Bollywood can go quite unpredictable at times. Being an achiever today does not guarantee you a life time entry into B-town. Where some actresses come and go without making much impact, there are still some whom we wish were still part of Indian cinema.
Here are some of the renowned earlier and missed now actresses…
Mandakini: This light eyed beauty made a sensational debut in ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ for which she is still cherished in B-town. Following which, she was credited with lead roles opposite Mithun Chakrobarty in ‘Dance Dance’ and Govinda in ‘Pyar Karke Dekho’, but unfortunately she failed to bring back the aura of her first film.
Farah Naaz: This gorgeous actress made a sort of comeback in the Bollywood, starring in Priyadarshini’s film ‘Hulchul’ opposite Paresh Rawal. She was one of the leading beauties of Bollywood from early 80’s to the 90’s and has a selected list of blockbusters in her kitty which include – ‘Imandaar’, ‘Naseeb Apna Apna’, ‘Love 86’, ‘Baap Numberi Beta Dus Numberi’. Farah never attracted any controversy and was also quite away from the paparazzi and the social media. She went missing from B-town after ‘Hulchul’.
Meenakshi Sheshadri : Stunningly beautiful, elegant and a talented actress, who was also the youngest to be crowned with the Miss India title at the age of 17, Meenakshi Shishasdri, made her debut opposite Jackie Shroff in Shubhash Ghai’s ‘Hero’, soon after which she shot to fame with her back to back successful ventures like ‘Ghayal’, ‘Shehanshah’, and the critically acclaimed women centric film ‘Damini’. She is still remembered for her epic performance in ‘Ghatak’ (1997), which was sadly her last movie after which she never tried to be in a limelight again.
Mamta Kulkarni: A perfect blend of glamour and a delightful charm, this actress entered Bollywood at the age of 20 and stunned audience with her debut role in ‘Ashiq Awara’ opposite Saif Ali Khan. However, her career was devastated soon after a magazine showcased a bold, shirtless avatar of this actress on its cover page. She is reportedly married to a drug mafia named lord Vickey Goswami. If rumors are to be believed, she has opened her line-production company with the businessman Uroo Patel who is also a Kenyan resident. To add on, Mamta has changed her name along with her personality to an extent, that it became even more difficult to even identify her.
Bhoomika Chawla: One lucky girl, who was significantly appreciated in Tollywood as well as in Bollywood, managed to get a smashing Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan soon after which she got the opportunity to wok with many other successful stars in the film industry. She has also done some successful Telugu ,Tamil, Bhojpuri, Malyalam and Punjabi films. What else one could ask for? But this charming actress had some other motives in her mind and thereby discontinued with her Bollywood career soon after she got married to yoga guru Bharat Thakur. Following which she hardly made any appearances in the B-town.
Urmila Matondkar: primarily known as a ‘Sex Symbol’ of B-town. She has made her debut as a child artist. With being a lead in numerous Bollywood movies she became a much acclaimed actress of Bollywood. But since past few years she failed to make any appearances on the big screen. Recently, she has married model Mohsin Akhtar Mir.
Tanushree Dutta: A proud winner of prestigious Femina Miss India Universe title in 2004, Tanushree was all set to stud the audience by her bold and glamorous avatar which was righteously seen in her movies like ‘Chocolate’, ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’, ‘Deep Dark Secrets’, ‘Good Boy’, ‘Bad Boy’, ‘Saas Bahu Aur Sensex’. She was last seen in the film ‘Ramaa: The Savior’ in 2010. After a dip in her career, she took a halt for 3 years following which she was spotted at a red carpet in 2013 and that too in a completely altered look.
Sandali Sinha: An adorably innocent charm of this actress brought her to an instant fame in the modeling industry. Fame first came to her with a Sonu Nigam music video after which she was signed for her debut film ‘Tum Bin’ which made her a well-known actress of Bollywood. Contrary to what was expected of her, she just has 7 films in her Bollywood career. Reports are that she might make a comeback in a cameo role in ‘Tum Bin 2’.
Keerthi Reddy: The ‘Tera Jaadu Chal Gaya’ sultry actress made her debut opposite Abhishek Bachchan. After which she was seen in ‘Pyar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’ opposite Suniel Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Arjun Rampal and ‘Baddhai Ho Baddhai’ opposite Anil Kapoor in 2002. The actress that distant herself from Bollywood and tied the knot with actor Sumanth in 2004, but they split sometime later. Keerthi re-married and then flew down to US. Now, she is mom of a baby boy.
Gayatri Joshi: With long legs, voluptuous body and elegant looks Gayatri Joshi has all what it takes to be a top Bollywood actress. She made her debut in movie ‘Swades’ opposite Shah Rukh Khan, which was highly acclaimed by critics and audience likewise. Following which she decided to get hitched and decided to limit her appearances as a socialite.