Not everyone is blessed with an attribute that makes them unique in whatever they do. The industry is filled with a lot of talent but rarely do you see someone enigmatic and attention-grabbing. One such actor is Boman Irani, who began his career at a time when many others start making plans for retirement. Initially a photographer, Boman Irani is a gifted artist and excels in talents other than just acting.
Boman has acted alongside most of the famous actors but has still managed to leave his mark. He adds his own little charm to every character that he portrays and that’s what makes it unique and memorable. When in a negative role, he will make sure the character gets on your nerves and in an otherwise scenario, he can even make you cry.
On his birthday today, let us reminisce some of the most eccentric but fascinating characters the birthday boy has played on screen.
The creepy hotel owner in Darna Mana Hai
Here, he played the role of an uncanny hotel owner whose fixed restraint on smoking takes extreme levels. Only Boman could have pulled off this complex character whose politeness becomes unbearable as the story progresses and what you see at the end will definitely blow your mind.
Dr. J. C. Asthana in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
Dr. J. C. Asthana was a career defining role for Boman Irani. We all remember him as the disciplinarian and ruthless dean and of course, how can we forget Dr. Asthana’s crazy giggle that left us in splits.
Principal in Main Hoon Na
In Main Hoon Na, Boman Irani played the character of a forgetful, over-energetic college principal who always fails to recognise the new student in college, Major Ram (Shah Rukh Khan). Don’t we all need a principal like this?
Farokh Sethna in Being Cyrus
Boman Irani is almost unrecognisable in this one and plays the role of Farokh Sethna, an uncouth tyrant. You cannot help but get disgusted at the character’s menacing ways and that’s what makes Boman a winner at the end.
Kishan Khurana in Khosla Ka Ghosla
This movie saw two of the senior actors, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher, playing the lead roles and they definitely deserve a loud applause. Boman Irani plays Kishan Khurana, a typical businessman, a real estate giant, whose notorious mentality can be seen in his sugar-coated talks.
King Jaywardhan in Eklavya: The Royal Guard
Eklavya saw Boman Irani for just a brief period but the character was powerful enough to garner a lot of attention. His role as a jealous and hapless king who has a feminine touch to his personality was commendable and worth appreciation.
Viru Sahastrabudhhe in 3 Idiots
Everyone knows this movie; it had all the ingredients that make a masterpiece. Though we could not stop going gaga over the super intelligent Phunsukh Wangdu, Boman Irani as ViruS i.e. Viru Sahastrabudhhe left us overwhelmed. ViruS was able to invoke all our emotions of fear, sadness, disappointment and even happiness. His strange arrangement of things to save on time, his unbelievable talent of writing with both hands, and his slurred speech; all these elements make the character of ViruS unforgettable.
We wish to see him entertain us with many more mesmerising roles in future. Here’s wishing him once again a very Happy Birthday.