Lately, the audience has grown receptive to genres that did not find wide acceptance a few years ago. The past few years have shown an increasing demand for women-oriented subjects, biopics, and films without songs, among other genres so far considered unconventional in Hindi films. Intentionally or unintentionally, a few actors apart from showing their versatility in films they do, have aced in a particular genre that they choose to do. These Bollywood actors are the best in these specific genres and hence filmmakers are compelled to cast them in the films. Below is a list of actors who have aced a particular genre:
Akshay Kumar is already a popular star who has also made a mark in acting in movies which deliver a social message alongside entertainment. The actor has proved his capability to make people think about various social issues with his films like ‘Airlift’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, ‘The State vs Jolly LLB2’ and even his next releasing PadMan. He is cast in these roles as he can convincingly pull of these social issues believably amongst masses.
Within a short span of foraying into the industry, Kartik Aaryan has garnered attention for his comic timing on screen. The actor, is remembered for his performance in films such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011), Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), Guest in London etc. He is being loved in the chocolate boy role with a good comic timing and hence is always approached to play such roles. His upcoming movie Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety too is a movie in a similar genre.
Tiger Shroff is the only, authentic Bollywood action star of our generation. When Tiger Shroff made his debut in Heropanti, people noticed that he dances well and does action scenes even better. Tiger’s next two film choices Baaghi and A Flying Jatt were crafted on the same template: stunts, action scenes and dance. Three things Tiger is exceptionally good at. Tiger looked authentic and felt authentic and that’s how Bollywood got its own action hero.
Salman Khan-movies have become a genre in itself for his loyal fans. For the last five years, every movie featuring Salman in the lead has had a record break success at the box office. No one ever complained, and the audience simply relished the masala entertainment offered in these films. His films like ‘Kick’, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, ‘Bodygaurd’, ‘Dabangg franchise’ and others, have largely been only about Salman Khan’s antics, unique dance moves, one-liners and this is what the audience love to see from him.
Ayushmann Khurrana, who essayed a sperm donor in his debut film “Vicky Donor”, is seen choosing conventional roles with unconventional themes. He has carved this niche that works for him be it ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ or ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’. He has aced the movies that have quirky subjects and that show a mirror to the society.