Amitabh Bachchan: The Most Versatile Actor of Bollywood


Amitabh Bachchan is called the star of the millennium for a reason. He has always been one of the most versatile actors of the industry and he is staying true to that even at this age. Let’s have an overview of some of the roles he has played in Bollywood that prove that he cannot be challenged by anyone when it comes to versatility.

 

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Image Courtesy: Shining Stars

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1. The Second Fiddle:

During his initial years, superstar Amitabh Bachchan shared the second lead in many of his movies along with the big stars of his time like Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, etc. Even while starring as second lead in movies like Sholay, Anand, and Chupke Chupke, etc., he stood out and seriously overshadowed the lead star.

 

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Image Courtesy: Zee News

 

2. The Angry Young Man:

This image of Amibtabh Bachchan that he is most popularly known for gave him the mega star status in 70s and 80s. Movies like Zanjeer, Lawaris, Coolie, etc. established his as the Angry Young Man to which he owes a great part of his success.

 

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Image Courtesy: The Quint

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3. The Romantic Hero:

Contrary to his Angry Young Man image, Amitabh Bachchan is also known for his romantic roles. With movies like Kabhi Kabhi, Mr. Natwarlal, Silsila, etc., he proved that he is a versatile actor who can express deeper emotions of love and romance along with his usual angry young man roles.

 

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Image Courtesy: Koimoi

 

4. The Patriarch:

As he matured, he moved from being Angry Young Man to Angry Old Man. He played some really challenging and memorable roles of the grand Indian patriarch in movies like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Bunty aur Bubly, etc. His look in the movies became popular and his dialogues are still remembered.

 

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5. The One of a Kind:

One would usually expect an actor of his age to retire or get sidelined to play smaller roles of a grandfather, but Bachchan didn’t let his age come in the way of his versatility. He has played totally unique roles in Piku, Pink, Teen, etc. which could have been played only by an actor of his mettle.

 

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Image Courtesy: Youtube

 

It is due to the magic of Amitabh Bachchan that an actor of his is able to get hit movies one after another. Piku, Pink, Wazir, etc. are shining examples of it.