Bollywood generally sticks with the ‘try and tested’. They often follow the cliche path that would give them the guaranteed success. That’s the reason many actors get stereotyped and continue giving the same kind of performances over and over again. But there are a few Bollywood actors who dare to step out of the comfort zone, break a few norms and establish a niche for themselves. That’s why they always top the race when it comes to versatility. Here is a list of best Bollywood actors who might not be mainstream enough, but are versatile enough to give the superstars a run for their money.
Manoj Bajpayee has tried everything. From playing black and white characters to venturing into the grey zone, he changes himself as per the demand of the role. He doesn’t shy away from playing taboo roles as he was seen playing in the movie, Aligarh. The intensity with which he delivers the performances is worth-applauding. Manoj Bajpayee is still a highly underrated actor who is still not counted amongst the mainstream A-listers. But his talent and skills are unmatchable. And that’s why, his ardent fans go to the theatres to watch his movies.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s talent is getting the recognition it deserves. Be it working in movies like Manjhi in which he dominated the screen space or sharing the silver screen with actors like Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is becoming a popular choice amongst the directors. People love to watch him on the screen not only because of his talent, but also because of the fact that he was an outsider who didn’t have the conventional looks that are required to be in Bollywood. Yet, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is speeding ahead and is giving terrific performances.
Irrfan Khan is working in Bollywood as well as Hollywood movies. His acting skills leave us in awe. He is becoming one of the most recognized stars across the world. Yet, he is not valued enough in Bollywood. We don’t get to see much of Irrfan Khan which leaves us really craving for more. Be it his cameo in Haider or his full-fledged role in Talvar, Irrfan Khan gives his cent percent to every role that’s offered to him. He is a source of inspiration for every actor who acts in movies not for money, but due to his passion.
Naseeruddin Shah has tried everything in his long career. Be it his relatable character in the movie, Waiting, or his villainous role in Sarfarosh. Naseeruddin Shah gets consumed in every role. That’s why he is counted among the iconic actors of Bollywood.
Kay Kay Menon
Kay Kay Menon is just amazing. Give any role to him, and this man knows how to do justice to it. All of us loved to hate him in Haider, but it’s high time that Bollywood starts giving him roles that are not antagonistic in nature. Because we are sure that Kay Kay Menon can do any role with ease.