Some of the top actors in South films like Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi,
Jagapathi BabuThe Tollywood hero, Jagapathi, played a negative role in the Vikram-starrer Kollywood movie Thandavam in 2012.
Kunchacko BobanThe actor known for playing the quintessential chocolate boy in Mollywood was for the first time seen playing a grey role in the movie Seniors (2011).
Sundeep KishanThe young actor known to be one of the most popular Tollywood actors played a negative role in the movie Prasthanam (2010).
Nivin PaulyThe Mollywood actor everyone loves played a negative role in the movie Da Thadiya (2012).
While many shied away from playing dark roles, these mainstream heroes showed us that they can entertain and terrify us at the same time even if it means they have to play villainous roles, which is not really what they are known (and loved) for.