We're all aware of how difficult it is to make your way into Bollywood. Just landing a film is never enough - you've got to keep the audience charmed so that they WANT to see more of you. Haven't we heard of those one-time wonders who disappeared after their debut movie appearances? That's because there's never really a dearth of talent. Thousands of 'strugglers' dream of making it big in Bollywood every day and look for every chance to replace other actors.
So, if you assume that our well-established superstars might have had an easy way in, you're wrong! Getting cast in a movie was never really a piece of cake - even for the best Bollywood celebrities. They, too, struggled to master auditions, faced rejections, attended acting schools or improved from television commercials. They worked hard and never gave up. But what *really* catapulted their career?
Watch these EPIC audition videos of 8 popular Bollywood celebrities to find out what did/did not work in their favour - and look how much they've grown!
This was Salman Khan's first screen test for his blockbuster hit, Maine Pyar Kiya. Doesn't he look too adorable? No doubt, the movie got him a string of praises and he has been on a roll ever since!
Swades was one of Ashutosh Gowariker's finest works and among Shah Rukh Khan's most critically acclaimed performances. So, for a movie this brilliant, imagine how tough the casting would be! Well, this is how Ashutosh managed to find his perfect Mohan, Gita and Kaveri Amma.
Before carving a niche for herself in the film industry, Disha began her career by modelling and acting in a few television commercials. She auditioned for this cold cream advertisement when she was only 19 years old! She looks almost unrecognisable. Don't you think?
Ranveer Singh is one crazy, magnanimous epitome of energy whom we never get tired of watching! Surprisingly (or not-so-surprisingly), this madness ALWAYS seemed to rule his heart - and everybody else's. Watch how his funny idea managed to impress everyone on the first day of his acting class, itself!
Her debut in Student Of The Year may not have given her the best start, but she's come a long way since then. With great perseverance, Alia proved that she is one hell of an actor and that her passion knew no bounds from the start! Her first audition for the role of Ayesha in Wake Up Sid speaks for itself.
Before making her debut in Bollywood with Heropanti, Kriti auditioned for a variety of interesting roles. This clip is from an audition when she was only 22 years old! Doesn't our Bareily Ki Barfi look just as beautiful as she is today?
Before venturing into the world of showbiz, Jacqueline - like many other Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhavan, Arjun Kapoor, etc - studied acting under the mentorship of the renowned theatre director, Barry John at the Barry John Acting Academy. Look how far she has come today!
Chatur from 3 Idiots is one character nobody can ever forget and Omi Vaidya aced it like it was specially made for him. Well, guess what? It really was! This video shows how Omi had initially auditioned for the role of Raju Rastogi but was taken onboard as the ultimate teacher's pet aka Silencer, so effortlessly!
Weren't these auditions absolute gold? Tell us what you think about them!
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