In Pictures: 20 forgotten TV shows of Bollywood stars

Oct 07, 2017, 15:45 IST
  • In Pictures: 20 forgotten TV shows of Bollywood stars

    Chak De Bachche (Raveena Tandon): A top star of the 90s, Raveena was one of judges on this reality dance show for kids, which was telecast in 2008. The show wasn’t very high on the popularity charts

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    Zor Ka Jhatka -- Total Wipeout (Shah Rukh Khan): SRK has done a few unremarkable things on television, but nothing can beat this. The series, which aired in 2010, required celebrity contestants to finish funny yet difficult obstacle races, by climbing huge balls and standing on rolling logs, while SRK played narrator, and commentator. The concept didn't work; neither did Shah Rukh's anchoring skills. In an ironic co-incidence, the show was a wipeout

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    Kahin Na Kahin Koi Hai (Madhuri Dixit): Back in 2002, the gorgeous actress hosted this show based on the concept of match-making. In spite of her best efforts, Madhuri could not prevent the show from being a disaster

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    Malini Iyer (Sridevi): The talented actress made a rather catastrophic debut on television with this trite comedy produced by hubby Boney Kapoor. The story revolved around the life of a south Indian Tamil Brahmin girl, who is married to a Punjabi guy

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    Kya Masti Kya Dhoom (Sonali Bendre): Over a decade back, the ravishing actress hosted the dance show. It was reasonably popular during its time, but is yet not rated among the better reality dance competitions on television

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    Raghukul Reet Sada Chali Aayi (Rajesh Khanna): With his glory days well behind him, and no film offers coming his way, Kaka starred in this 2008 serial, which was a family drama based on Indian tradition, cultures and values. The show did not do much good for the late superstar's career

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    Karishma - The Miracles of Destiny (Karisma Kapoor): The Bollywood actress made her small screen debut in this show, which centred completely around her, and traced her journey from a humble beginning to a highly successful businesswoman. The show, which lasted 262 episodes, also starred other Bollywood actors like Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Arshad Warsi and Jugal Hansraj, but did not gain any massive fan following

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    Hasna Mat (Kader Khan): The veteran comedian did quite a few TV shows in the 90s. Hasna Mat was funny without doubt, with Khan's trademark dash of humour, but somehow failed to achieve cult status

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    Lift Kara De (Karan Johar): On one hand there is Koffee With Karan€™, and on the other there is Lift Kara De. In spite of a number of big celebs, including SRK, making an appearance on the talk show, which brought the common man face to face with the stars, this YRF venture could sustain itself, and Karan had to shift focus back to his Koffee

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    Just Dance (Hrithik Roshan): It was only apt that the dancing superstar judged this dance reality series in 2011. But considering the number of similar dance-based shows that preceded it, Just Dance could not create much buzz after the initial excitement

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    Guinness Book of World Records: Ab India Todega (Preity Zinta): With her Bollywood career sinking, the bubbly actress tried hand at television in 2011 with this show, where participants attempted to break world records. Zinta was endearing as the host. However, the show did not break any records

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    Deal Ya No Deal (R Madhavan): The south star, who has also tasted in Bollywood, hosted this game show back in 2005 wherein participants could win anything from a measly sum right to a jackpot as prize money depending on the choices they made and their luck. The Indian audience found the concept rather confusing

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  • In Pictures: 20 forgotten TV shows of Bollywood stars

    National Bingo Night (Abhishek Bachchan): After watching Abhishek host this game show, based on the American show of the same name, all we could tell Jr Bachchan is, what a bad idea, sirjee

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    Rock-N-Roll Family (Ajay Devgn & Kajol): The USP of this dance competition was that it was judged by one of the most famous families of B-Town - Ajay, Kajol and Tanuja. It wasn't a success story though

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    India's Magic Star (Jackie Shroff): Jackie dada also jumped on to the reality show bandwagon by appearing as a judge on India's Magic Star where contestants performed various magic tricks

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    Love 2 Hate U (Arjun Rampal): The suave star attempted something unique by helming this project, where people who hate Bollywood stars were brought face to face with them. The idea was great, but audience wasn't mature enough to accept the concept

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    PokerFace: Dil Sachcha Chehra Jhootha (Sharman Joshi): The '3 Idiots€™' star hosted this knowledge-based quiz show in 2009, where contestants had to bluff about their performances. The show failed to grab eyeballs

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    Waar Parriwar (Urmila Matondkar): Another acting sensation from the 90s, Urmila took up the challenge of hosting this singing reality show in 2008, which pitted families from across India against each other. Sadly, she couldn't make much of an impression

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    Chak Dhoom Dhoom (Mallika Sherawat): A couple of years back, the starlet was chosen as a judge for this children’s dance reality show. However, she was shown the door rather soon by the makers after she allegedly threw too many tantrums on the set. Mallika was replaced by Urmila

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    Kam Ya Zyaada (Manoj Bajpayee): The versatile actor, who is returning to the small screen as the anchor of a crime-based show, Encounter€™, Manoj had hosted a quiz show back in 2005, named Kam Ya Zyaada. In it, contestants could win up to Rs. 30 million by answering questions by saying either kam (less) or zyaada (more)

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With Shah Rukh Khan returning back to small screen with Ted Talks India, we bring you 20 forgotten TV shows of Bollywood stars! How many can you remember? Take a look!

 

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