Big Bollywood heroes go bad on screen

Be it Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Kajol or Priyanka Chopra, the audience have loved their heroes turned bad in films. On their part, Bollywood biggies have loved exploring the dark side on screen, too.

Here is a list of heroes who are set to present their villainous side on screen, as well as ones who excelled in such roles in recent years.


He scored as the menacing Kancha in “Agneepath” (2012) and is back to evil ways this year with “KGF Chapter 2”. After the trailer release, Dutt’s fans are excited to see him as the antagonist Adheera in the film. The actor has scored with negative roles in “Panipat” and “Khalnayak”, too, in the past. He has said Adheera is “one of the craziest characters I have played so far”, describing the character as “fearless, powerful and ruthless”.


Back in 2006, he won the audience and critics’ love with his portrayal of the vile Langda Tyagi in “Omkara”. Last year, he impressed in “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior” portraying Aurangzeb’s royal guard Udaybhan Singh Rathore who was pitted against Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji Malusare. He will return as villain in Om Raut’s directorial “Adipurush”, starring Telugu star Prabhas. Saif has described the project as “phenomenal” adding that he looks forward “to clashing swords with the mighty Prabhas and to play a role that is electrifying and demonic”.


After impressing the audience with performances in “Masaan”, “Sanju” and “Uri: The Surgical Strike”, Vicky will be seen as Aurangzeb in Karan Johar’s upcoming “Takht”. The historical drama revolves around Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his brother Dara Shikoh, and their fight for the throne.


Back in 2001, his character Vikram in “Ajnabee” created obstacles in the lives of Raj (Bobby Deol) and Priya (Kareena Kapoor). Then in 2018, he got back to being a villain on screen in the Rajinikanth-starrer “2.0”. Akshay, has mostly featured in films with patriotic themes or stories with a social cause in recent times, and as the birdlover Pakshi Rajan in “2.0” he was a villain with a cause.


He has acted as a romantic hero, a courageous cop and a historical warrior on his way to superstardom. The audience also equally loved him as the menacing Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial “Padmaavat”, which released in 2018. Although heavily fictionalised in interpretation, Ranveer made Bhansali’s Khilji an extremely laudable act with his menacing screen presence.

Sanjay Dutt in ‘KGF Chapter 2’.

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