Bollywood Stars Who Dared To Change The Rules



An industry where stereotypes and clichés are common place, there are a few names who dared to challenge the stereotypes, break rules and still carved a niche of their own. Here’s a look at some of the game changers in Bollywood.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui
When other debutants were busy brushing up their dancing skills and pumping iron, there came a humble Siddiqui, who proved his mettle despite his unconventional looks. He made his presence felt in Peepli Live and rest as they say is history. Most of his films have been screened at international film festivals and his performance has been applauded worldwide.

Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan

At a time when size zero and waif-like figured heroines were turning heads, she dared to flaunt her curves! Vidya Balan made full figured women desirable and ditched the idea that only ten on ten figures can translate into success in Bollywood.

 

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Yo Yo Honey Singh

Yo Yo Honey Singh

Gone are the days, when only a ‘firang’ rapper could rap for a Bollywood number. Today, we have our very own ‘desi’ rapper – Yo Yo Honey Singh. Love him or hate him but you just can’t ignore this singer who has become a phenomenon in himself.

Priyanaka Chopra

Priyanaka Chopra

From playing twelve different characters in What’s Your Rashee? to going bald to play India’s Olympic Champ Mary Kom, Priyanka has done enough work to prove her versatility as an actress. She not only dares to experiment but also manages to play every different character with equal finesse.

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Irrfan

Irrfan

He’s not a just a performer but an actor in the true sense. A complete professional, Irrfan has earned himself a great reputation in Bollywood as well as Hollywood. On one hand, he makes you wonder at his art in movies like The Lunchbox, on the other, he shines in a multi-starrer like Gunday. He’s a valuable asset to Indian film industry.

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar
Man with many facets, Farhan Akhtar is a force to reckon with in Bollywood. He started off as a director and soon we saw him singing and acting. The multi-talented star and a successful producer, Farhan is highly dedicated to his art and we all saw that in his transformation in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. 
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Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor
Though the only news that Kareena has recently made is her marriage with Saif Ali Khan, but one can’t deny the fact that she is the actress who gave a makeover to actresses’ pay cheques. Kareena was the first actress to demand as much as Rs 8 crore for Heroine. She opened the avenues for other actresses to demand big cheques.