Bollywood has given us brilliant shades of artists showing their diverse talent through various mediums. Mainly theater is one of the roots from where we have got most of our amazing actors. It has been a myth that theater performers can not get into leads very easily but hey! that was a long time back. Now we have theater actors have been blooming in the industry and how. Not only are they acing their roles to perfection but are also assuming the status of being lead performers in some prominent films. They have been breaking all stereotypes and now are playing pivotal characters which are one of the leading protagonists in the film
Let’s look at some really fine theater actors who will be seen in the lead roles in Bollywood films this year
Hailing from theater background, Kirti’s performance in PINK earned her great amount of notice. Earlier she has played comparatively smaller roles in past but those she has played in a way that her part was appreciated and very prominent too. Now with the efforts being noticed for good, this actress has already bagged two leading roles, one in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar and another opposite Irrfan Khan in an untitled Abhinay Deo project.
We have always seen Rasika doing really simple but heart war mining characters which a common man can connect to. As she comes from theatre she believes the length of the role doesn’t matter when it’s compares to how good that character is. But even her, after she played small but vital roles she is now going to be seen as one of the the female lead in Nandita Das’ Manto opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui essaying the role of Safia Manto.
People loved to hate him in Neerja and that proves how strongly he grabbed everyone’s eyeballs to the screen despite having a negative role in the film. Even he comes from the same roots of theatre and now we will see his full-fledged role in Raabta starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.
Sayani has been blending in all the characters we have seen her playing till current date, not just with her looks but she does it with such ease that we feel it is not the character but her feeling the emotions for real. After having given us characters like Khanum from Margarita With A Straw, Hina from Jolly LLB2 and more. Now we will be seeing her in the film The Hungry starring Naseeruddin Shah as the lead female protagonist.
Manav has been directing many plays and started his career with theatre. He never expected much but he got many good opportunities his way which he grabbed from Bollywood. Being a theater artist and doing the most noticeable characters now he will be seen in Tumhari Sullu starring Vidya Balan paired opposite the actress.