A hero is surely the epitome of the film, but the supporting characters are like the pillars who give way for the formation of an epitome. With strong character driven roles, the supporting actors many a times outshine the main lead, which was very much seen in the movies released last year.

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The nominations for best supporting actor 2014 are as below:

Riteish Deshmukh: Ek Villain (2014)

Riteish Deshmukh in a still from movie 'Ek Villain (2014)'
Riteish Deshmukh in a still from movie ‘Ek Villain (2014)’

Riteish Deshmukh received several accolades and awards for his outstanding rather stellar performance as Rakesh in Ek Villain. A frustrated, henpecked middle-class man, whose wife thinks he is good for nothing, vents it out by killing. Riteish showcased his versatility and defied the belief that he’s only meant for comedy genre. With his power pack performance he outshone Sidharth Malhotra and takes a spot in our list of nominations for best supporting actor 2014.

Saurabh Shukla: PK (2014)

Saurabh Shukla in a still from movie 'PK (2014)'
Saurabh Shukla in a still from movie ‘PK (2014)’

His role as godman ‘Tapasvi Maharaj’ drew rave reviews. His character was strongly positioned opposite to the lead and gave a very strong counter view on the subject line of PK. For his brilliant performance, Saurabh Shukla surely deserves a place in our list of nominations for best supporting actor 2014.

Abhishek Bachchan: Happy New Year (2014)

Abhishek Bachchan in a still from movie 'Happy New Year (2014)'
Abhishek Bachchan in a still from movie ‘Happy New Year (2014)’

As Nandu Bhide, Abhishek Bachchan nailed it by making the audiences in split and crack up everytime by his screen presence. With his great comic timing, he left an impression which still remains fresh in the minds of audiences. For his effortless dual role as Nandu Bhide and Vicky Grover, Abhishek Bachchan makes it in our list of nominations for best supporting actor 2014.

Randeep Hooda: Kick (2014)

Randeep Hooda in a still from movie 'Kick (2014)'
Randeep Hooda in a still from movie ‘Kick (2014)’

Randeep Hooda did quiet a commendable job as inspector Himanshu Tyagi in Kick. He has always hit the right sensibilities of the character by not being loud portraying it but does it with a subtle and strong approach. And so takes a spot in our list of nominations for best supporting actor 2014.

Anupam Kher: Main Tera Hero (2014)

Anupam Kher in a still from movie 'Main Tera Hero (2014)'
Anupam Kher in a still from movie ‘Main Tera Hero (2014)’

Anupam Kher’s act of Asia’s biggest don Vikrant Singhal was not that of a typical “don” but was an interesting watch in Main Tera Hero. A dreaded gangster talking in echoes because he grew up in the mountains added for a fun element to the character. Like always his exceptional comical skills strikes right chord with the viewers bursting out of laughter. He is one of the finest actors of our country. One may fall short of words to describe the performance of veteran actor like Anupam Kher.

Kay Kay Menon: Haider (2014)

Kay Kay Menon in a still from movie 'Haider (2014)'
Kay Kay Menon in a still from movie ‘Haider (2014)’

Kay Kay gave a commendable performance of a treacherous uncle, Khurram Meer to Shahid Kapoor in Haider. And so makes it to our list of nominations for best supporting actor 2014.

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