Movies may disappoint us, but our actors never. The year gone by saw some phenomenal performances by Bollywood actors, which left imprints that will last for years to come. Here are the nominations for Best Actor of 2014:
Arjun Kapoor – 2 States (2014)
A nerdy Punjabi guy, Krish, who looks beyond his books and falls in love. 2 States was his story and he played his character to the mark. Arjun Kapoor broke his ‘angry young man’ image with this movie and played a romantic hero with an innocence and charm. This role made him more than an action hero, and his chemistry with Alia Bhatt was loved by the audience.
Akshay Kumar – Holiday (2014)
Akshay Kumar unlike his comedy movies did something which his fans love to see him in. With a good story and direction, the actor gave his best as captain Virat to Holiday. The action sequences were done perfectly, his romance with Sonakshi Sinha was appreciated and above all his quest as a soldier was played very well. No over the top drama and just pure Akshay Kumar style acting won him accolades.
Varun Dhawan – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014)
Varun Dhawan already has his charm which makes him the most desirable man for any girl. Added to this, his soulful boy next door character of Humpty Sharma made him favourite among boys too. His chemistry with Alia Bhatt and his comic timing in the movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania was loved by the audience.
Siddharth Malhotra – Ek Villain (2014)
Siddharth Malhotra did not play the villain in the movie exactly but his role was unusual, a rare of what usually a newcomer would do. Well he portrayed the anti hero in the movie and made his presence strong, his acting was one of the best as he managed to convey his emotions to audience with a few limited dialogues. The movie Ek Villain is surely a career highlight for Siddharth Malhotra.
Shahid Kapoor – Haider (2014)
Shahid Kapoor gave his career best in Haider. Even though people may not have liked the dark drama or the subject, they loved Shahid Kapoor as Haider. He was the highlight of the film as he perfectly brought the turmoil of emotions so well on screen that people were all praises for the actor.
Ajay Devgn – Singham Returns (2014)
Ajay Devgn, yet again impressed his fans with his Singham streak. A Rohit Shetty movie was a masala flick with some power house action scenes and Ajay Devgn gave the best of him in Singham Returns with amazing screen presence and dialogues.
Salman Khan – Kick (2014)
Kick, was a typical Salman Khan movie. It was a complete his style of action, drama and romance and yes of course the dancing and the signature steps. Salman was a complete entertainer in Kick adding his own charisma to the good and the devil characters.
Aamir Khan – PK (2014)
Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan delivered to us PK in the end of the year. This movie took the box office by storm and is still running successfully. Well his outstanding performance in the movie made PK an Aamir Khan movie. He owns the movie with his commendable acting as an alien in the film and that too with ease.