2014: The Year Of Comebacks In Bollywood

27/12/2014 1:18 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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Indian Bollywood film actors Ranveer Singh, (L), Govinda (C) and Ali Zafar perform during the promotion of the upcoming Hindi film 'Kill/Dil' directed by Shaad Ali in Mumbai on October 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bollywood was rife with comeback stories of several stars like Rekha, Rani Mukerji, Madhuri Dixit, Govinda this year, who once again made an attempt to find a place in the audience's heart.

But it is not always easy for actors and actresses to find a footing in the film industry on a repeat basis. While some succeeded, others could not find the same fame and adulation that they once enjoyed.

Yesteryear screen diva Rekha, after doing a cameo in 'Krrish 3', returned to movies with a full-fledged role in 'Super Nani'. The actress donned the role of a grandmother, who transforms into a glamorous avatar to teach a lesson to her ungrateful family.

The outdated plot did not help the film as it tanked at the box-office and even Rekha's evergreen charisma could not bring in the viewers to the theatres.

Rani Mukerji had a very eventful 2014. Besides finally tying the marital knot with her longtime boyfriend, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, the actress treated the audience with a hard-hitting movie 'Mardaani'.

The film, highlighting the escalating rate of human trafficking, centred around a lady cop, played successfully by Rani. The actress earned plaudits for portraying the character of Shivani Shivaji Roy with the right amount of aggression and sensitivity.

Besides a cameo appearance in Akshay Kumar starrer 'HOLIDAY: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', '90s superstar Govinda had not one but two back-to-back releases this year with 'Happy Ending' and 'Kill Dil'. Although both the films did not do very well, Govinda's funny single-screen superstar act in 'Happy Ending' and his brutal gangster role in 'Kill Dill' was much appreciated.

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