Many actresses enter the Hindi film industry but only a few are successful in cementing their foot in Bollywood. However, there were some actresses from 90s and early 2000 who stole everyone's hearts but soon vanished from the limelight for many unfavourable reasons. Let's take a look at these actresses whom we miss watching on the silver screen.
The tall and beautiful Pooja Batra, who is popularly known for her role in Virasat (1997) opposite Anil Kapoor and Tabu, couldn't cement her foot in the industry and after doing a couple of movies, she went missing for a long time from the industry.
Born with a silver spoon, Pooja Bhatt was a part of couple of hit films like Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin (1991) and Sadak (1991) which was followed by a string of flop movies which showed her the exit doors of the industry. She tried her hands in filmmaking also. Recently, she opened up about her alcohol problem and shared how she got over it.
She is better known for her roles in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998) and Vaastav (1999). But her work couldn't lift her career graph in the industry. She currently resides in Hyderabad and is a proud mother to two adorable kids.
She was one of the most controversial actresses in B-Town in the 90s specially of her bold avatar. She has been a part of hit movies like Karan Arjun (1995), Krantiveer (1994) and a few more to her name. But her bad selection of films pulled her out of the industry for good. Last year, the actress made news when she was accused in India's biggest ever drug racket.
Gracy Singh shot to fame with Aamir Khan's epic sports drama Lagaan (2001) which was set during the British rule in India. After impressing everyone with her simple looks and acting skills, she appeared in Rajkumar Hirani's Munna Bhai MBBS for which she received much appreciation. But that was not enough to establish herself as the female lead in Bollywood. The actress is now back to TV and is playing a goddess in one of the TV shows.
She is known for her role in Aamir Khan's rom-com Jaane Tu Na Jaane Na. Later, she was seen in Force, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya and many others but most of them were flops that couldn't help her escalate her career in Bollywood. Last year, she was seen in a cameo in John Abraham's Force 2.
Remember the sharp and intellectual Gauri aka Gayatri Joshi from Swades (2004) who used to mock Shah Rukh Khan in the film? Swades was her first and only film in her career. We wonder why? Recently, she was seen spending a Sunday afternoon with common friends Akshay Kumar-Twinkle Khanna and Hrithik Roshan-Sussanne Khan along with her husband Vikas Oberoi.
The cute and bubbly Dia Mirza, who became the only crush of the millennials after RHDTM (2001), didn't get meaty roles to hold her foot in Bollywood. She appeared in a few movies which tanked at the box office. While she was away from the limelight, she will once again be seen on the silver screen with Sanjay Dutt's biopic. She will be playing Sanjay Dutt's wife Maanyata Dutt in the movie.
She made a stunning entrance in Bollywood with suspense thriller Khiladi (1992) opposite Akshay Kumar and Deepak Tijori. She was later seen in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992). But, her couple of impressive performances were not enough to hold her in the industry. While she is away from the limelight, the actress keeps busy herself with her construction business SamRock, a spa business Anantaa and a clothing line called Additions.
Remember the Aashiqui girl, who stole away the hearts of many with her beauty and elegance? Sadly, she could last long in the industry. However, in 2015, she wrote an autobiography titled "Anusual- Memoir of a Girl who Came Back from the Dead" which talks about her short journey in Bollywood and the accident that changed her life.
No matter how old you'll grow, but everyone remembers Amrita Rao for her role of cute one-sided lover in Ishq Vishq (2003). Soon she disappeared from the silver screen after doing a few movies like Main Hoon Na, Vivah, Masti and Ab Ke Baras. She got married last year to RJ Anmol in a hush-hush ceremony. She was also seen on small screen in a biopic inspired from Lata Mangeshkar’s life.