5 times Bollywood actors nailed playing psychopaths

Published: March 11, 2018
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Many Bollywood film-makers shy away from incorporating psychopathic characters in their movies. However, there have been some films in which the actors playing psychopaths have done a tremendous job. Compiled from Filmfare, here is a list of five actors who nailed the role of a psychopath.

1. Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Darr’

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King Khan plays Rahul Mehra, a man whose obsession for Kiran, essayed by Juhi Chawla, makes him fearless. It is in Darr, that SRK trademarked his “K… K… K… Kiran,” dialogue. The film was also a turning point for the 52-year-old actor’s career.

2. Kajol in ‘Gupt’

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Gupt was the first time Kajol played a negative character on screen. The murder mystery boosted her career and earned her a Filmfare award for playing a psychopathic killer.

3. Riteish Deshmukh in ‘Ek Villain’

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Riteish vents out his frustration by killing women who have been mean to him. The 39-year-old actor did a very convincing job with the role he was offered.

4. Nawazuddin Siddiqui in ‘Raman Raghav 2.0’

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Inspired by the real life incidents of a serial killer, Nawazuddin essays the role of a psychopathic murderer. His performance in the film was lauded by the audience and critics, both.

5. Ashutosh Rana in ‘Sangarsh’

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Sangarsh was inspired by the Hollywood cult classic, The Silence of the Lambs. Ashutosh’s character as a religion fanatic who kidnaps young boys for sacrifice earned him a lot of praises.

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  • Jay Jugoo
    Mar 11, 2018 - 6:58PM

    Rajesh Khanna in Red Rose
    Sunil Dutt in Darinda
    Raj Babbar in Insaaf ka Tarazu
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  • Mamu
    Mar 12, 2018 - 10:44AM

    No one ca beat Ashutosh Rana in Sangarsh.Recommend

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