A mix of luck and enthusiasm is required to sustain in the Bollywood industry. There have been numerous Bollywood stars but only a few of them were able to rule the industry while others faded into oblivion. But there are many celebrities in the Bollywood industry who despite getting a big break, tried their best to sustain in the industry but still failed to create their magic at the box office and eventually disappeared from this glam industry and are living a life of oblivion.
A quality film happens to be the one that has a successful set of elements ranging from a swoon-worthy romance to outstanding soundtracks to attractive lead characters, and plot twists that make up a complete entertainment package for the audiences. And, if we put this in simple words then a film which provides a good time to the audiences right from its start to the end.
The Bollywood teenage drama film by Abbas Tyrewala, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na became one of the timeless classics that the 90s kids got as a gift! The various elements of the movie were something that was deeply related by the young crowd and redefined the meaning of friendship and love. While we truly can binge-watch this movie for the end number of times, this classic marked its release in 2008 where a new angle or perception of love was justified. A classic story with a typical ending of reuniting at an airport with a drama was a delight for the audiences. The refreshing pair of Genelia D’Souza and Imran Khan added to the enriched experience of this blockbuster giving us major BFF goals.
Apart from the main leads, numerous sidekicks were present in the movie who overshadowed the performances of the leads at some points in the movie. While we still remember each of its characters by their film name, it has been a big question for us as fans that what were the real names and what these stars are up to after the film?
Though there are various celebrities from the film who continue to entertain us to date, today with this post, we are going to tell you about some of the supporting characters of the film, who despite being an important part of such a hit film weren’t able to establish themselves in the industry and what they are up to these days. Let’s have a look :
Renuka Kunzru as Mala
Renuka Kunzru is not only an Indian actress but also a writer for various films and television serials. After successfully foraying into the Bollywood industry as an actress in the film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, this actress decided to give up on her acting career and opted to become a screenwriter. This former actress has been responsible for the screenplay of films like – Heyy Babyy, Chashme Baddoor, Desi Boyz, and Break Ke Baad. And not only this, she even became a dialogue writer for various episodes of the television series Haq Se. The actress has transformed a lot over all these years and looks quite different.
Prateik Babbar as Amit Mahant
Aditi’s artistic younger brother, Amit was a good blend of sarcasm and soft-hearted character. While this actor played the role that the audiences will cherish forever, his finesse in the film garnered him various nominations and awards. Post this, he made an appearance in the film Dhobi Ghat which added to the brilliance of the actor. The actor has now garnered much fame after his appearance in the Web Series, Four More Shots Please.
Alishka Varde as Sandhya or Bombs
Alishka Varde entered the glam industry as an actress with the film Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. While her cute appearance and lovely looks were loved by the audience, her heartbreak scene from the movie managed to wreck us all! While she could have made it big in the industry, the actress was last seen in the 2010 movie, Jhootha hi Sahi alongside actor John Abraham. But looks like destiny had some other plans for the actress and she parted ways from Bollywood and focussed on having a family! The former actress is blessed with a son and was seen in a video by Oh Happy Family! As of now, Alishka has been involved in DIY projects where she plans out occasions and parties along with her husband and has named their company Happy People.
Karan Makhija as Ravindran or Rotlu
One of the most comical yet lively characters from the film happened to be the sidekick Karan Makhija. This former actor came to the limelight with Anurag Kashyap’s film, No smoking, and became a favorite amongst the audiences with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Despite getting a big break with this blockbuster film, the actor decided to explore the production side of films and became the executive producer for the films Dance Like a Man and Adhe Adhure. The actor has now faded into oblivion and owns a youtube channel on his name with as many as 62 subscribers and 6 videos that were posted 5 years ago! The actor has shredded the extra kilos and looks highly unrecognizable now.
Genelia D’Souza as Aditi Mahant or Meow
Genelia became one of the most delightful actresses of the industry who still has one of the most popular songs in her kitty that left a lasting impression amongst the audiences. While this actress has now distanced herself from the industry post her marriage with the love of her life, Riteish Deshmukh, she is quite active on social media these days.
Nirav Mehta as Jignesh or Jiggy
This actor not only stunned the audiences with his transformation in the film but has also transformed a lot over all these years in real life! The Gujju Bhai from the lot, Jiggy became one of the most lovable characters from the film and gave us a sigh of relief with having a convinced girlfriend towards the end of the film. Nirav was just aged 20 years when he appeared in the film and essayed the role of a cool Gujurati boy. Post the film, the actor took a long break from the industry and after residing in the USA and working on some international projects, the actor made a comeback on screen in the year 2017 with his appearance in some short films like – Daniel Bambaata Marley: Unconditional, Truth About Call Centers, Conscious, The Illegal, etc and is currently working on a TV series named Wewoke.
Sugandha Garg as Shaleen
Believe it or not, she was probably one of the coolest characters in the film. Right!? Played the role of the protagonist’s best friend, she was the only one who felt that Jay and Aditi are made for each other right from the beginning. Her effortless acting skills in the film were loved by the audiences and after becoming a part of this blockbuster hit, she was seen playing some brief roles in films like – Tere Bin Laden and My Name is Khan. Also, a singer and a television host, this actress was last seen in the popular web series Aarya alongside actress Sushmita Sen. Surprisingly, she married the popular television producer Raghu Ram in 2006 but got separated in 2018.
Imran Khan as Jai or Rats
This film marked the debut of Imran in Bollywood and this remains one of the best performances of the actor to date. While he appeared in several other movies, none of them could bag him much success in the industry and his last work happened to be in the short film, Mission Mars: Keep Walking India in 2018 which was a short film directed by the actor.