful stars would have also managed to make an impact in the industry.
But, that has not been the case for the following celebrity brothers and sisters who are related to the shadows of their superstar sibling’s shadows forever.
Let us take a look at eight such Bollywood star kids who failed to repeat the success story of their more popular siblings:
#1. Shamita Shetty, sister of actress Shilpa Shetty
Despite having a successful debut with a Yash Raj multi-starrer movie, Mohabbatein, Shamita failed to sizzle at the box office like her elder sister, Shilpa Shetty. After a string of item songs, she even made it to Bigg Boss just like her sister Shilpa, who gained international fame with Big Brother. However, luck did not side with Shamita even here and she just could not become famous. She was last seen as a contestant in dance reality show on Colors TV, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
#2. Tanishaa Mukerji, sister of actress Kajol
Kajol’s name in the industry is taken with a lot of respect. She is one of the most successful leading ladies of Bollywood with movies like DDLJ, Fanaa and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham to her credit. But, compared to her, her younger sister, Tanishaa does not hold a candle to Kajol’s immense talent. All her movies tanked at the box office and Tanishaa was relegated to the office of her brother-in-law, actor Ajay Devgn’s production house. However, she did change things a bit for herself when she participated in controversial reality show, Bigg Boss 7 and came into news for her explicit affair with flop actor, Armaan Kohli. Currently, she can be seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi’s latest season as a participant on Colors TV.
#3. Uday Chopra, brother of producer-director Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra, the elder son of movie mogul, Yash Chopra is an ace filmmaker himself. He is the man who helmed movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Mohabbatein and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. However, his younger brother, Uday Chopra failed to work the charm as an actor. He managed to earn a small amount of recognition with the Dhoom franchise, even then much of the credit of the movies success went to the multi-star cast.
Image Courtesy: Dhoom
And, now Uday Chopra has bid adieu to acting forever.
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#4. Esha Deol, stepsister of Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol, as we all know is a National Film Awards winning actor who has established himself as the ‘dhai kilo ka haath waala’ action hero for the past two decades. Esha, in turn is stepsister of Sunny and daughter of veteran actors, Dharmendra and ‘Dream Girl’ Hema Maliini. This beautiful actress could not meet up to the people’s expectations and failed to rule the hearts like her prolific family. With a fluke hit, Dhoom in her kitty, Esha Deol gracefully departed from Bollywood and settled down with Delhi-based businessman, Bharat Takhtani.
#5. Faisal Khan, brother of Aamir Khan
All of you might not remember Aamir’s brother, Faisal Khan who debuted in movies in the 90s, but failed miserably. Even a movie like Mela alongside his perfectionist brother could not save Faisal’s sinking career and he faded away. Last time he was in news due to a mental illness and the battle of custody between Aamir and their father, Tahir Hussain.
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#6. Rinke Khanna, sister of Twinkle Khanna
Remember the, Musu musu hasi girl from Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi movie? If you don’t remember her, you are not the only one. The lesser known sister of Twinkle Khanna and younger daughter of superstar Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia worked in quite a few good movies.
However, they did not meet the standards and tastes of the audience of that time. As a result, Rinke was soon forgotten.
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#7. Sanjay Kapoor, brother of Anil Kapoor
When you have one elder brother who is a successful producer and the other who is a successful international actor, it does become hard to follow up their act. And, that is exactly what happened to Sanjay Kapoor, younger brother of producer, Boney Kapoor and actor, Anil Kapoor.
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#8. Tusshar Kapoor, brother of producer Ekta Kapoor
This list would not be complete without the mention of this odd sister-brother duo. While Ekta is known as the television queen who changed the face of Indian television industry, her brother Tusshar has been criticised time and again for his zero acting skills. Their father, veteran actor Jeetendra was known for his terrific on-screen persona. Sadly, only Ekta has managed to walk in the footsteps of her father, and Tusshar is known for his mute acts in movies like Golmaal and sex comedies like Kya Kool Hain Hum (produced by her sister incidentally).
Image Courtesy: Kya Kool Hain Hum 3
Lady luck might not have favoured these celebrity siblings, however, no one can take away from them their prolific family name. And, that is reason enough for these flop star kids to celebrate. After all, even less publicity is publicity only!