Apart from Jagapathi Babu, here is another romantic hero, who came back as a badass antagonist in his second innings. His name echoes in every household for his roles in the movies Roja and Bombay but now it reverberates among the millennials who view him as the most handsome and stylish bad boy on screen. He ventured into the world of villains with Thani Oruvan, which was also remade in Telugu a Dhruva starring Mega Power Star Ram Charan Tej. He played antagonist in both the languages. In an interview, h spoke at him length about hi fat loss and struggle at the gym to get ripped and also how his life was not in great shape after taking break from movies. Now, we all wonder, where this charmer was hiding all these years. May be, he was working on his current magic.
5. Vivek Oberoi
Vivek too understood that antagonists are not anymore the nightmare roles, people feared to watch but a challenging role, people are craving to watch on screen for their fashionable yet impactful effect on screen. Vivek, the Saathiya actor is going play to play the role of a villain in Ram Charan’s next, directed by Boyapati. We wish you good luck Vivek!
6. Arun Vijay
He grew watching films, both in theatre and in live. Having born in a filmy family, offers followed him home while he was just in school. His father, actor Vijay Kuma insisted that he should finish his basic education before he takes up any film. In 1995, at the age of18, he started acting in films. He saw his own share of ups and downs. He had to wait for many years to prove his mettle as a good hero. He even had to change his name from Arun Vijaykumar to Arun Vijay, hoping for luck. It was in 2015 that things changed for him. Gautham Menon casted him an antagonist in the movie Yenai Arindhal, which went on to become a huge hit also earned Arun, a name he always craved for. He has looking back ever since. In Telugu, he was last seen as an antagonist for the movie Bruce Lee. He will next be seen in Saaho.
His first movie was produced by movie magician Mani Ratnam under the banner of Madras Talkies. He was termed as a charmer by the girls all over the state of Temples. This cute chocolate boy was a household name with his good boy roles but he turned into a critics’ favourite when he wore the hats of a villain. He was delineated as cruel and ruthless rapist too and Prassana nailed the role with great skill. In the movie, Thiruttu Payale 2, he played a molester, seducing young girls, irrespective of their marital status. While the watching the movie, people had their blood boiling looking at his actions as a womanizer. This just proved that he is a talented actor because he could make people believe he was real.
8. Tarun Arora
The antagonist in our Mega star’s 150the film, Khaidi no. 150 is an entrepreneur slash actor. His face became popular with the movie Jab We Met. He played the role of Anshuman, who denies loving Geet played by Kareena Kapoor and gets her thrown out of his town. After a few supporting roles in Bollywood, his luck took a wide turn when he stepped into Tollywood as a baddie against Chiru. His role as Aggarwal won him fame and offers. He was next seen in Katamarayudu as Errasani Bharani, who too made Telugu people get acquainted to his face. Post acting with the two Mega brothers, he acted in Jaya Janaki Nayaka against Bellamkonda Sreenivas. Well, who doesn’t like hot baddie?
9. Vidyut Jammwal
Google hot men in India, his name will pop up! Is it a little exaggerated? But comments on his social media depicts the above. He can eat away the screen space effortlessly and that’s his forte. If being blessed with look than can kill is a story, having the ability to play a positive and negative role with the same panache is another. This martial arts trained stud rose to fame with the movie Force, which also starred John Abraham and Tamil movie Thuppakki opposite Vijay. He started off his career as a modern age action hero but later emerged as a baddie in best clothes ever.
10. Kabir Duhan Singh
Say hello this hottest grey shaded guy who stroke a chord with audience at different levels with the movies Jil, Vedalam and Kick 2. His debonair is quite appreciated in all the southern film fraternities. This bearded baddie’s fame escalated a few notches up with his portrayal and acting potential in the movie Vedalam, which starred Thala Ajith. Albeit his accent, his impressive baritone makes up for his negligible flaw. This towering hunk later appeared in Nandamuri Balakrishna’s Dictator, Sai Dharam Tej’s Supreme and another hot badass Jagapathi Babu’s movie, Patel SIR. He is going to appear in Saakshyam casting Bellamkonda Sreenivas and Pooja Hegde.
11. Neil Nitin Mukesh
He has looks that can kill and talent too, that can kill, quite literally. He played significant roles in critically acclaimed films, Lafangey Parindey, 7 koon Maaf, Johnny Gaddaar, New York among many other films. Neil forayed into Tamil cinema with the Vijay’s Katthi. The Tamil audience couldn’t get enough of his urbane look and diabolical actions, a combo, they are now a great fan of. This good-looking bad boy got lot of love from the Telugu speaking too. This hunk, named after Neil Arm Strong acted as an antagonist in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo too opposite Salman Khan. In a critically acclaimed movie like Wazir, his grey role was quite magnetic, especially among the critics. He is next going to be seen in Saaho against Prabhas.
12. Sudheer Babu
A name that reverberates among the meaningful Telugu cinema section took the opportunity of playing a bad boy in Baaghi. This Tollywood hero but Bollywood baddie created a reputation for his appealing demur and let everyone enamoured. People raved about him on social media than Tiger Shroff, who played the protagonist in the film.
13. Sonu Sood
For years now, he has been an actor quite recognised by the roles he played. Perhaps, he was one of those first villains, who ensured they were as well dressed and toned as the protagonists of the film. Not just in Telugu and Hindi, Sonu Sood is a popular name in many languages. Sometimes, he becomes a topic because of his role and sometimes because of his enchanting personality with drool worthy abs. Even today, people remember him for the way he used to say, Vadala Bommali to Anushka Shetty in Arundhati. He incited anger among people effortlessly and that’s the job of an on screen villain. With hi film, Kung Fu Yoga tanking at the cash register, it was evident that Sonu is more accepted as a villain than as a comedian or hero. He is next going to be seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, opposite Kangana Ranaut.
14. Rana Daggubati
Thanks to his genes or may be thanks to his talent, this in-house hero, who may an entry into the industry like no other with the movie Leader, played myriad of roles. The life changing role was Bhallal Dev. His character was as popular as Kattapa and Bahubali. The whole theatre went O!M!G!, when he fought with a bull on screen, flexing pumped arms and ripped abs. This towering personality was surprisingly a success as a villain too. His daunting enactment in both Baahubali and Baahubali 2 under SS Rajamouli’s brain wont him many hearts and roles. In the other movie, Nenu Raja Nenu Mantri, he played a protagonist with slight grey shade in bits and pieces of the film too proved that he is man of all acting seasons.
15. Kunal Kapoor
He is the newest to join the bandwagon with the latest film, DevaDas. He played a crooked businessman trying to hunt down Deva played by Nagarjuna. Although his actions not so remarkable, his style quotient was quite a delight to eyes.
Apart from the aforementioned badass boys, eminent actors like Aadi Pinishetty, who played a villain in Sarrainodu and Naveen Chandra, who played anti-hero in Nani’s Nenu Local added a few new feathers in their cap.