Here are a few names and you would probably agree that these talented actors didn’t get the recognition they deserved. May be because critically acclaimed actors don’t make money, for instance consider Rahul Bose. Read and decide, if they are underrated or not: -
Jimmy Shergill – A Wednesday, Maachis, Mohabbatein, Mel Kara De Rabba (Punjabi)
Sharad Kapoor – Tamanna, Josh, Hathiyar, LOC Kargil
Mukul Dev – Wajood, Dastak, Yamla Pagla Deewana
Akshay Khanna – Akrosh, Hulchul, Taal
Manoj Bajpai – Gangs of Wasseypur, Aarakshan, Satya, Aks, Rajneeti
They are talented and there are few who can deny their amazing performances yet they are underrated. Despitetheir magical performances in number of movies they could not somehow succeed in impressing the Indian Film Industry popularly known as Bollywood. For some unknown reason, these stars despite giving hit films and public recognition are not able to march ahead.
Probably the reason was that most of their movies didn’t perform well at the box office or someone else cashed in the success of their movies (arguably).
Whatever the reason may be, but the truth seemsto be that the movies need to work well at the box office rather than being critically acclaimed.
Apart from those there are actors who could not make it high because their fathers had made big names for example Abhishek Bachchan. He is not a bad actor but for some reason his movies don’t work. Kumar Gaurav, despite being a good actor could not do well after a few movies.
Probably Hrithik would have landed on the same spot too, had his father not rescued him with that excellent opportunity to prove himself. Sometimes it looks like it is not about good looks, neither it is about great acting skills but about something that controls the whole world. Otherwise what is the reason that such superb actors would soon disappear if they remain underrated.