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When Bollywood Dad’s played Bad.

Well, known actors like Pran, K.N.Singh, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, Gulshan Grover, Shakti Kapoor were the epitome of negative portrayal in Hindi Cinema. Even off-screen in the outside world they were been looked as a Bad-man. Once came a vacuum moment when all these superstars went on to do different and challenging roles in movies. Some moved on to deliver the comic role, a responsible father role and few of them went on to play an honest cop. So in few movies to fill their shoes, actors who never portrayed negative roles in their career experimented themselves by playing one, but couldn’t create much brutish persona on-screen.

Let’s look at those Bollywood Dad’s who tried to be bad, but couldn’t do justice with the role.

1) SHAMMI KAPOOR

Known for the movies like Junglee, Bramhachari, Teesri Manzil and many more. This charming actor of 60’s  later adapted himself in many roles, mostly of a father. But in 1992 released Anil Sharma movie “Tehelka” he played a role of a corrupt General of an Indian army who is a friend to the terrorist General Dong played by Amrish Puri to destroy India and became a dictator. Though the experiment was done only one thing which audience felt that Late Shammi Kapoor couldn’t create that chills in the audience what usually is rendered from a negative character.

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2) ALOK NATH

Known as a Sanskaari Babuji (Cultured father) of Bollywood for acting in many movies as a good daddy. The actor stormed with trolls on the internet a few years back tagging him as a Sanskaari Babuji of Hindi Cinema and TV Soaps. Surprising this daddy played the Negative role in few movies like Aaj Ki Awaz, Chor Aur Chand and of course the cunning strategy maker to capture the million dollar property in Nitin Manmohan RomCom movie “Bol Radha Bol”. But the Sanskaari daddy only pioneered in giving blessings and conducting happy weddings couldn’t do much justice playing a villainous character and never seen again as a Bad daddy.

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3) ASHOK SARAF

Known Bollywood and Marathi Comedian, made his debut in Hindi Cinema in 1978 Amol Palekar starrer movie “Damaad”. Known for his comic timing on-screen this actor brought smiles and laughter on lot many faces. Playing many different roles in Marathi movies and a veteran in Theatre industry. This Comedian portrayed the negative role in 1992 released Salman Khan movie “Jaagruti” a character named “SevaLal” a traitor and ruthless politician helping the terrorist for power and money.

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4) UTPAL DUTT

A brilliant actor, director and a writer of Indian Cinema applauded for his comic timing, expressions and the delivery of dialogues. This actor showcased his talent by playing a don of a criminal organization in the Shakti Samanta 1978 Amitabh Bachchan starrer movie “ The Great Gambler”. The stylish don who is on a mission to acquire the atomic device invented by Indian Scientist which can destruct the submarine and the fighter planes. The role though well staged on-screen but instead of shaping up negativity it was more timed as humorous.

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  1. The actor stormed with trolls on the internet a few years back tagging him as a Sanskaari Babuji of Hindi Cinema and TV Soaps. Surprising this daddy played the Negative role in few movies like Aaj Ki Awaz, Chor Aur Chand and of course the cunning strategy maker to capture the million dollar property in Nitin Manmohan RomCom movie “Bol Radha Bol”.

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