Making a shining career in the Bollywood industry is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea and requires years of dedication and hard work. Right!? While there have been various individuals who tried their lucks in the industry, only a few of them were able to sustain in the industry for longer. Though this lifetime opportunity gets through some lucky ones, there have been times when some of the celebs despite getting a brilliant breakthrough and recognition in the industry voluntarily opted for marking their exit from the glam world and inclined towards making a career in another industry.
Having been wowed for their previous works and performances, these actors added to the brilliance and success of the movies, yet, chose to leave their shinning careers. Let’s take a look back at the nostalgic moments when these actors became an instant favorite for the audiences and what are they up to these days:
Having the potential to make any girl fall for his magnetic personality, the former actor Sahil Khan made the audiences fall on their knees with his impeccable performance in the films Style and Xcuse Me. A handsome, muscular hunk starring alongside Sharman Joshi, this actor made a successful debut in the industry and was loved for his persona and filmy character. While the actor could have progressed more, he rather quietly left the industry and chose another life for himself. Inclining towards making a career as a fitness enthusiast and influencer with a large number of gym franchises under his belt!
And if you ask about him abruptly leaving his rising Bollywood career, the actor cited Nepotism and Salman Khan as the two major reasons behind him marking a sudden exit. Despite getting immense fame and even featuring alongside the top-notch actors, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan on the cover of a stardust magazine, Sahil held Salman Khan responsible for booting him out of the films which became one of the reasons behind him marking his exit from the industry. However, looks like karma was in his favor and he was able to grab immense success in his career outside the Bollywood industry as well.
Remember the cute yet sassiest appearance of this actress in the film Ishq Vishq? Making all the boys from the film and the audiences fall for her magnificent personality, the actress Shenaz Treasury became one of the major reasons behind the success of the film back in 2003. Portraying the character of Alisha Sahay in the film, Shenaz became a part of various other films like – Hum Tum, Delhi Belly, Luv Ka The End, Kaalakaandi, etc. Starting her career with grabbing a modeling assignment for the soft drink Gold Spot, the actress grabbed work in various other endorsements before finally grabbing work in the 2001 Telugu film Eduruleni Manishi.
While she could have progressed in making a good career in the film industry following the success of her Bollywood debut film, Ishq Vishq, the actress rather got inclined towards pursuing a career as a writer and travel vlogger and is quite successful in the same.
Now can forget the villainous smile and tough looks shared by the actor Rajat Bedi? Towering as one of the loved villains from the Bollywood movies, Rajat Bedi was well known for his performances in over 40 films including – Jaani Dushman, Partner, Koi Mil Gaya, International Khiladi, etc. With muscular looks and a brilliant personality, Rajat became an instant favorite for the audiences and could have shined brighter in the industry if he would have chosen to pursue this line further.
Deserving more praises than what he received, his Bollywood career came to a still after he relocated to Vancouver, Canada in quest of better commercial opportunities. Getting married to Monalisa Bedi, the actor is a proud parent to 2 children.
Seeing him after years playing a prominent part in the web series Aarya, gave the audiences a ray of hope of him getting back to the Bollywood industry. Helmed as a chocolatey boy of the Bollywood industry back in the 2000’s the actor became highly favorite for the audiences following his decent performances in films like Kya Kehna and Josh. Marking his appearances in various other films, Chandrachur Singh abruptly left the glam industry following him getting disappointed in the kind of films offered to him.
Being highly enthusiastic about grabbing work in some content-oriented films, the actor said goodbye to the industry. However, marking his return last year on the OTT platform was an indication of him making a strong comeback if he so desires!
Rahul, naam toh suna hoga! LOL. The elder sibling of Bollywood actor Akshaye Khanna, Rahul Khanna could have progressed in making a good career in the industry following him having everything he needed to make it big in Bollywood! Aged 49 years as of now, the actor, VJ, and writer was highly praised for his work in 1999’s Earth and even raised the trophy of Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. However, the actor suddenly stopped appearing in films and got inclined towards working as a model and an influencer. Keeping the audiences highly engaged with his handsome persona, Rahl constantly keeps the fans updated with his pictures on Instagram.
The “Tijori” of sheer talent and attractive personality, the actor Deepak Tijori became a part of various Bollywood blockbusters like – Khiladi, Aaina, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Baadshah, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, etc. Having worked alongside some of the brilliant actors of the industry, such as Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Aamir Khan, Deepak became one of the most promising actors of the industry. While he could have had a bright future in the Bollywood industry, the actor willingly chose to make a career as a director. While the actor hasn’t broken his chords from the glam industry, yet he preferred working behind the screen rather than on the screen!