Irrfan Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan: Actors who played older characters convincingly
September 16, 2013, 2:28 pm
Playing the role of an elderly person in movies might not appear alluring to many Bollywood actors. However, several Bollywood A-listers have embraced old age on
the big screen and won plaudits too.
Actor Irrfan Khan may not have been convinced about playing old age characters as he never wanted to be part of that space, but in 'The Lunchbox', he plays an aged person.
The dimpled beauty charmed everyone even when she played an elderly woman in Yash Raj Film's 'Veer Zara'.
Priyanka Chopra essayed the role of a sixty-five year old Suzanna in Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Saat Khoon Maaf'. Her look was modelled on her mother and grandmother's pictures. Despite sporting a non-glamorous look, she wowed fan with ultra-sexy avatar in the films that followed.
Ranbir Kapoor showed no inhibitions in shedding his superstar image for Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' to don the role of an aged person. The actor shocked and impressed his supporters and expanded his fan base.
Shah Rukh Khan was as striking as an aged prisoner Veer Pratap Singh as he was as an Air Force pilot during his youth in Yash Raj's 'Veer Zara'.
If Subhash Ghai gave Jackie Shroff his first hit film, he also gave him the role which many of his contemporaries would have turned down. He played a father who tries to befriend his daughters in 'Yaadein'.
Besides playing an old man in a commercial TV commercial for a loan finance company, Akshay Kumar sported the same look in 'Action Replayy'.
In Shankar's 'Indian', Kamal Haasan played a 70-year-old man who kills top government officials in an attempt to eradicate corruption.
Contrary to her real life avatar, that of a youthful person, the actress played a mother to two youngsters. It was her maturity and seriousness that made her role in 'Namesake' so memorable.
In its flashback mode, 'Barfi!' features Ileana D'cruz as a pretty, young girl. But in reality, she played an old woman reliving her past.