Salman, Shah Rukh, Akshay, Ranbir, Ajay, Hrithik or Saif: Who was the Best Actor of 2012?
Acting, as we call it, is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances and actors who nail them down are embodiments of powerhouse talents. In a year, enveloped in a mighty number of action comedies, spy thrillers, classic yet contemporary love sagas and purely high octane action dramas, Bollywood’s A-listed actors have taken a mighty leap towards connecting with the masses and the classes!
Be it Ranbir Kapoor’s mute avatar or the lover-boy-turned-angry-young man Shah Rukh Khan or the haasi-se-lotpot comical vendetta king Ajay Devgn, we bring you the top 8 star performances that robbed us of our hearts last year.
Hrithik Roshan for Agneepath
Revamping an iconic character was difficult, and when it’s Amitji’s Vijay Dinanath Chauhan to be re-enacted on screen, the pressure is well on the actor. Hrithik Roshan scorched screens with a strong and gritty performance in KJo’s remake of Agneepath. With the zeal and fire burning within Vijay inevitable through Hrithik’s eyes and emotions, we lived a fairy tale and how.
Akshay Kumar for Rowdy Rathore
The ultimate rockstar who cashed in the most moolahs for the industry this year with all his films setting benchmarks, Akshay Kumar is riding real high on his successes. But over the year, it was his Rowdy Rathore edition that stood out among all his other works. Playing the zabardast cop with no paunch, Akshay made his way into our list so easy-breezy.
Saif Ali Khan for Cocktail
Whilst his ambitious Agent Vinod went down the drains, it was Homi Adjania’s love story Cocktail that brought Saif Ali Khan back into the race. Saif’s character touched hearts and his performance deserved applause.
Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi!
While all his contemporaries tasted success with the verve in their dialogues, this man made the earth stand still with no dialogues and only expressions. Be it the sweet and extremely charming proposal scene between Barfi and Shruti or the mind blowing rejection scene where Barfi vents out his anger and temper, only through his eye work! Ranbir Kapoor spelled magic with a capital M yet again as he moved on to Being Barfi!.
Salman Khan for Ek Tha Tiger
The first ever association between India’s biggest star and India’s biggest production house made way for our own Being Human superstar trying his hands into something oh-so-different and trendy. Essaying the role of Tiger, the Indian spy agent was one which Salman pulled off with assumed comfort but it was the panache and the starry aura that made Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger stand out!
Ajay Devgn for Son of Sardaar
A hysterical series of comical vengeance where vindication was redefined on terms of laughter giggles and humour, Son Of Sardaar with Ajay Devgn in the lead scored high, more because of Ajay’s earnest comic caper act and the delicious Po-Po song.
Shah Rukh Khan for Jab Tak Hai Jaan
It was the Yash Chopra-SRK duo, the first time on screen jodi SRK-Kat, the Rahman-Gulzar collision that were mighty reasons for this monumental film, a milestone in the history of Indian cinematic romance. But Jab Tak Hai Jaan would never have been the same without our lovely and hugely creative Shah Rukh Khan. Infusing life into Samar Anand, playing the loverboy and the high-on-attitude army officer with equal aplomb, SRK kept his romantic flags flying real high.
Salman Khan for Dabangg 2
When Robinhood Pandey turned Kung- Fu Pandey in Dabangg 2, we went rip roaring in laughter, smiling every moment, and at times slipping back into the emotional backseat. Salman relived his almost iconic Chulbul Pandey with astonishment as the elements of emotions missing from Dabangg’s first edition were instilled in this one, through an excellent performance stealing the show all over again. The West might have Batman and the Supermans, India has its Salman packing in the punch!