Good looks, good looks and good looks, that’s all it takes to get noticed in Bollywood. Doesn’t it? I am sure many would deny, some would agree. It is a debatable statement no doubt. But let’s be honest, it is one of the many perks of becoming an actor! And after all, who wouldn’t want an eye candy in their films?
However, there are few stars who made us think otherwise. Yes, the silver screen has seen a brigade of celebrities who made us realize that a good face has nothing to do with becoming an actor. Sometimes, talent, acting or probably just good luck might make things work!
So behold! Here’s a list of well-known stars of today, who despite their unconventional looks made it big in Bollywood.
Believe it or not, this megastar or Shahenshah as he is fondly known at present was initially rejected for his tall stature and unconventional looks.
Surprised? Don’t be! This current heartthrob of Bollywood had openly confessed about being rejected for his looks. He was indeed advised by none other than Aditya Chopra to concentrate on his acting. Look where it has got him today, he is not only one of the leading actors, but also has girls drooling over him for his scintillating charm.
Mr Devgn has definitely come a long way. From his successful debut in Phool aur Kaante to the blockbuster Singham, he did what he had to – entertain the masses! Who cares about the looks when a star can entertain the audience with his paisa vasool performance!
One of the most-sought after personalities, Irrfan’s filmography speaks volumes for himself. If his film credits are ever to define his status in Bollywood, it would make several A-listers in Bollywood fire their PR agents! With an Academy Award winning film Life of Pi listed in his name, need we say more?
And last but not the least, Dhanush, who is a well-known face in the South was written off for his looks in Bollywood as well. But like the wise say, sometimes we should let our work do the talking! He surprised the critics and the masses with his exuberant performance in Ranjhanaa. So much that he went on win all the debutante awards that year. Way to go Dhanush! And with his next Hindi film, Shamitabh all set for release on February 6, 2015, we wish the charming star all the very best!