Is it just us or do you also get super excited when you see a Bollywood celeb on a TV show? I mean, it was so amazing when Apurva Agnihotri from the movie Pardes made his debut on television with the show Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi. TBH, it goes both ways. We get equally thrilled (read more) when we look at a TV actor making it big on the silver screen. No one can forget how happy we were when late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who had won our hearts as Manav on Pavitra Rishta, made his grand debut with the movie Kai Po Che.
So you see, a lot of our B-Town biggies have a deep-rooted connection with television. That’s where they kick-started their acting careers from. Before entering Bollywood, they did some famous (and some not-so-famous) TV shows.
Wait, what was that? You already know all of this? Hmm… alright! Then let’s see how much do you really know about your fave stars. It’s quite simple, all you gotta do is guess the TV show these B-Town actors made their debut on. Don’t worry, we’ll give you some hints!
NGL, we often forget the first time we saw our fave stars on-screen. And if you think you haven’t, then you better get all these answers right! Let’s start rolling, fam!
Yami Gautam has proved that she’s a versatile actress time and again. From playing the character of a petty girl, Pari in Bala, to an officer in Uri, the actress has wowed her fans in all ways possible. But, did you know that way before acing all these fab roles, she played some adarsh bahu characters on daily soaps? Yes, she did! And guess what? We aren’t talking about her famous show, Yeh Pyar Na Hoga Kam. Believe it or not, that was her second series. Can you tell us the first one?
So, Yami’s first Bollywood co-star, Ayushmann Khurrana also began his career from television. Yep, he was a famous VJ and we all know that. But, what was his first show? Now that’s a puzzle.
Hint: That reality series is still running!
So, we already told you that before Kai Po Che, SSR was playing the role of Manav. But, that wasn’t his first TV show. He played a supporting role in another famous daily soap. While his character was killed early on the show, his performance left quite an impact on producer Ekta Kapoor, who later cast him in Pavitra Rishta.
Hint: His first show had Harshad Chopra in the lead.
I know, I know! You think the answer is Dill Mill Gayye. But, sorry to disappoint, that’s incorrect! Before Karan Singh Grover won our hearts as Dr Armaan, he played another character on another youth-oriented show. Isn’t this a major kahani mein twist kinda situation?
P.S. We aren’t talking the talent hunts he participated in.
Alright, this is defs the easiest one so far. TBH, we think that giving away any hint would be cheating. But ‘coz rules are rules, here you go: She had three adorable sisters on the show and played the wife of actor Ram Kapoor. That’s it, no more hints now!
Yep, that’s right. The Badshah of Bollywood was first a television star. He starred in quite a few series before hitting the silver screen with his debut movie, Deewana.
Fun fact: A show called Dil Dariya would have marked his debut on television, but it got delayed. So the next famous series became his first show ever.
Mouni Roy made her Bollywood debut recently but before that she was one of the most popular actresses on television. I mean, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that she began the trend of Naagin and made the franchise so epic. But can you guess from where she started her TV career? It was quite iconic and one of the first K-dramas of Ekta Kapoor.
Fukrey actor Pulkit Samrat also kick-started his career from television. And hear this out—his first role was opposite Mouni Roy in the very same show that marked her TV debut. Well, wouldn’t it be wonderful to watch them together in a movie after all these years now?
Hansika Motwani surprised everyone when she made her debut as a lead actress in the movie, Aap Kaa Surroor. We all saw her as an adorable child artist in some really amazing show. But, on which show did she spread her ‘magic’ first?
So fam, how many did you get right?
1 – Chand Ke Paar Chalo
2 – MTV Roadies 2
3 – Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
4 – Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi
5 – Kasamh Se
6 – Fauji
7 – Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
8 – Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi
9 – Shaka Laka Boom Boom
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