A few Bollywood celebrities are known for the versatility they bring to the silver screen. There are only a few who have mastered the art of getting completely in the character that the script demands, making audiences and critics applaud them. Despite having built a heroic identity, these stars decided not to dwell on it but experiment with different roles.
Here is a list of stars who dared to go the extra mile by essaying grey-shaded characters and also won or just might win accolades for their roles in the near future.
Riteish Deshmukh in Ek Villain
Riteish Deshmukh is known for his comic roles, but the actor doesn’t mind experimenting when it comes to playing a grey character. The actor switched to an eerie character in the romantic thriller Ek Villain and displayed the other side of his acting prowess. Everyone went gaga over his performance and Riteish received appreciations from everywhere.
Varun Dhawan in Badlapur
No one ever imagined that Varun Dhawan could go from the boy-next-door to a rugged man killing people to avenge the death of his wife and son. The actor is often seen in a comic role but stunned audiences when they watched the film Badlapur. The young lad surely deserves praises for this role.
Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2
Casting Hrithik as a baddie in Dhoom 2 is one of YRF’s best decisions by far. The actor did complete justice to his role as an intelligent robber whose passion is to steal rare and valuable collectables using high-tech gadgets. Hrithik was seen as multiple characters in one film, making him the king of disguise.
Shraddha Kapoor in Haseena
Shraddha Kapoor is done playing plain-Jane characters in almost every film that she’s been a part of. But now it looks like Shraddha is ready for experimentation as bubbly actress is going all wicked for her next as underworld don, Dawood’s sister, Haseena Parkar!
Vidya Balan in Ishqiya
Vidya Balan has always portrayed the character of a strong individual but in no way could one think of her as a villain. Vidya went ahead and played the character of Krishna Verma in Ishqiya and changed everyone’s perception of her.
These are a few actors who have defied the safe categories and taken a leap of faith to go out of the box. These actors have not only won the hearts of their audiences but have also truly created movies that the film fraternity is proud of!