7 Flop Bollywood Actors Who Became Successful Directors!

Blog By mariam  |  25-08-17

See inside who all they!

#7 Pooja Bhatt

#7 Pooja Bhatt

There are several actors in Bollywood who flopped as an actor and then became successful filmmakers. Here is a list of flop actors turned directors in Bollywood.

Daughter of popular film director Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja started as an actress and gave some hit movies like Saadak and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi and Border.
But her popularity failed and she turned into a director in 2004 from film Paap. She has directed quite few movies since like Holiday, Jism 2 and Cabret.


#6 Jugal Hansraj

#6 Jugal Hansraj

The good looking actor from Mohabbatein failed to impress on screen But won Hearts by directing films like Roadside Romeo, which was a animated love story and the 2010 flop flick, Pyaar Impossible!


#5 Arbaaz Khan

#5 Arbaaz Khan

After failing to become a successful actor, he started direction with the film Dabangg 2. The film was undoubtedly a massive hit with Salman Khan in the lead. But still Arbaaz is not leaving acting mostly he does the supporting role.


#4 Ashutosh Gowariker

#4 Ashutosh Gowariker

He entered into Bollywood as an actor but he clearly failed at. He made his debut in the super flop film Holi, Naam, Chamatkar and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. He finally thought of direction and has directed some massive hits like Lagaan and Jodhaa Akbar.


#3 Subhash Ghai

#3 Subhash Ghai

Even this popular director made his debut as an actor in Bollywood. But he realized that he is not meant for acting after doing films like Taqdeer and Aradhana. He then became director and made some good films like Ram Lakhan and Taal.


#2 Abhishek Kapoor

#2 Abhishek Kapoor

Abhishek started his career in Bollywood as an actor. But became popular director of films like Rock On! and Fitoor, He made his debut in the film Uff! Yeh Mohabbat in 1996 opposite Twinkle Khan.


#1 Rakesh Roshan

#1 Rakesh Roshan

He is doing better as director than he ever did as an actor. He has directed films like Karan Arjun, Khoon Bhari Maang, Kaho Na.. Pyaar Hai and Krrish!








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