Method acting is a technique of acting where actor tries to emulate the character in real life. Many Bollywood actors have done method acting to better prepare for the roles.
In this article, we will look at some of best Bollywood method acting examples.
- Raj kumar rao in TRAPPED
Rajkummar Rao remained on a very strict diet and lost weight to make it look more real. Despite being a vegan, Rao ate meat in some of the scenes for the first time in his life to make it more realistic.
- 2. Ranveer in Padmavat
Ranveer’s potrayal of Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat was critically acclaimed and was actually one of the main reasons behind the movie’s success.
- 3. Nana patekar in PRAHAAR
Nana Patekar turned director with his movie Prahaar released in 1991 starring himself and Madhuri Dixit. The actor underwent military training for his role as an Indian Army officer.he received an extensive training by Maratha Light Infantry before the shoot. As a fact, He always wanted to become an army personnel, but he couldn’t qualify because of required educational qualification.
- 4. Hrithik Roshan in GUZAARISH
Hrithik Roshan’s character was a paraplegic, Bhansali wanted to give him a natural look. Hence, he was advised by the movie staffs to not follow his gym training till the movie shootings get completed. He was also asked by the director to spot an original beard so as to give touches of authenticity to his character.
- 5. Varun Dhawan in Badlapur
Playing his role in Badlapur drove Varun Dhawan into severe depression.
6. Aamir Khan in DANGAL
Aamir had to gain a lot of weight to play the role. He gained 9% fat, weighing around 98 kg for Dangal From September 2015 to December 2015 and from January 2016 to April 2016, he regained the previous shape. Now, this is called the dedication towards the role. No Wonder, he is called Mr. perfectionist of Bollywood.
7. Randeep Hooda in SARBJIT
Sarabjit Singh was an Indian man who was sentenced to death by the supreme court of Pakistan in 1991 and had also spent 22 years in the prison for the case of alleged terrorism. It is believed that Randeep Hooda gave his best to get into the character of Sarabjit. The actor lost 18 kg weight in just 28 days to look more like a prisoner.
8. Vineet Kumar Singh in MUKKABAAZ
The actor had trained himself pretty hard for the past two years to prepare himself for the role of the character of a boxer in the movie. The actor said, “The moment I got a call from Anurag sir confirming that he is making the film, I just packed my bag and rushed to Punjab for my boxing training to fight like a professional boxer”.
9. Nawauddin Siddiqui in RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0
It is inspired by the real-life killer Raman Raghav, who operated in Mumbai during the 1960s. The actor used to visit lots of dhabas, slum areas, and lonely places to prepare his role for a serial killer. Siddiqui left his home for two days without informing anyone and “started fearing himself” while he was preparing for the role. Due to unhygienic conditions during the shooting, the actor fell seriously ill and was hospitalized for five days. His wife later said that he was repeating his dialogues from the film while being semi-conscious.
8. Ranbir Kapoor in ROCKSTAR
Ranbir practised the guitar at A. R. Rahman’s studio in Chennai for many days. After reading Kurt Cobain’s biography to understand the life of a rock star in great details, He also familiarised himself with the lifestyle of Jats to prepare for the role. He is truly a rockstar.
9. Shahrukh in Devdas
Sharukh Khan’s amazing performance as a drunkard in Devdas. He truly lived those scenes.
10. Priyanka Chopra in MARY KOM
The actress got a fifteen-day break from her other commitments to train for the film. After completing her workout which included weights and circuit training, she got into the training of boxing. Later on, she was trained by the coach’s of Mary Kom to learn her distinct style of boxing. The preparations which she took for also included the building of the physique of the boxer and also the learning it well. Priyanka Chopra did a great deal in the movie.
11. Amitabh Bachchan in Paa
Amitabh Bachchan’s legendary performance in Paa is well known.he was a 12 year old kid who suffers from a rare disease in Paa and he very perfectly did the role.