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Old 08-Sep-2011
Is Aamir the kiss of death for newbies?

UNP ImageThere's no denying Aamir Khan has got better with age. While other Bollywood actors are struggling to stay afloat at the box office, Aamir effortlessly hits the movie jackpot every single time. And from Dil Chahta Hai and Lagaan to 3 Idiots and Dhobi Ghaat, he's become the go-to guy for movie-makers who want to score big with fans.

Unfortunately however, his celluloid magic doesn't seem to be rubbing off on his heroines, especially those who make their acting debuts opposite the star, as the ones who have, appear to have been swiftly shoved off the B-wood radar soon after! And those who are lucky enough to stick around, end up with nothing more than B-grade movies on their CVs, that do little for their careers.

When Gracy Singh romanced Aamir in the blockbuster Lagaan, she was touted as the next big thing, but her career - barring Munnabhai MBBS - never really took off. Ditto Asin, who made a splash with Ghajini, but failed to replicate her success with her next two releases. And the latest to join the bad luck bunch is Dhobi Ghat's Monica Dogra, who impressed with a stellar performance, but didn't quite win the ticket to B-town fame.

So, should the ladies be steering clear of Aamir?

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