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Bollywood, the Hindi film industry situated in Mumbai is clannish where contacts and family ties go a long way in establishing a career. While success is not guaranteed, being born in one of the many families in Bollywood can give one a chance denied to many.
Amitabh’s son, Abhishek Bachchan was launched into Bollywood with much fanfare and high expectations. His first movie Refugee did nothing to convince the masses that the son would emulate the father.
After a series of not so successful movies, Abhishek finally began to register decent returns at the box-office.
Dharmendra has two daughters with Hema Malini, Esha and Ahana Deol. Esha is a successful actor in Bollywood; Dharmendra’s two sons from an earlier marriage are Sunny and Bobby Deol.
Sunny is a popular actor and has to his credit some of the biggest movies of Bollywood while Bobby has had limited success as an actor.
Rishi Kapoor’s son is the charming Ranbir Kapoor. Unlike his dad who made a grand entrance with Bobby, Ranbir’s debut Saawariya was not a success.
The actor bounced back with a slew of successful movies that led to him being termed as one of the most bankable actors in the country today.
Vinod Khanna in 1997 introduced his son, Akshay Khanna into Bollywood by producing Himalay Putra that sadly bombed, but Akshay has since then managed to deliver a few good movies. Vinod Khanna’s oldest son,
Rahul, is also in Bollywood and has acted in a few movies like Deepa Mehta’s 1947 Earth and Bollywood/Hollywood.