The tectonic plates of Bollywood saw a drastic shift in 2018 when the Khans and Kapoors had to take a back seat while the new stars shined on. What a time to be alive! We’re talking about groundbreaking performers like Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Varun Dhawan and Ishaan Khattar. Of course, Ranbir and Ranveer make it to our list too, but even they couldn’t overshadow what the new talent brought to our big screens!
Here’s listing in order of preference our super six super actors of 2018.
Ayushmann Khurrana in Andhadhun & Badhaai Ho
Ayushmann has been around for quite some time now and has tried every trick in the book to get where he is today. And finally with Andhadhun, he gave the biggies of Bollywood a run for their money. Andhadhun was a breakthrough for Ayushmann where he showed the audience his notorious side, his character had certain negativities that he aced with ease. Badhaai Ho was another release this year that humoured us all, making 2018 a year Ayushmann will never forget.
Vicky Kaushal in Manmarziyan and Sanju
This charming loverboy has us spellbound with the variety of roles he’s done in such a short period of time. While Sanju saw him play the best sidekick and bestie ever, Manmarziyan showed us his reckless casanova side that we couldn’t help but fall for. What a guy! He now stands amongst the famous and favourites of top directors and has been signed for KJo’s next multi-starrer.
Varun Dhawan in October & Sui Dhaga
Varun Dhawan proved his own with October and stepped out of the shadow of typical heroic characters. 2018 displayed the method actor side that Varun has and we certainly developed a crush for his innocent characters in October as well as Sui Dhaga. He brought us joy and tears, an aspect that only great actors pride themselves with. He too stars in KJo’s next!
Ranveer Singh in Padmaavat
Ranveer needs no introduction but deserves plenty of accolades. His first ever negative role in Padmaavat had the audience scared to bits. We heard kids crying in the theatre and adults talking about nightmares, no kidding. That was his impact. Period. We now know that there is no role that Ranveer can’t master.
Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju
We missed Ranbir’s genius for far too long until this biopic turned out to be all that we needed. He not only looked like the spitting image of Sanjay Dutt but also morphed himself into more than five insanely different characteristics throughout the film. What a rollercoaster! What have we done to deserve Ranbir Kapoor?
Ishaan Khattar in Beyond the Clouds & Dhadak
Ishaan debuted for one of the best filmmakers in the world – Majid Majidi and won the Best Actor award at the International Bosphorus Film Festival even before he started off in Bollywood with Dhadak. He is one hell of a performer with great energy and talent and we’re hoping to see so much from him in 2019!
We sure can’t wait for what these super six have in store for us next year!