Are O Samba, Kitne aadmi the, Mugambo khush hua, Prem naam h mera, Prem Chopra! are some of the most popular dialogues delivered by Bollywood’s most iconic villains. Our Bollywood films are incomplete without those villains, and these guys are so bad that they are actually good and unforgettable.
But as time is changing the character of villains are also evolving with time. now the villains or negative characters in the films are not limited to their sticky lines, vengeance, kidnapping of lead actress and most importantly his illegal business. Now the filmmakers and actor try to add layers to the negative character as well. Presently, you will not see the villain of the film as a pure hundred percent evil character who has no good side. While exploring the different ways to present a story, now the makers of the film also try to present the new-age villain who has someone to love, of course with their consent, now it is not necessary that he lives in his particular adda with his army. Now, a villain can also truly love someone or live a simple life without guns and tanks, can wear ordinary and good clothes. This is the one reason many ‘heroes’ of Bollywood are now ready to play the roles of villains as well. As a result of this positive change in the film industry, after playing some negative characters the actors are not typecasted or just stick to that particular image. So, it gives a space to an actor to play various kinds of roles including negative roles.
Here we listed some of the best actors who redefine the concept of a villain in Bollywood films
- 1. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
- 3. Rajkumar Rao
- 4. Vicky Kaushal
- 6. Saif Ali Khan
- 8. Irrfan Khan
- 9. Jim Sarbh
- 11. Ranveer Singh
1. Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Bollywood’s one of the most versatile actors Nawaz is known for his ability to morph into any character he plays on screen. From Gangs of Wasseypur to his latest Babumoshai Bandookbaaz he played various kinds of characters, most of them are negative characters but through his impeccable acting, we can remember his every negative character separately. For example in Gangs of Wasseypur, he killed people but can do anything for his family and love. In Badalpur he played a role who killed someone for money but at the end, he completely changed himself for good. Some other examples are Raman Raghav, Haramkhor, Kick.