05 Feb 2021: Happy birthday Abhishek Bachchan: His five best performances
Abhishek Bachchan is one such star of Bollywood who has often experimented with his roles during the past two decades.
Starting off his career with boy-next-door characters, he went on to enthral the audience with his varied choice of roles and scripts.
On his 45th birthday, we take a look at the five best performances by Bachchan Jr.
'Bunty Aur Babli': Bachchan's 'Bunty Aur Babli' was a landmark for his career
Released in 2005, Bunty Aur Babli became one of the most celebrated films of Bachchan's career.
Not only did the actor garner huge appreciation for his quirky character and onscreen chemistry with Rani Mukerji, the film also turned out to be one of the biggest commercial hits of his career.
He was also nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for that role.
'Guru': With 'Guru,' Bachchan charmed the audiences
Bachchan's fabulous display of a character (inspired loosely from Dhirubhai Ambani) that ages through the film was spot on in Mani Ratnam's critically-acclaimed drama Guru.
From his impressive screen presence to strong dialogue delivery, there is no doubt that Bachchan gave his best in the film.
He even bagged the Best Actor award at the International Indian Film Academy Awards for the movie.
'Dostana': And how can we forget the magic of 'Dostana'
At a time when most actors were doing mainstream roles, Bachchan chose to step out of his comfort zone and did Karan Johar's Dostana.
His portrayal of a character pretending to be in a same-sex relationship in order to find a house was thoroughly enjoyed by viewers.
He also earned a Filmfare Best Actor nomination for the same.
'Yuva': 'Yuva' showed Bachchan can do wonders in a negative role
With Mani Ratnam's political thriller Yuva, Bachchan's acting career climbed up a notch as he donned a negative avatar, which had several layers to it.
He portrayed a fierce and dark character with much aplomb, highlighting his versatility in the craft.
He also bagged the 2004 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Yuva.
'Sarkar': Bachchan delivered a solid performance in 'Sarkar'
Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar managed to lend a fresh aspect to Bachchan Jr.'s career, and the audience got to see an intense side of the actor.
As the son of a Godfather figure juggling between family duties and political services, he was simply outstanding.
Though the film also featured his father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, his performance remained pivotal to the movie.
Happy birthday, AB!