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Seven Over rated Indian Celebrities

Thursday, September 05, 2013 , 83 Comments

It's a week of 7 says Corrine from write tribe.com

It is also a week of return of humor and movie masala. So let us take stock of 7 top over rated celebrities/actors in Bollywood. Off course this is my personal opinion well echoed by many others and I carry nothing against these celebrities. In fact, I quite like them but that doesn't change fact and our basic wish that they should do more, live more rather than PR more!

The list goes like-

1) Aishwarya Rai: The beauty queen, the queen of hearts. She indeed is mesmerizing-ly beautiful but how about acting skills? You cannot separate her beauty from her acting and still say that she has done some wonderful roles. Ash is known more for her endorsements, presence in hi-profile events like Cannes Film Festival or Oscars. What she wears and who she dates becomes a headline and often too much of a headline but how many times were she was mentioned for her acting? Her Hollywood sojourn with Mistress of Spices and Bride & Prejudice were as eminent as entry of Indian films in Oscars- Big talks, bad choices and flop! 



2) Sonam Kapoor: The fashionista and hi flying daughter of Anil Jhakaas Kapoor. She is known more for the dresses, make up, shoes she worn at different events or jokes she plugged on her counterparts or others in media like Shobha de, Aishwarya Rai or Ranbir Kapoor. When it comes to movie, the pretty actress is still to open her Bollywood register else she will be soon moved to the pages of glam society and endorsements only which is already quite crowded.



3) Shahid Kapoor: Oh the blue-eyed dancing boy from Jab we met is definitely over rated. Better known for his day in day out relationships with popular (read more successful) actresses like Care-in-a Kapoor, Bid-ya Bala-n and Pri-yank-a Chopra, this chocolaty actor is yet to leave his marks on movie-dom and yes Jab we met was fabulous but again that was Kareena' movie all the way. What about other movies? Kaminey? Nah! He wasn't as good.


4) John Abraham: One of the dashing male model, better known as Bip-asha Basu' boyfriend after Didn't- know-u Morea, he really set hearts on fire when made his on screen debut but was soon doused them off. Those cute dimples are soon running their charm and his stint as producer is keeping him warm but acting? Well a walk in to Madras Cafe would save him some grace.


5) Sanjay Dutt- Pl do not hate me for this but can some one tell me what is Mr Datt's claim to fame except for the fact that he is son of adorable Sunil Dutt & gracious Nargis Dutt. Yes, he did Munna Bhai. So did circuit too. Too much of "Sanju Baba" chaperoning has ruined a good looking actor (yes he could emote well as well) and reduced him to third run movies like Policegiri. Come on Sanju baba, time to move away from useless lackey, alcohol and do justice to your potential.

6) Anushka Sharma- The girl was pure lucky to have YRF banner and SRK help her promoting. A sneak peek at her recent debacle- Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola and you will know what I am talking. Looking pretty in films is no great deal, 100's of people from make-up artists to cameraman woks for you. Flaunting a photo-shopped body in ads is no great deed, we have much better looking models to do that. Besides, you should still look pretty and not over the top, trying hard to be. Anushka Sharma, time to wake up and look beyond the safety net of big banners and deliver your claims. BTW, your mobile ads looked horrible & Bitchy. Gear up, as new entrants like Parineeti Chopra's are far better than you and off course they look much real.


7) Kajol: Shocked? Yes. The daughter of yesteryear's charmer Tanuja and wife of Ajay Devgan doesn't have much in her kitty to claim the adulation she enjoys. Yes, she delivered one of the biggest hits called DDLJ with SRK but what's so big about that? It was SRK film all the way and even then it is still one movie where story, screenplay and music did wonders. Kajol just made right moves in being part of few successful movies but her acting has nothing great to write home about. She is known more for the friends she made incl KJO and SRK. As an actor- Nah!! It is more of a case of perception riding and on screen match making. Why go away? You have a best benchmark at home known for his sheer talent. Kajol, we expect more from you.

Well that was my list of seven most over rated Bollywood celebrities. Do add yours, if you have any.

The only person that I feel is still under-rated is- The Legend Amitabh Bachchan! He is the only complete package of- Acting, looks, screen presence, marketing and blah blah. God, why do not they make more like him. Mr. Bachchan, you are still so under utilized and how much we wish to get to see more of you!

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013. The theme is SEVEN. This post features Seven Most Over-rated Indian Celebrities. I hold no personal grudge against the names mentioned nor am I signed by their anti PR agencies. The post is solely aimed at humor and reality check!

The autor is half Human, half machine. Go Figure or just revel in what I write

83 comments:

  1. I agree to all except Kajol. I quite like her but yeah she isn't versatile...others I completely agree :)

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    1. Cool :) I too was very unsure of Kajol till last minute but it's mostly scripts that worked for her. She wasn't as good as lot of her counterparts.

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  2. Ah all but not Kajol, I'd say - had I made a list there would be so many :)

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    1. Hmmm..lets have few from your list :)

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  3. As a U.S. citizen, I am not familiar with any of these actors, BUT I agree that most actors are over-rated. This society puts way too much emphasis on actors and professional athletes. Don't get me started - LOL.

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    1. Yup...I agree. pl get started :)

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  4. I think you don't watch much Indian Films , Sanjay Dutt's Vastav,Khalnayak,Naam,Gumrah,etc. Kajol's Fana,Dushman,Gupt,etc and also Sonam Kapoor is good in Ranjhana.

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    1. I watch a lot of Hindi movies my friend, starting from his father's era to his'.

      I feel khalnayak was over rated and was successful cause of Madhuri's number and SD's Jail thing. Believe he can do much better like Vaastav and all. Kajol' fana, gupt didn't have much to write home about. The movies were good and worked cause of script. Even then that didn't justify for the fanfare created around her. NOpes!

      Ranjhana is just one movie given the hype created around Sonam.
      Given by such records ppl like ANupam Kher and Syed Jaffery should be top stars.

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    2. I am not denying that they r not good in what they did but what they did is not sufficient enough for all the hype they thrive in!

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    3. Cifar Shayar sounds like a diehard Baba fan like me ;) hahaha but you are right .. I will tell you why ? when reading your reasoning.. I understand .. yes these chaps are yet to prove they are versatile .. Only Baba is a little versatile :D ;)
      you see.. the fan inside is not leaving me :D

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    4. Let the fan be there...actors need them during their low times and their support makes them do films like Munnabhai all over again :)

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  5. Totally agree with everyone, especially Ash...

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  6. Have to disagree on a number of choices you made. It looks like you are looking at the films the said actors were in rather than their talent. Also, although you've included people like Shahid and John, I don't think they have ever been really taken as actors of high calibre. They have always been mediocre thus would not use overrated for them.

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    1. Accepted your point, the idea here is actors/ stars/ celebrities who were over rated which means their talent non withstanding, their contribution to the real craft v/s the hype created around them does not match.

      I think I should have used my original choice of word "celebrity" than "actors" to help the notion better.

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  7. hehe! I adore Aish and a huge fan of Sanju Sir. very few know hez a wonderful human being. But, I respect ur post. I am a huge fan of AB:)
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    1. I too like AB..may be more because of his versatility and working towards proving his credibility.

      I do like all of the actors above esp Aish, sanjay Dutt & Sonam, the post is about overall overated in the sense hype created around and nothing to do with their talents! Lolz all the fans of their's should not boycott me as I meant no harm :(

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  8. The new lot I see only on Tv and there it has hitherto been more ad.s than movie :) Amitabh, yes, was always and continues to be a class apart.

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    1. Yes, I agree. They have taken jobs of models and keep coming on mindless modelling assignments. lolz

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  9. Huusssh ...just read all comments from top to bottom and i have just one thing to say - this debate is endless.

    Everyone is different(Yes, i am talking about actor as well as fans).

    We all have different perspective about a movie and i think that perspective is closely related to our life(you know resemblance of characters/story to our life OR what we want our life to be).

    But still, I think it does no harm to discuss our choices though.
    So, for me Shahid, Sanju Baba and Kajol should not be there.
    really enjoyed this post, best luck.

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    1. I agree it is an endless debate.

      Fans would never agree that I rated their actor low...even if they are Aalia Bhatt fans lolz!

      Well to me Aish is more on borderline than shahid and kajol put together. Sanju can be debatable- agreed. I have a very soft corner for him lolz...but Shahid- noway. Heard him giving tips to Vidya Balan and being high critic of hers when he need lot to be improved on his success/ projects front.

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  10. Totally agree - except Kajol. Don't know if the scripts she got were good or she was good, but she really shouldn't be on a list that has someone like Sonam eww Kapoor...
    I also feel Katrina should be on this list...

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    1. Yes, Katrina too could be on this list.

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  11. Good compilation, but there are worse ones than Kajol.

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    1. Indeed there are...May be we should run a sequel to this post and highlight them here...can u name few pl? will include post cross checking.

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  12. I will add Abhishek Bachchan and Katrina Kaif to the list.

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    1. Indeed. Abhishek Bachchan and Katrina will make good contenders too.

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  13. It sure is an endless debate but bollywood has more "overrated" actors and I am a kajol fan and not just due to DDLJ . I loved her high spirited personality in many other roles and in general outside the films. She came back in Fanaa and My name is Khan and it was good to see her though movies r not my heart favs..
    Aishwarya has few cool films like HDDCS or raincoat . Not an excellent actress and not bad .... Even the rest Not sure if they r so overrated but ya those one or two films they acted r watch worthy. The only one whom I highy dislike in this list is Sonam kapoor

    and the ppl U may like to add- abhishek Bachan
    KAtrina Kaif, Akshay Kumar ( after namaste london I never liked any thing) ,

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    1. Sure...However Abhishek Bachchan has long off fallen off the celebrity radar and except dhoom, he is not part of any other ambitious projects anymore. But point noted.

      Reg Akshay Kumar, I heard he is a delight actor to work with. Unlike other male stars he is known to be highly professional and empathetic towards people he work.

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  15. When you start comparing people with Amitabh Bachchan everyone would look over-rated. The benchmark is set too high...

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    1. and Irrfan Khan and Paresh Rawal and Nasir Uddin Shah and Om Puri and Vinay Pathak and the list is long :) I have given some real versatile names..
      Big B is a standard apart .. He is commercial as well as Art material .. he deserves where he is !!

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    2. Ayush, I agree with you. I am not comparing them with AMitabh Bachchan though!

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    3. I agree mysay. However, Irrfan, Paresh Rawal and others too are being loved more by audience. Ask me, a lot of time I watch movies cause of these actor's presence in it and leads.

      The point is that they r technically superior and needn't create foofraw like others mentioned in the list and rather concentrate on quality work.

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  16. the top two are the Miss the worth it looser so reckon and rest also apply, but no 7 I don't agree :)

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  17. Yup, I totally agree Aishwarya - JUST CANT ACT... I seriously think the reason of her being in the industry is just "LUCK BY CHANCE" or ...

    About Anushka Sharma - Big Banners and small clothes only take you so far, people really want actors and no less than that

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    1. Finally somebody mentioned Anushka Sharma..Lolz agree with you. To do what she is doing, we have multiple other actresses and better lookers too.

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  18. All of them stands true..They are so overrated and could have added more if the constraints was not 7

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    1. Yup...we are on same page :)

      We can always do a sequel of this, lemme know your names.

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  19. @ Sreesha...

    well I guess we have lots of Kajol friends here :)Yup Katrina too could be on the list.

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  20. Lot many can be added. But this list seems OK :-)

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    1. Sure, share the names...as I said, we shall do part 2 :)

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  21. Ekta .. I think you have been very generous with Salman Nonsense Khan .. I mean .. off so many unwantedly over rated glam boys and girls .. my Munna Bhai ?? hehehe.. rest I can admit .. they are a little over rated .. but I thought the first two names would be SRK bhai and Sallu Mia .. :(

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    1. Lolz he is not just ur munnabhai but ours too. Magar Munnabhai was just a small episode in his big career. However, I admire Sanju baba' screen presence and wish he do more qualitative roles than policegiri- nahiiiiiiii.

      Sallu and SRK are the hottest selling stocks and ensure producers get their moolah back...how can they be over rated as a celebrity? :( May be they r over rated actors.

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  22. Thank you for this post as I loved not seeing Salman on the list. I do feel he is over rated but then I love him so much that can bear to admit it. When I think from your angle I dont remember any big hit that Kajol has had without King Khan, one movie that I loved her in was Dushmani( she did act well in that film). Our Aisha(sonam) and Munna( Sanjay)totally agree with you. Aishwarya in Guzaarish makes me think twice. Loved this post that I am going on typing, guess I should stop and wait for your next post.

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    1. Thankssss so much Athena :)

      Yup Sallu is not featuring here as I did it as "over-rated " celebrity and not actors. If we do actors sometime, will include too.

      Dushman was a good movie. Kajol could have done more good roles as compare to foofraw that is created around her since beginning.

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  23. Ekta everything is overstated in India :) we are kind of herd followers in a way

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  24. agree but about kajol have to say there are people who have done worse than her and are still more popular !

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  25. I agree with Shahid and sanjay inthis list. May not be fully for others

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    1. Hmmmm...who else do you think should have figured here? :)

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  26. Amitabh Bachpan is not Under rated, he is superstar infact he got more than he deserves, you know who is under rated, Actors like naseeruddin shah, Om Puri, Rajpal yadav, Manoj Vajpaeyi, Mukesh tiwari, Piyush mishra. The one from Theaters, these are the real actors.
    May be you don't know or may be you do but even Amitabh bachpan got his break because of his family's relation with Gandhi family. He made 11 flops movies before zanzeer.
    BTW, i completely agree with you and your list and would like to add that every single So called superstars & Crickters are over rated. They are considered like God & Goddess in our country.

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    1. The actors who you mentioned are really good except Rajpal Yadav and Manoj Vajpeyi who off late have lost their sheen and end up being stereotyped.

      Yup maybe AB is not under rated. And yes, I 110% agree with what you said in the last line. Cricketers too r over rated.

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  27. You did not find Katrina and Salman over rated????????

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    1. Katrina is over rated...Salman ka toh banta hai! Just 'Being human" towards him :)

      Gimme more names will do post part 2.

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  28. nice blog....but,may be sanjay dutt don't deserve to be in this list, ppl fell for sanju long before munna bhai hpnd....he is still remembered for his roles in vaastav and khalnayak.........and considering actresses...it has been always like throw some sweet expressions and look gorgeous and the above mentioned actresses have passed in doing so... they were not offered much, so they couldnt give much.... just a opiniion...no offence intended...

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    1. Sure... point taken and accepted as well :)

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  29. Agree on 4 - 6 - 1 - 2 (in that order)

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  30. Agree on 4 - 6 - 1 - 2 (in that order)

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  31. Agree on 4 - 6 - 1 - 2 (in that order)

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  32. Ok here are more names then- Arjun Rampal, Soankshi Sinha..Itna hype kyu milta hai in dono ko, god knows!!!

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    1. I agree with you. Arjun Rampal' hype is more of self created I believe..I don't think everyone loves him as much.

      Sonakshi is obvious. He father was truly a legend. SO I do not mind her hype :) She looks good, hope she will have more good roles like lootera. She was fab in that movie!

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  35. Pls Akshay Khanna to the list. he is a good actor but has really appeared in some of the worst movies

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    1. He may have appeared in some worst movies but he was not over rated.

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  37. I don’t feel that all these have done such a terrible work. Though I do not completely agree with you and your list I would admit that some of these so called superstars are really over rated.
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  38. You added Kajol just to add some life to your otherwise boring list. No offence. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

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    1. Renuka, the reason I added Kajol here is solely based on the films I saw her acting in. A lot of films, she used same expressions like the actresses in west. Originality lacked there. For eg- If you watch one of her latest movie- We are the Family, which was inspired from Susan Saradon n Julia Robert's Stepmother. You will find that she copied exact every expression of the famous star, scene by scene, dialogue by dialogue.
      And you call my list boring? haha it does not gel sweetie, I have nothing against anyone unless I state.

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    2. You misunderstood me. I am not saying that Kajol is a misfit in this list. If you call her overrated, it makes sense, because she's such a big star. But, I found your list boring because you added names like John, Shahid, Anushka, Sonam....who haven't achieved anything significant to be called overrated. Kajol and Aishwarya can be called overrated actors because they have been so popular and some may not like them. It's okay. Even Kajol thinks she's overrated! (she said it on koffee with karan). I just want to add one thing about kajol that she didn't become a big star because she had the best acting skills, but because she has a unique personality and powerful screen presence (and that's what click most of the time with the larger audience).

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    3. True that Renuka. She indeed had a good screen presence which should have been utilized better, incl Aishwarya Rai who looks #Pristine. The list should not be taken too seriously though. May be this works as totem and the stars featuring here makes big soon.

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  40. All actors seem to be over rated!! I agree but then thats what media does it creates such a hype that expectations go too high!!! And what is the final product? I feel shahid is unlucky! No films all flops he can't ride on just good looks! Check out the latest
    http://shahensworld.blogspot.in/2014/09/finding-five-stars-what-do-you-expect.html?m=1

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