There is no doubt, that even the most sought after and successful actors can sign on the shittiest films. Some actors climb the ladder through these terrible movies, while some have to sign on a bad movie, when they have absolutely no other prospects.
What results are some terrible movies with some absolutely bad story featuring an otherwise good actor, where the only good thing is the memory of some previous good performance of the actor who has to be in such a bad film.
Today, we take a look at some of the cringiest roles that good actors have had to play in the past.
#1. Madhavan, as Siddhartha “Sid” Khanna, Jodi Breakers
This is a real example of what joblessness can make a sane person do. Madhavan, who has given us hits like ‘3 idiots’, ‘Rehnna Hai Tere Dil Mein’ and ‘Rang De Basanti’ was unfortunately involved in a film like this. Sid (Madhavan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu) claim to be professionally involved in the business of breaking up couples. But, of course, when they fall in love, they suddenly realize that what they do is not right, and they set out to reunite a couple who they had scammed to get divorced just before their own affair.
#2. Shahid Kapoor, as Raja, Fool N Final
Probably the worst movie Shahid Kapoor has ever been a part of. Kapoor plays Raja, a less-than-smart robber, who is sent by a gangster to retrieve some stolen diamonds from another gangster, known as Moscow Chikna (Yes, you read it right!). What’s more, he is trying to steal diamonds, but somehow ends up cheering his uncle (Sunny Deol) in the boxing ring. Its hard to believe that an unbelievably talented actor, who has played a character like Haider, has played such a role. Even Vivaah was better than this.
#3. Akshay Kumar, as Agastya in Joker
Mindfucked, no….you will have to come up with a whole other name for what this movie is. Akshay Kumar is a scientist who spreads a false rumor about aliens visiting his native village called Paglapur, so as to attract media attention and put his village on the map. So what happens is that in the end, actual aliens visit the village. We thought maybe they were making a visit to stop this calamity, but no, they actually come to give oil to the village.
BTW, Kumar played this role when he was doing quite well professionally.
#4. Ajay Devgn, as Bhagat Bhosale, Rascals
Can’t believe that a successful, two-time National film award winner can act in such a film; the kind of film which is labelled as C-grade, featuring other jobless actors. But so was written in the pages of destiny when a talented actor like Ajay Devgn decided to star in this weird, unfunny film which tried to be a suspenseful narrative but was really an illogical chaos. Ajay Devgn, along with Sanjay Dutt as well, plays a conman who cons a wealthy man, is on a run from him, pretends to be blind to trick Kangana Ranaut‘s character into falling in love with him…….as we said, it’s a complete chaos theory.
#5. Aamir Khan, as Kishan, Mela
The level of overacting in this film makes you wonder whether Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan had watched this film before shooting for Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon. But what is unbelievable is the perfectionist Aamir Khan doing this kind of a movie. Kishan is a flamboyant theater actor, who runs into the beautiful Roopa (Twinkle Khanna) and falls in love with her. This movie, which for all intents and purposes can be called a soft porn, could have at least worked without the over excessive acting.