Move on, melodramatic mummies (of Bollywood, of course). It’s that day of the year when we want to cherish, celebrate and thank the first and foremost superhero in our lives – ‘Dad’. I’m sure social networking sites are brimming with listicles and articles about Father’s Day today, so we decided to celebrate the iconic fathers of Bollywood instead.
Several Bollywood actors have gone ahead and etched the ideal father figure in our minds, with their brilliant acting. So, sit back and relax as we bring to you the 7 most iconic baaps of Bollywood, who totally wowed us with their powerful performances:
Prithviraj Kapoor (Mughal-e-Azam):
Salim tumhe marne nahi dega. Aur hum, Anarkali, tumhe jeene nahi denge!
Naseeruddin Shah (Masoom):
Portraying a man whose life is clouded with the guilt of infidelity is quite a task. However, Naseeruddin Shah carried it off with elan.
Aamir Khan (Akele Hum Akele Tum):
Remember the song – Oh, I love you daddy?
Though Aamir has played a reel-life father several times on screen, his role in Akele Hum Akele Tum is definitely the best one according to us!
Shah Rukh Khan (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai):
Probably the cutest Papa of the ’90s! Shah Rukh’s role as Rahul, the widowed father of an 8-year-old girl, was loved by one and all.
Abhishek Bachchan (Paa):
To play a dad to his real life father was definitely challenging. However, Abhishek nailed it and proved us all wrong. It was fascinating to watch the chemistry between the two! #TooCute
Sharman Joshi (Ferrari Ki Sawaari):
How far can a father go to fulfill his son’s dream? Sharman Joshi’s stupendous performance as a single father won hearts all over!
Amitabh Bachchan (Piku):
Amitabh Bachchan’s role a nagging father in Piku was top class! The star totally made us laugh, cry and feel every emotion in the film.
There you have it, some of the most iconic fathers of Bollywood.