One is never not spoilt for choice while picking the worst of the worst from Bollywood every year. There are inevitably a dozen or so such insufferable gems that find a place in the hallowed league of the ‘so-bad-that-it’s-good’.
One film that qualifies as the most spectacular debacle of the year is director Sajid Khan’s Himmatwala, starring Ajay Devgn. Ironically, Sajid Khan was given to making all sorts of cocky statements about how big a blockbuster Himmatwala would be. Alas, he had to eat his words and was summarily humbled when the film, despite much promotion and after a good opening, bombed at the box office.
Later, even Ajay Devgn admitted that he knew beforehand that Himmatwala wouldn’t work at the box office.
“We knew that (the film would flop) when we first saw it. While shooting the film, there was a feeling that something had gone wrong,” Ajay Devgn said in an interview after the film’s release. Had he said that before, a lot of people would have been spared the torment. The joke went: ‘Watch Himmatwala if you are one’.
The year 2013 also saw the rising superstar Ranbir Kapoor bite the dust after a hit, while the troika of Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol too flunked in an appalling comedy film that we laughed at and not laughed with. Shahid Kapoor’s run of bad luck continued and Ram Gopal Varma added further embarrassment to his filmography. Check out all of it ahead.
ApunKaChoice presents you the Biggest Bollywood Disasters of the year 2013. Hold on tight to your seat as we revisit the films that heaped much misery upon our unsuspecting souls.