There are several regional film industries in India with films made in their local languages. Bollywood, on the other hand, represents the entire country, all the regions and languages. Bollywood movies often showcase the cultural and linguistic diversity of India. There are times when Bollywood stars have to adopt a different accent or a language to portray a role. And being the talented bunch they are, sometimes they do it better than the regional stars themselves.
It has been two years since PK now, and we saw a very different avatar of Aamir Khan in that movie. But he is not the only one who became a Bihari to the T for a role; there are many actors who have pulled off Bihari dialects and body language better than the Bhojpuri movie icons. Let's have a look at few of them.
Aamir Khan, PK
Being the perfectionist in the industry, he had to be at the top of this list. He portrayed an out of the world combination of Bhojpuri and alien. His eyes, the way he spoke and the language, everything was on point.
Ishteyak Khan, Tamasha
Who doesn't remember "Wat Wat Wat" from Tamasha. The magic of the song was how Ishteyak Khan made it highly quirky and colorful in the video. Most people might miss the meaning of the song, but nobody could say they didn't enjoy it.
R. Madhavan, Ramji Londonwaley
This movie can be considered Madhavan's funniest in Bollywood. He played a Bihari cook who could make heavenly food. His adventurous trip to London was hilarious and his accent and gestures made it more comical.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manjhi
Manjhi itself is a story so strong that you feel for it. Taking Nawazuddin to play the character made it all the more impactful. Nawazuddin adopted the Bihari body language in his first hit GOW, and since then there was no looking back. This character was like a mountain that he broke in to pieces with his immense talent and love for acting.
Gangs of Wasseypur Crew
GOW, both editions are cult in their own way. Set in Bihar, the movie had to have every character adopt Bihari mannerisms. Kudos to Anurag Kashyap for the movie because each member of the cast played it like a pro and hence, deserve a special mention here.
Alia Bhatt, Udta Punjab
Alia Bhatt's character in Udta Punjab was as shocking as Befikre getting a U/A certificate. She played a Bihari migrant and she played it so smooth. Nobody could think of a style icon like her pulling off a role like that. This can easily be considered the best Bihari performance in Bollywood till date.
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