Where are forgotten Bollywood stars of yesteryears? If we go back 20 years from now, we will find Meenakshi Sheshadri, Kimi Katkar, Shilpa Shirodkar, Anu Agarwal, Mamata Kulkarni, Rahul Roy, Vivek Mushran were among the front liners in Bollywood film industry. All these faces are vanished from the silver screen now and they are not even in touch with the media. How are they? What they are doing now?
Meenakshi Sheshadri made her debut in Bollywood Hindi films with Manoj Kumar’s Painter Babu in 1983. Meenakshi Sheshadri was different from all other actresses of her time. Beauty of Meenakshi Sheshadri, disciplined life style of Meenakshi Sheshadri charmed everybody. Minakshi was a good dancer as well as good actress. Meenakshi Sheshadri’s acting career was of 13 years and she has acted in super hit films like Hero, Damini, Shahenshah, Gayal and many others. Film Ghatak in year 1996 is Meenakshi Sheshadri’s last film and after that she never tried comeback in films.
|Meenakshi Now with family|
Kimi Katkar was famous for her sex appeal. Nobody would tell that Kimi was a good actress but during 80’s and start of 90’s Kimi Katkar was a demanded actress in Bollywood film industry for her hot sexy image. Kimi was superb in film Hum and Tarzan. In 1992, Kimi Katkar married photographer Shantanu Sheorey and now they are settled in Melbourne.
|Kimi with her family|
Anu Agarwal was a perfect blend of beauty and brain. Anu was highly qualified – topper in Delhi University. Anu Aragwal was a famous name in modeling world during the start of 90’s. Anu’s innocent face was her trade mark. Anu Agarwal made her debut in Bollywood Hindi film in Mahesh Bhatt’s Ashique. After the release of the film Anu Agarwal and Rahul Roy reached the top of fame. The tragedy is that both Rahul and Anu could failed to utilize the success of their first film. So far as Anu Agarwal is concerned, she took wrong decision in selection of films afterwards and one after another flop pushed her in backward direction. Anu’s own lifestyle was also responsible for her flop in the industry. May be the educated actress made so many mistakes that she is now living like a common woman.
Mamta Kulkarni came from a middle class family and stardom, glamour and money made her crazy. Mamta’s best asset in Bollywood was her sexy image. Mamta Kulkarni came in the industry in 80’s but vanished from the industry very quickly. Mamta acted in films like Tiranga, Krantiveer, Karan Arjun and many more.
Marathi girl Shilpa Shirodkar has given many hit Bollywood Hindi films like Kishan Kanaya, Khuda Gawah, Gopi KIshan and others. Shilpa also acted in M.F.Hussain’s Gaja Gamini but after that film she married Apresh Ranjit. They were in New Zealand and now they are settled in London. Presently Shilpa is working in a TV serial in Mumbai.
Mandakini made her debut in Hindi films with Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili. Bold acting of Mandakini under the direction of Raj Kapoor created history. Afterwards Mandakini acted in many films but the actress found more interest in somewhere else. Relationship between Mandakini and underworld Don, Dawood Ibrahim ultimately finished her filmy career. Mandakini is not married but she is a mother.
|Farah At That Time|
Farah entered Bollywood film industry in the 1980 and was in limelight till 1990. The tomboy attitude of the beautiful looking actress was her trade mark. Farah acted in films like ‘Imaandaar’, ‘Naseeb Apna Apna’, ‘Love 86’, ‘Baap Numbari Beta Dus Numbari’. Farah married Dara Singh’s son Vindu Dara Singh and stayed away from films and social circuit.
|Ayesha Jhulka Then|