Bollywood can be a luring place for anyone who wants to try their luck in acting. No matter how much fame and success you have on the small screen, it is always deeply embedded in the heart to make it big in movies. Some of them did make it huge and successful but Bollywood is not meant for everyone and some them understood this the hard way. Here is a list of top TV stars who quit their TV careers to make it big on the silver screen-
He hit the TV life with Dekh Bhai Dekh as the perplexing guy in his early 20s. He played the role of Shekhar Suman's nephew in the show. But he got his hit from the TV soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi when he was Mihir. Mihir instantly became the ideal son in Indian households. After his huge TV success, he tried his role in movies with Dhund – The Fog in 2003 paired with Aditi Govitrikar. The film was an immense box office flop and the actor tried his luck again in J.P. Dutta's war movie, LOC Kargil in the same year which did not score too well either.
He debuted TV with the very popular show Kahin Toh Hoga. The show was an instant hit at the box office and so was Rajeev. He then did a few other shows and played the lead role in Left Right Left. But he then left his show and was replaced by Gaurav Chopra for making his big dream come true and getting in Bollywood. His movie, Aamir, came out in 2008, although his acting was highly appreciated the movie failed to win the audience over. He did many movies after that but none of them
He also started his career with Kahin Toh Hoga and was an instant hit with the viewers. The actor hit the big screen
This handsome hunk rose to fame when he played the role of Lord Ram in the serial Ramayan launched in 2008. He then participated in many reality TV shows like Pati, Patni Aur Woh, Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa and Nach Baliye. He then played the lead role in the famous serial Geet - Hui Sabse Parai. His first movie Khamoshiyan came out in the year 2015, the movie, unfortunately, was a box office failure and was very much below average at the box office.
Jay was the chocolate boy of the TV industry. He became popular with the role of Neev in Balaji's "Kayamath" which aired on Star Plus. He made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with the movie Platform No.6, which came and went and no one even heard it. His next movie was Hate Story 2 and he then played the lead with Sunny Leone in Ek Paheli Leela. None of his movies ever impressed the viewers and were box office fails. He was last seen in the seventh season of Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Again, this TV actress rose to fame with the TV show Kahin Toh Hoga. She played this role along with Rajeev Khandelwal and the duo was a huge hit. She then left TV to make her debut in Bollywood. She delivered 2 films in one year, Aloo Chat and Aao Wish Karein, both next to Aftab
Karan Singh Grover
Karan Singh Grover started his career with Balaji Telefilms' Kitnii Mast Hai Zindagi. Unfortunately, this did not give him fame, he only became famous with Kasautii Zindagii Kay. He then became a huge heartthrob within the youngsters and entire Indian youth with his role of
Debuted TV at an early age Hansika Motwani was first seen in the TV series as Karuna in Shaka Laka Boom Boom. Later she played the role of Hrithik’s friend in Koi Mil Gaya. At a very young age of 16, she starred next to Himesh Reshamiyya in the movie Tera Surroor and her career dropped down and never rose after that
The first-ever MTV Roadies in India was Rannvijay. He then became an MTV VJ and hosted Roadies, he was no less than a role model for all Roadies aspirants and was a huge hit among women too. He then tired his luck with Toss: A Flip With Destiny and failed miserably. He then played a few side roles in movies here and there but was never a successful actor. He is now an MTV Roadies judge.
Her career started with the role of Jia. She was a jolly and innocent teenage girl in Shararat. She became very popular and landed a chance in Bollywood due to her popularity. She tried her luck many times in movies but never was she offered a lead role anywhere. She always played small roles and even they failed to cast an impact on the audience.