9 Bollywood Stars Who Saw the Best and Worst of Times

4. Manisha Koirala

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One of the most sought-after actresses of the nineties with that dazzling smile, Manisha Koirala acted is some of the biggest hits of her time. But her films started bombing at the box office, and by the turn of the century, this Nepali beauty was almost a wreck. She went through a failed marriage and became addicted to alcohol. Manisha later suffered from ovarian cancer but managed to fight back with help and support from some of her close friends.  She has since worked with several leading directors like Rituparno Ghosh, Ram Gopal Varma, and Onir.

5. Bharat Bhushan

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One of the leading Bollywood stars of the fifties and sixties, Bharat Bhushan shot to overnight fame for playing the title role in Baiju Bawra (1952). He went to act in several superhit films that set the cash registers ringing, like Anand Math (1952) and Ladki (1953). His films were known for the music and songs that were constantly played on Binaca Geetmala. He played supporting roles in many of his later films. Bharat Bhushan died on 27 January 1992. By then he had lost almost all his wealth and had to sell of many of his flats and bungalows. He was forced to live in a Mumbai chawl.

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6. Raj Kapoor

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The original showman of Bollywood, Raj Kapoor’s career as an actor and director was always on the upward trajectory, until he made Mera Naam Joker in 1970. It was his most ambitious project ever and also the most colossal flop. His RK Studios went bankrupt and it’s widely rumoured that his family even had to curtail their daily living expenses to manage debts. But he bounced back with Bobby two years later and followed it up with hits like Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), Prem Rog (1982), and Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985).

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