Bollywood has a long list of glorified heroes who jump from tall buildings and fight the baddies with great ease and vigor. Their strength makes them all the more likable for the viewers. But what forces the audience to whistle and laud for a hero is a great villain. A villain makes the hero ‘heroic’ for the audience. While actors in the 80-90s preferred to be loved good hero in the films, the new generation of actors try to step into the shoes of the villain and how. From Shah Rukh Khan in Fan to Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat, the heroes of today are bringing out the combination of foulness, immorality, and maliciousness of the villains onscreen with such dedication that it has added an extra star to their list of brilliant performances. Latest villain in question being Akshay Kumar in 2.0 who has crossed all limits to transform into a villain that will be remembered in the history.
Known by his love for high-octane action and speed drama, Akshay Kumar has always been the ultimate action superhero of Bollywood. But now he has dropped the image of a hero and has stepped into the shoes of a badass villain who is all set to destroy the universe. As he plans how to do it, let’s have a look at 5 more monstrous villains who became the reason that we liked the film.
Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat
There is hardly anyone other actor who could have portrayed the role of Alauddin Khalji with such diligence as he did. The actually enjoyed having every single ounce of the flesh of his character and sent shivers down our spine. If Ranveer Singh didn’t make you scream out of fear then what will? In the movie, Ranveer played a psychopath who is obsessed with the beauty of Rani Padmavati without even having a look at her.
Shah Rukh Khan in Fan
Who could have thought that the King of Romance would turn into a cold-hearted villain in no time? As brilliant as SRK is in weaving his charm on the audience with his cute dimples, he knows how to instill fear in them with his performance. Well, his anti-hero side is as convincing as his lovely romantic side.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Kick
While Nawazuddin Siddiqui has never been a definition of a quintessential Bollywood hero, his acting has always been synonymous to brilliant. Give him whichever character and he will outstand every other character in the film, same is the case Kick, Even with superstar Salman Khan playing the lead role, Nawazuddin Siddiqui stole the limelight as the villain and how.
Nana Patekar in Kaala
Nana Patekar’s face-off with the Thalaiva Rajinikanth is not something to be missed. While Pa. Ranjith cut both of his characters from the same cloth, he makes sure that the good stands face to face with evil and swipe it off. Nana Patekar as the cruel politician fulfilled every expectation that his character required.
Varun Dhawan in Badlapur
Tuning into the mood of a merciless man, Varun Dhawan may not be called the ultimate villain in Badlapur but he was the purest depiction of an anti-hero. He played the role of Raghav Purohit in the thriller film who took the path of evil to avenge his family.
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