Post published on May 16th 2008. and the kollywood version mentioned at the end is still pending ! Sigh !!! Will surely do once I am back.
How difficult would it be for some of the stars from tinsel town to go against the odds and perform roles that they havent tried yet? and would it be possible for us to accept them in their new avatar?
Well, here are certain characters that I would want to see some of todays lead actors in Bollywood perform(I am not taking the actresses into consideration here, ‘cause not most of the time we get to see a heroine-centric subject in our movies. Moreover, most of todays heroines are busy getting themselves into a bikini!).
To begin with, how about SRK as a cop? I guess, he played a cop just once in 1, 2 ka 4(sans uniform) and there were also a couple of other movies where he appeared in the uniform. But we have never seen King Khan wearing the Khakhee ‘vardi’ yet. A sleek, stylish hardcore action movie along with SRKs high energy, attitude and newly toned body, would be something to look out for.
Aamir Perfectionist Khan as a serial killer. No sad past, no flashbacks, no spiteful revenge; the character is bad and he is bad for no reason. We missed seeing him in Darr and we hardly got to watch a negative Aamir in Fanaa and Earth. For a person who hasn’t tried his skills yet in a full fledged negative role, this would surely be a challenge.
Salman Khan in a lead role based on the cartoon series Johnny Bravo. I cant imagine any other actor in Bollywood today for this role. For those who do not have an idea on the cartoon, Johnny Bravo is a handsome dim-witted narcissict who is always a failure with women. And of course, this role would be in complete contrast to Salmans repetitive appearances as a love guru in No entry, Jaaneman and Partner.
Hrithik Roshan in a slightly off beat movie playing the role of a prisoner who had been sentenced to life time imprisonment. Roshan Jr. mite not be having a flair towards comedy roles, but if given a role that has the scope for him to perform emotionally or frustrated, he does with élan. And btw its high time he shed his good looks and did powerful roles.
If there is one actor who has improved a lot in terms of his dialogue delivery and comic timing over the years, its none other than our King Kumar. Wouldn’t it be fun to see Akshay enact a hilarious alcoholic criminal lawyer on screen? Some one who gets drunk all the time(not inside the court, of course) and lands up in trouble. Since Akki is being so repetitive these days, it would be a pleasure watching him in the courts trial room making use of his usual wits, charm and one liners to win the legal proceedings. Oh oh, and how can I forget that famous gum exhibiting grin of his!!!
Saif Ali Khan as a young educated politician who aims at reforming the country(inspired by Rahul Gandhi ??). A character that has only good intentions but uses his shrewdness to win over his contemporaries. It’s always a revelation to watch Saif perform meaningful roles, a natural actor that he is, and I am sure he would do complete justice to this role.
...out of context but ‘actors’ like Tusshar Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Dino Moreo, Upen Patel – please stay away from the industry! ASAP !!!
PS : I will be coming out with my version of Kollywood as well. Stay tuned..er..browsed.
PS 2 : A very similar but elaborate take on SRK had appeared in Indiatimes.com on 28th May 2008; ie. after this post of mine.
Coincidence or ......???????