Some of the big names in the realm of arthouse acting


Since the bygone glories of Smita Patil & Sabana Azmi, arthouse cinema has been gradually making its inroads into the Bollywood horizon. Since those precious years of seventies until today, a unique crop of actor performers have come to establish their invincible sway over  the manifold competitions of the Bollywood tinsel. Marked by spontaneity and strength of delineation, it is worth analysing some of their multifaceted exuberance of talent.

 Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan




















The graceful actress since her days of ‘Parineeta’ was critically as well as commercially acclaimed for her powerful role play. With successes following her footsteps in recent times with ‘Dirty Picture’ and ‘Kahani’; there remains little or no doubt as to her credibility in this tinsel world of stiff competition. Blessed with gift of expression and that of élan, Vidya remains one of the rare actresses to dictate the rhythm of a screen play all by herself.

Kalki Koechlin
Kalki Koechlin
















The actress and spouse of the ace director Anurag Kashyap, Kalki is one of the recent entrants to the genre of thought provoking acting. Having punched her creed of acting by means of flicks such as ‘Shaitan’ & ‘The girl in her yellow boots’; Kalki’s is a fascinating blend of spontaneity, grace and sensuousness. With her subtle resourcefulness of power and passion, the twenty nine year old actress of French origin is one of the unique finds of this decade.

Mahie Gill
Mahie Gill


























The seductress from the land of five rivers had her deals cut out for quite a few Punjabi films. But after plunging into the gorgeous horizon of Bollywood, the scintillating siren proved her mettle and adaptability to role reversals. Mahie’s flair and versatility are upheld by flicks such as ‘Dev D’, ‘Saheb Biwi aur Gangster’ besides ‘Gulaal’.

Abhay Deol
Abhay Deol


























In the current league of male actors, Abhay happens to be the lone one to belong to the distinguished category of alternate cinema. The thirty six year old actor had a long way to travel through the eventful alleys of Bollywood. With his judicious mishmash of   commercial & alternate mode, Abhay could claim success in the twin genre of art as well as commercial packages of film acting.

Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan


























Having survived through the decades of eighties as well as nineties, Irfaan happens to be one of the seasoned professionals in the realm of arthouse cinema. Having stellar deals to offer in a wide array of alternate cinemas including ‘Salaam Bombay’, ‘Maqbool’ and ‘Ek Doctor ki Maut’; it is hard to typecast the multidimensional performer into a archetypal mode.


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