Suhana Turns 17 and the World Wants to Know if She will Follow Dad SRK’s Footsteps

As Shahrukh (better known as SRK) & Gauri Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan turned 17 yesterday, an excited Gauri Khan arranged a beautiful soiree at Mannat and shared pictures of Suhana’s photoshoot and candid clicks with her friends in London on Instagram.

Now that Suhana is about to turn an adult in a year, speculations that she is a Bollywood diva in the making and has the looks for the same have started making rounds.

Suhana’s brother, Aryan Khan is already studying filmmaking in US, so we may have these two star kid siblings live their Bollywood dreams, if they are both planning on it, that is. However, having too many expectations can ruin the entire game, especially when the person you are compared against has achieved a great deal in life and career.

This is true of so many Bollywood star kids whose parents have been famous actors, extraordinary filmmakers and well-known producers behind big-banner films, but their children have either left the industry as quickly as they came or worse, we never knew they existed.

We may think that these kids enjoying a superstar’s bloodline are so lucky to have been dished out life, career and connections all on a platter, making their film career a cake-walk. But seldom is this true.

Take, for instance, the evergreen ‘Disco dancer’ and a long known star Mithoon Chakraborty’s son, Mimoh Chakraborty. He is known to few and has had even fewer films to his credit, none of which did well at the box office or with the critics. When he first appeared, his hair color spoke volumes about his stay in Bollywood but we were too involved with the fact that he is Mithoon’s son to even register in our minds the name of his debut movie – Jimmy. His attempt at attracting audiences with a horror flick, Haunted 3D further showed how far the apple can fall from the tree.

Here are some other examples of star kids who grabbed onto the power & attention, but did only as much to live up to the primary responsibility of entertaining their audiences, forget standing up to the stature of their star parents.

Tiger Shroff

Though he is in the news for his upcoming film, Rambo, a remake of the Hollywood superhit, not much can be said about the remake of Jackie Shroff’s machismo, charm and acting skills in his son.

Esha Deol

Daughter of the legendary ‘dream girl’ of Bollywood, Hema Malini who has had about 150 films to her credit, Esha won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for Koi Mere Dil se Pooche but not much she did after that which left an imprint on the audience. Films like Na Tum Jaano Na Hum even with two better known actors, Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan opposite her, neither fared well in the box office nor in her film career.

Probably the audience didn’t forget these releases so when she appeared in different storylines in films like Dhoom, Dus, Yuva and No Entry, she was noticed but that’s that. Until in 2011 when she was again in the limelight – for her marriage to Mumbai Businessman, Bharat Takhtani.

Fardeen Khan

Feroz Khan was known to be multi-talented – played varied roles in films even as a villain who made bald look stylish; came up with new-age roles for his heroines plus marked his successful attempt at film editing, producing and directing in Bollywood. But his son, Fardeen did not even seem to have a tiny speck of his personality and talent.

After his series of ‘flop’ films, Fardeen did try to resurrect his career with successful films like Heyy Babyy, No Entry and All the Best – Fun Begins, but disappeared soon after that, only to resurface as an unrecognizable shadow of his past look and physique.

Zayed Khan

We can only remember him as ‘Lucky’ from the film, Main Hoon Na, playing Shah Rukh’s brother, but then we could never see him give the reassurance – “Main Hoon Na”. He is lesser known for his side roles in Yuvraaj, Dus and Blue (yeah he acted in this one too).

Sikander Kher

Oodles of talent and success oozing out of his grand demeanour and his films: this is what we probably expected from the son of successful and versatile actors, Anupam and Kirron Kher but alas! Sikander has starred in six Hindi films, but you may have difficulty remembering him even in one.

Uday Chopra

Who can forget his daydreaming, playboy character with some bike stunts in Dhoom and his debut movie as one of the romantic heroes in Mohabbatein alongside SRK but rest of his films failed to live up to the legacy of his producer father, Yash Chopra.

Tanisha Mukherjee

With Kajol as her sister, yesteryear’s successful actress Tanuja as her mother and another effortless actor Nutan as her aunt, it was not wrong to expect her to make it big in B-Town, but her debut movie, Neal-N-Nikki that was nothing but a flop probably said it all. She then went on to try her luck with TV shows like Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi but as luck would have it, not many people even remember those appearances.


Many others like Faizal Khan, Aamir Khan’s brother who had a charming, rugged look and starred in ‘Mela’ along with the superstar himself; Harman Baweja (son of Director Harry Baweja) who acted in films with Priyanka Chopra and Bipasha Basu among others; Neil Nitin Mukesh who could not stand up to the legacy behind his name and Jackky Bhagnani whose father has produced big films but he could not do much than star in an above average film, F.A.L.T.U. have seen tough times in the tinsel town.

As much as our sympathies go with these star kids who got shot away from stardom pretty early in their career, let’s face it, it’s not always in the blood. All said and done, we wish good luck to daddy’s little girl, Suhana and hope she has a remarkable career, if she plans to join Bollywood. Well, same goes to the Bachchan star kid, Abhishek Bachchan, (who is several films old in B-town) for his future Sarkar(s) – the only film franchise he seems interested in.

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