Nowadays many Bollywood actors are trying their hands into singing. While some of them are amazing singers, some of them don’t really impress us with their singing skills. Actors-turning-singers have been a debate as some of the singers feel that an actor should act and not sing. However, let’s not forget that there are singers too who have tried their luck as actors.
Today, let’s look at the list of singers who turned actors, but unfortunately failed to make a mark…
The first in the list has to be Himesh Reshammiya. The singer used to feature in his own singles, but it was 2007 when he decided to make his big screen debut with Aap Kaa Surror. Though his acting skills were panned by critics, surprisingly, the film went on to become a hit. And then we all faced the torture with movies like Karzzzz, Radio, Kajraare, The Xposé and others. Well, Himesh has three films lined up Jatt Butt Juliet, Main Jahaan Rahoon and The Xposé Returns. God save us!
Lucky Ali has sung some wonderful songs like Gori Teri Aankhen, Na Tum Jaano Na Hum and others. He also featured as an actor in a few films in the 70s and 80s. But then took a break from acting before making his comeback with movies like Kaante and Sur-The Melody of Life in 2002. Ali starred a few more films, but none of them did any wonders for him.
Sonu Nigam is undoubtedly one of the best singers in Bollywood. He has sung some amazing songs like Sandese Aate Hai, Suraj Hua Maddham, Saathiya, Kal Ho Naa Ho and others. But just to disappoint his fans he starred in some weird movies titled Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani, Kash Aap Hamare Hote, and Love in Nepal.
Aditya Narayan featured as a child artist in a couple of films like Pardes and Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai. In the latter, his performance was also quite appreciated. But when he made his Bollywood debut as an adult with the film Shaapit, he failed to impress the audiences. Aditya is nowadays doing reality shows on the small screen.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
There was a time in between when mostly every Bollywood movie had a song composed and sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh. From Sunny Sunny to Chaar Botal Vodka, his songs were a rage. But then, he too moved his ways towards acting and starred in a movie alongside Himesh Reshammiya. We are talking about The Xpose. Thankfully, Yo Yo Honey is back to doing what he good at.
Remember Abhijeet Sawant, the winner of Indian Idol season one. Well, after winning the reality show he sang a few songs in Bollywood films and then in 2009, he made his acting debut with a film titled Lottery. The movie went unnoticed and nowadays, we have no idea what Abhijeet is doing.
While so many singers had made their acting debut, so how can Mika Singh stay behind? He has starred in movies like Loot and Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya. While no one remembers when the former came and went, the latter was in the news as it featured Sunny Leone in one of the songs. By the way, Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya also starred Shaan in the lead role. Thankfully, even he understood acting is not his cup of tea.
Soon, Badshah will also be making his acting debut with Sonakshi Sinha starrer Khandaani Shafakhana and let’s hope we don’t need to put him in this list.