Almost every mainstream Bollywood film more or less revolves around two or three lead characters. As a result, there is very little room for anyone else to make an impression and it is always the lead actors that end up getting all the attention. However, there are a few actors who have been an exception to this notion. They, in fact, are so skilled and hardworking that they do not require a whole film to leave a lasting impression. They do so with very little screen time.
Here are five Bollywood actors who impressed us despite having limited screen time:
Irrfan Khan, Haider (2014)
Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider is probably one of the finest films ever made in Bollywood. For that alone, it merited the presence of an actor like Irrfan Khan. In the film, Irrfan plays Roohdaar, an individual who observes the Army and laughs at it. He may have not had enough screen time, but he still took the film to a newer level.
Saswata Chatterjee, Kahaani (2012)
Saswata Chatterjee's portrayal of Bob Biswas, the quintessential Bengali, bespectacled, middle-aged insurance agent by day and a contract killer by night, definitely made the character intimidating. Despite having shared screen space with various other talented actors like Vidya Balan, Chatterjee managed to be one of the highlights of Kahaani.
Lisa Haydon, Queen (2013)
In the Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen, Lisa Haydon plays Vijayalakshmi, a friend and source of solace for Rani (Kangana Ranaut). What makes the Vijayalakshmi so endearing is the fact that she enables the protagonist to become independent. It is indeed the scenes of the duo together that make for the most memorable parts of the film.
Jimmy Shergill, A Wednesday (2008)
In Neeraj Pandey's A Wednesday, Jimmy Shergill plays the role of an ATS officer. Shergill is known to make the best of the time he has in a film and he does exactly that in A Wednesday as well. He appears for just about 10 minutes and has very few lines. However, he still manages to leave a mark.
Salman Khan, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
KJo's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai might have been all about Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Anjali (Kajol). However, Aman Mehra, essayed by Salman Khan, did manage to win us over in a short span of time. By the end, it is hard not to feel for him.