TV 2014: Who missed the mark!


Mumbai, Dec. 27 -- Television may not always be a lucky medium for actors. Year 2014 saw a horde of film actors, including Amitabh Bachchan, try their luck on the small screen, but they hardly managed to make a mark. Here's a look at how they fared.

Amitabh Bachchan

His small-screen acting debut in Yudh was expected to garner a thundering response. But the convoluted storyline - and late night slot - garnered hardly any appreciation from the audience.

Padmini Kolhapure

She joined her friend's (Poonam Dhillon; actor) serial, Ek Nayi Pehchaan, four months before the show ended. It was an attempt to revive the ratings. Although her entry did pique the viewers' interest, it didn't help much.

Poonam Dhillon

She returned to TV with Ek Nayi Pehchaan. Inspired by Sridevi's film, English Vinglish (2012), the show's low ratings forced it to go off air in less than 10 months.

Anita Raaj

After her impressive performance in 24 last year, she didn't have enough to do in Tumhaari Pakhi.

Sonali Bendre

Playing a submissive wife in Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye, Sonali Bendre, unlike expectations, didn't stand out at all from the rest. She made her TV acting debut with this Ekta Kapoor production. Her character was real, and not over the top.


Even though she returned to acting with her TV debut, Laut Aao Trisha, the show's dismal ratings made it a not-so-ideal comeback.