The last few years have been a shot to success for a few actors including Vicky kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Ranveer Singh, Kartik Aaryan and a few more. But there are some who we really want to shine and give us good cinema. With audiences accepting different genre and concept films, the scope for healthy experiments has vastly increased. Not that they aren’t experimenting, but somehow their experiments have turned out to be damp squibs at the box office. This is just to list the ones we love and want them to up their game to be back in the reckoning. Let’s have a look at the list of some of the stars that deserve a hit asap.
Shah Rukh Khan
Well he is the Badshah of Bollywood irrespective of the number game at the box office, but let’s just face it. Our undisputed king of romance needs a hit to up his box office track record. SRK in his last three releases – FAN, Jab Harry Met Sejal (JHMS) and Zero –didn’t give us the SRK we all want to see. While he tried experimenting as an actor and took on some out of the comfort zone parts to play, but somehow they did not translate into the magic we associate SRK with. In FAN he played double roles, but the film didn’t work much for us after a point. In Imtiaz Ali’s JHMS his charm was missing. With his recent outing in Anand L Rai’s Zero the level of hardwork that went into the making was unimaginable but the outcome didn’t match for sure. We so want our King Khan to come back with a bang.
Arjun Kapoor who impressed us with his debut in Ishaqzaade and then in Finding Fanny and 2 States, has entered some other zone and is not the same actor we were introduced to. He has not been doing many films but that isn’t the problem. The problem is that the one he does are not what we expect from him. His recent release Namaste England was a debacle in itself, it didn’t impress the critics not even the audience or his fans. Even Mubarakan didn’t work. From an actor like Arjun who is good with comedy and action we expect him to entertain us to the fullest.
Sonakshi was last praised for her films like Noor and Ittefaq, which though didn’t open to great numbers, there was no denying that she was good in them. Even Happy Phir Bhaag Jaegi looked good in the trailer but wasn’t the same as a complete package. And seriously we want her to choose her projects wisely. We want her experimenting with good scripts and give us the Sonakshi that we enjoyed watching in Lootera. Still we have our hopes high as she will be seen in Abhishek Varman’s next titled Kalank and she has also signed the multi starer Mission Mangal.
The actress made a remarkable debut. But after a while she seems to have fizzled out. Not that we doubt her potential at all. But we do miss the spunky Parineeti who’d hit home with audience and at box office. Her last film alongside Arjun, Namaste England did no good for both of them and was clearly a wrong choice. Even Meri Pyaari Bindu and Golmaal Again (inspite of being a superhit) didn’t add much to her credit. Parineeti needs to up her solo game soon.
This guy here has a good amount of fan following even when he has no big hit to his credit lately. Aiyaary that looked good on paper didn’t translate on the big screen and didn’t work at all. We last remember him for 2016, Kapoor & Sons, though he did work in four films after that but none made a mark for us. Sidharth needs to use his good looks and the angry man charm that comes to him effortlessly and give us good performances.
Let us know in the comment section what do you feel about this list.
Salman Khan, Taapsee Pannu are following in the footsteps of these 4 actors – here’s how
Salman Khan and Taapsee Pannu will be seen playing older characters in their respective films, Bharat and Saand Ki Aankh
Bollywood actors and their commitment towards their work is on a different level these days. It’s nothing new in Hollywood for actors to prepare and go through drastic physical changes to become the character they would be playing in order to be more relatable for their audience. Be it weight gain, weight loss, getting six pack abs or even adding more years to their look, actors have never held back.
In recent years, we have seen the same kind of dedication from Bollywood artists as well. While many could say there is a lot more vanity in our industry than in the West, there are bold actors who don’t adhere by these norms and are taking the big step of transforming completely into their onscreen characters. Earlier this week, posters of Salman Khan starrer Bharat and Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar’s Saand Ki Aankh were released online. In their respective films, all the three actors will be seen playing much older characters and they have completely moulded themselves into their on-screen persona and look almost unrecognizable. Well, believe it or not, but in the past, quite a few actors did the same. Take a look…
Salman Khan in Bharat
Salman Khan’s Bharat is one of the most anticipated movies to release this year for all the obvious reasons. The poster of the movie is out and Salman looks almost unrecognizable. Sporting five different looks in the movie, the poster of Bharat shows Salman in a much older version, sporting a salt-n pepper look with heavy beard and moustache
Bhumi Pednekar & Taapsee Pannu in Saand Ki Aankh
In Saand Ki Aankh , Bhumi and Taapsee will be playing the role of the world’s oldest women sharpshooters. Bhumi will be seen as Chandro Tomar while Tapsee will be playing Prakashi Tomar. Staying true to their roles, both the actresses have visibly added years to their look with the help of make-up.
John Abraham in RAW
In the newly released spy thriller Romeo Akbar Walter, John is seen sporting 15 different avatars that too successfully with the help of prosthetics and specialist Preetisheel. Especially John’s look of a 70-year-old man is very convincing.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sarbjit
In Omung Kumar’s directorial venture, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the role of Sarbjit’s sister. The films showcase the 22 years that Sarbjit spent in jail for alleged spying and terrorism. For the same, Aishwarya was happy to leave her vanity aside and played a much older character than her real-life age.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in 7 Khoon Maaf
Priyanka Chopra has never shied away from taking up risky projects. So it’s not surprising that PeeCee did Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf way back in 2011. In the film, her character ages from 20 to 65 and goes through several marriages at different points in her life. With the help of prosthetics, Priyanka played 7 completely different parts, one being that of a 65-year-old woman.
Rishi Kapoor in Kapoor & Sons
When Rishi Kapoor played 90-year-old grandfather in Kapoor & Sons, he got some help from Oscar-winning American make-up artist Greg Cannom of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Titanic fame. The producer of the film had to shell out Rs 2 crore for the actor’s unbelievable transformation and the look took 5 hours of hard labour every day.
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Notre Dame: Befikre to Ilahi – Bollywood films and songs that were shot at the iconic monument in Paris
From Ilahi to Man Ko Ati Bhavey to Befikre, quite a few films and songs were shot at the Notre Dame in Paris
April 15 will be remembered in the coming years as the day that one of the most iconic monuments in the world witnessed doom. The 850-year old Notre Dame Cathedral in France erupted in a fiery blaze, leaving the world in shock. An interesting fact about Notre Dame that you may not know of is that the monument is one of Bollywood’s most preferred shooting locations.
The song Ilahi from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which had Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, was shot in front of the monument. The scene in which Ranbir gets chased by a drug dealer gives us quite a glance of the astounding cathedral.
Ranbir-Anushka-Aishwarya starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) also had scenes shot with the historical monument in the backdrop. In the song An Evening in Paris, you can see Ranbir and Anushka dancing on the street with the Notre Dame cathedral to the far left.
The song Man Ko Ati Bhavey from London Dreams started with the backdrop of the Louvre Museum, post which the scene shifts to the front of the Notre Dame. In one particular scene, we get a whole view of the cathedral while Salman Khan and Asin perform their antics.
London Paris New York also gave us a glimpse of the Notre Dame.
And who can forget the scene between Vani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in Befikre that had a full view of the Notre Dame?
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