New Age Actors actors who started their career with negative roles.


Since Bollywood actors used to live larger than life most of the time they hated playing weak, and negative characters.

For the Bollywood audience, a hero is an ideal person and whatever he does is good for humanity.

There are many instances when actors refused to play negative characters because they are too overwhelmed with their image in public.

The good thing is that the stereotype is fading away and people are now understanding that a person playing a negative character in front of the camera is a good actor only with his roles.

Whatever we can say in this article, it will certainly not change your perspective to look at Nana Patekar as an angry man and Shah Rukh Khan as king of romance. However, some actors are more concerned about the role they play than their image.

This is the reason that most talented actors are now picking up negative characters or grey characters.

They performed their dialogues brilliantly and they became stars because nowadays villains have motives and they all look lovable simple human beings.

Here, while most A-list Bollywood actors have shown their interest to play negative characters in movies.

Here we give you a list of newcomer actors who got the chance to play a negative character in their debut film.

Nikitin Dheer

Considering the fact that all the bankable actors working in the industry have good looks and spectacular physique.

No doubt Nikitin has everything to be a typical Bollywood hero. Still, he chose to start his career by playing a negative role.

Surely, Nikitin would not regret his decision as he made his Bollywood debut with Ashutosh Gowariker’s controversial period drama Jodha Akbar. Nikitin Dheer is the son of the famous Bollywood actor Pankaj Dheer.

Later, he got a lot of recognition by playing the antagonist in the movies like Ready, Dabangg 2, and iconic ‘Thangabali’ in Shah Rukh starrer Chennai Express.

Freddy Daruwala

Farhad Daruwala who is famous for the name of Freddy Daruwala was a model before making his film debut in Holiday.

He played the negative character and outshine Akshay Kumar in many scenes. His acting skills and screen presence are appreciated by fans as well as critics.

In an interview, Freddy said he was not expecting that his work will be considered and admired especially when the main lead is Akshay Kumar.

However, his looks and charms played well and he managed to get people’s attention with his negative role.

Tahir Raj Bhasin

Tahir Raj Bhasin looks innocent but he played the menacing Karan Rastogi in the Rani Mukherjee starrer Mardaani.

Making a debut in Bollywood by working in the Yashraj Banner Film is a dream of all the wannabe actors. Tahir took this opportunity and worked well.

He received praise from everyone in the industry and got a Filmfare nomination for the best supporting role.

Little you know that Tahir is a trained professional in body language and behavioral analytics.

No doubt, Tahir Raj Bhasin managed to make a first good impression with his acting.

Vidyut Jamwal

With the first look poster release of Force, everyone was talking about the new boy who was matching the looks and charisma of John Abraham in the movie. Vidyut Jamwal made a sensational debut in Bollywood by portraying a negative character in the movie Force.

Vidyut is the trained martial arts professional, and with his muscular body, he was the perfect antagonist to match the hero John Abraham who is also famous for having a muscular body.

Vidyut Jamwal won most of the awards including the category of the most promising newcomer in the year 2012. Now, with his martial arts skills, he is one of the most sought Bollywood’s action heroes.

Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh is the son of the popular Bollywood singer Nitin Mukesh and grandson of the iconic singer Mukesh. Neil Nitin Mukesh has done a few films in Bollywood.

However, he started his career with the thriller movie Johnny Gaddar which was directed by Andhadhun fame Sriram Raghavan.

Neil Nitin Mukesh’s performance was appreciated by critics. He won the Filmfare award for the best actor in a debut role category. The movie is a suspense thriller and Neil’s character was mysterious and grey.

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