10 Actors who disappointed Bollywood in 2015!

A list of top Bollywood superstars who failed to live up to their standards this year.

This has been a year of some small films making it big, while some big budget mega films bombing at the box office.

Some actors wowed the viewers and critics with their performances while some disappointed. We short-list top ten Bollywood superstars who disappointed with either the choice of their films or their performances this year.

Katrina Kaif

The actress, who has been receiving significant criticism for her recent performances in 'Dhoom 3' and 'Bang Bang!' had just one release this year, 'Phantom.' Though, the film received considerable critical acclaim and performed average at the box office, Katrina's performance was panned by critics where some termed it as a silly act.

Saif Ali Khan

The actor has been suffering a major setback when it comes to his recent films which include 'Humshakals' and 'Happy Ending' marking his entry to this category in 2014. This year, Saif had just one release, 'Phantom' which performed averagely at the box office and received considerable critical success, but his individual performance was slammed by the critics.

Vidya Balan

Termed to be one of the finest actresses in Hindi cinema, Vidya Balan has wowed the critics and audiences alike with her performances in 'The Dirty Picture' and 'Kahaani.' However, the actress has not had a good spell at the box office lately, where her films, 'Ghankchakkar' and 'Bobby Jasoos' bombed. She had just one release this year, 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' which was riding on major expectations but was released to mixed reviews and average box office performance, but most significantly, Vidya's performance met with negative reviews.
Emraan Hashmi

With recent flops like 'Ghanchakkar', 'Raja Natwarlal' and 'Ungli', Emraan's success ratio has dipped down considerably. The year 2015 was no different for the actor, when his two releases, 'Mr X' and 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' did not perform well at the box office, where Mr X was massively panned by critics and Hamari Adhuri Kahani received mixed reviews. He has the biopic on cricketer, Mohammed Azharuddin, 'Azhar' lined up which would be a hopefully successful comeback.
John Abraham

Another actor who had a solo release this year, which was a major multi-starrer and a sequel to a hit film, 'Welcome Back' had all the ingredients of becoming a huge success. However, with shoddy acting and baseless script, the film was at borderline in terms of recovering its budget and met with extremely negative reviews. John's acting received major flak and was termed as one of his worst performances of all.

Imran Khan

Imran's career can be termed to be in huge jeopardy, where the actor hasn't delivered a single hit since almost four years. His performances in 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola', 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara!' And 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' was lambasted by the critics and audiences alike. After a huge gap, the actor had one release this year, 'Katti Batti' which had two positives, i.e. his comfort zone of starring in a rom-com and Kangana Ranaut as the lead co-star whose career is on a high. However, none of the factors could help the film, where the film failed miserably at the box office and was panned by critics too.
Shahid Kapoor

He had a backing of the film, Haider which almost rejuvenated Shahid's career not only winning him widespread critical acclaim but numerous awards too. Shahid had just one release this year, 'Shaandaar' which had all the constituents of a blockbuster but was a bomb at the box office and the performances of the leads also came under major criticism.
Alia Bhatt

Like Shahid, Alia too had a magical year in 2014 where she starred in three hit films that included 'Highway', '2 States' and 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.' Her solo release this year, 'Shaandaar' was touted to be a blockbuster. However, against all expectations, the film was a major flop where the lead actors' performances were also panned.
Ranbir Kapoor

Many term him to be the next megastar after Shahrukh Khan, and his performances in films like 'Rockstar' and 'Barfi!' had pretty much justified it. However, a flop spree that started with 'Besharam' doesn't seem to be ending soon. The actor had three releases this year which included 'Roy', 'Bombay Velvet' and 'Tamasha'. Where Roy became one of the worst reviewed films of the year, Bombay Velvet was the biggest flop of the year. He did find some solace with Tamasha, as it garnered considerable critical acclaim, however, under performed at the box office.

Shahrukh Khan

The Badshah of Bollywood just needs a mere screen presence to lift a film to its highest level and attract eyeballs. However, the superstar has been receiving major flak with his recent films which include 'Chennai Express' and 'Happy New Year.' This year, he had the mega film, 'Dilwale' releasing with all the positives of re-uniting with Kajol and directed by Rohit Shetty. Unfortunately, the film has released to major negative reviews and extensive criticism from fans too. The actor has a good line-up of films ahead to have a retribution with blistering performances for which he is usually known for.

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The Dirty Picture

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Bang Bang

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Chennai Express

Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbaai Dobaara! poster

Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbaai Dobaara!

Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola poster

Matru ki Bijlee Ka Mandola

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Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

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Dhoom 3

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2 States

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Happy New Year poster

Happy New Year

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Bobby Jasoos

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Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Ungli poster


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Happy Ending

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Raja Natwarlal

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Mr. X

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Hamari Adhuri Kahani

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Bombay Velvet

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Katti Batti

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Welcome Back

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Comments (7)

Ranbir with his incredible performance in Tamasha is definitely off the list. And Dilwale, though havent seen but its too early to trash it coz its a Rohit Shetty normal potboiler and with christmas vacs on, this movie is gonna pick up its collection among several 100 crore (BM as well as Dilwale)

8 years ago

I would say it is all in the perception of an individual the way how one sees an actor and his/her work in the movie. Just because of some prostestants and social media has hyped up and is harping about the intolerant controversy, it does not make Shahrukh khan a bad actor.Or else Dilwale would not be doing its contribution in terms of revenue generating at the box office, The bollywood icon rocks and rules,

8 years ago

Some of the best actors of BW are on the list, SRK, Vidya, Ranbir, Shahid, just because their latest movie flopped. LOL Goes to show all it matters is how much the movie made at box office, not how good it was. Phantom was good but badly marketed and had controversies.
SRK did fantastic acting in Dilwale. Just because haters on social media and some critics are bashing him doesnt mean his acting disappointed fans. Dilwale has a long way to go, dont write it off yet.

8 years ago

I don't think Dilwale has excessive criticism from fans. Otherwise, it wouldn't get 65 cr opening weekend. It's a typical Rohit Shetty popcorn flick, which is made for sheer entertainment. Not every movie has to say a great story. SRK and Vidya are some of the finest talents in Bollywood. As far as Ranbir and Katrina are concerned, I couldn't agree more. Only Karan Johar can now save Ranbir. I don't even know why Imran Khan is in movies. Him and Abhishek Bachchan should be banned from Bollywood. lol

8 years ago

i wonder how can they say Humari Adhoori Kahani did not perform much good at box office

8 years ago

true dilwale such a worst movie of this year .
rohit has to be blamed not handling the movie what type of crap story it holds?

8 years ago

I'm shocked to see the name of SRK,Vidya... I mean lyk really?? Ohh plz only the rest hv disappointed us...nt SRK & Vidya...Dilwale is extremely fantastic... And Vidya's acting was 100 real though the movie was ok ok typ...bt SRK & Vidya...no way...bt 100% agree about Kat & RK

8 years ago

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