What a Coincidence – A & S Define Bollywood Superstars -(Part-I)

The name says a lot about an individual. Each letter of the name, for that matter, bears a special meaning and so its importance can’t be ignored. When it comes to Bollywood and our superstars, the letter A and S deserve a special mention. Be it the A of Amitabh Bachchan or S of Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstars have either  A or S as the first letter on their name.

Superstars with A

Amitabh Bachchan

The Shehenshah of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan is arguably the favorite of all age groups be it the kids, college goers or those living a retired life. The voice, the tone and the acting prowess of Big B just differentiate him from the rest. In the 70 and 80s, he was the first choice for filmmakers to make a huge buck at the box office. He delivered blockbusters such as Zanjeer, Suhaag, Sholay, Lawaaris, to name a few, in those times. Even today,  cinema lovers are in awe of his works in films such as Piku and Pink.

Anil Kapoor

The word ‘Jhakaas’ still comes on the lip of many when they talk about Anil Kapoor, the man who made people dance endlessly on chartbusters such as My name is Lakhan. Right from the start of his career, he looked focused and experimented with different genres. If there were masala hits like’ Ram Lakhan’ and ‘Mr.India’, the classics of ‘Lamhe’ and ‘Gandhi My Father’, just added to his growing versatility. Even at 60, he’s an inspiration for many budding actors.

Aamir Khan

Called as the Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir Khan is an absolute pleasure to the eyes with films that speak volumes of the quality they have. Made his debut with the classic love story, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Aamir has captured the imagination with his unique choice of films. Be it Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Rangeela and  Ghulam of the old or PK and Dangal of this decade, Aamir’s unique work in each of his movies have gone into the history books as masterpieces. Expect accolades galore for his upcoming Thugs of Hindustan, scheduled to release this Diwali.

Ajay Devgn

The intense actor Ajay Devgn, who emotes a lot through his eyes, entered into Bollywood by standing on two running bikes in his debut movie Phool Aur Kaante in 1991. The film was a smash hit and so was his bike stunt that made many youngsters of those times replicate the same. Even today, his fans look to mimic the stunt he showed us 27 years back. Just as he started off his career, many in the industry thought he would vanish soon bcoz he didn’t have the look of a hero that was needed. But he defied all those and gained stardom with a wide range of action, comedy, drama and patriotic films. The Singham of Bollywood seems to have portrayed everything on the silver screen from an honest police officer to a dreaded gangster and from an introvert lover to a family man. At 49, the two-time National Award winner is still going strong with the success of non-masala flicks such as Drishyam and Raid, both critically and commercially, besides delivering masala hits with Golmaal and Singham series. Watch out as Ajay Dabbles into a romcom with De De Pyaar De, a unique take on urban love relationships, to be released under Luv Ranjan and T-series production banners this Dussehra.

Akshay Kumar

One of the most hardworking actors around, the Khiladi Akshay Kumar has made it big in Bollywood. After a string of flops at the start of his career, he delivered his first hit with the Abbas-Mustan directed Khiladi in 1992. From there on, there was no stopping for Akshay as he kept ringing the cash registers at the box office with hits such as Mohra, Main Khiladi Tu Atari and much more. He was all but an action star until he did Hera Pheri in 2000. It was a cult comedy that enthralls even now. His latest releases Baby, Rustom, Airlift have brought both adulation and money to him. At 50, he’s still running around making 3-4 films a year and delivering blockbusters. The upcoming Independence Day release of Gold is keenly awaited.



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(Guest writer: Vicky)

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