In spite of being fabulously successful actors, there are a handful of celebrities who have decided to take the path less travelled.
Have a look at these Bollywood superstars who decided to take a risk and become directors and producers. Here’s a list of 6 Bollywood Celebs who went behind the lens:
1. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan not only is an extremely talented actor, but he is also a very gifted producer. While he was still just an actor, he was aware that no film producer would appreciate an actor’s perspective on the film, and that’s why Aamir went on to co-produce most of his films. Three of Aamir Khan Productions’ films have won the Filmfare Best Movie Award.
2. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar and his wife, Twinkle Khanna, started their own production company, ‘Hari Om Entertainment’. Apart from having a wildly successful acting career, Akshay Kumar wanted to explore filmmaking and production. He has produced films like ‘Singh is Kinng’, ‘OMG’ and ‘Khiladi 786’.
3. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment was a phenomenon in its time. From Om Shanti Om to Chennai Express, Shah Rukh has always been great at raking in the crores.
Shah Rukh Khan
4. Pooja Bhatt
Pooja Bhatt, the eldest daughter of Mahesh Bhatt, started off as an actor and model but eventually followed in her father’s footsteps. She has not only been a producer and director, she has also been a production designer for Bollywood films.
5. Nandita Das
Nandita Das is a supremely talented actress who nursed dreams of becoming a director. In 2008, she directed the critically acclaimed film, ‘Firaaq’.
6. Anushka Sharma
She isn’t just a gorgeous and talented actress, this pretty young thing has made her move in to the big league by becoming a producer of NH10. She will also be starring in this film.
Who is your favourite superstar turned producer-filmmaker? Tell us in the comments below.