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5 Bollywood stars who shifted from Masala to Meaningful movies

From Akshay Kumar to Parineeti Chopra, these 5 Bollywood stars shifted from Masala to Meaningful movies and left a mark with their performances


It’s not stereotypical of Bollywood stars to break their own stereotypes and carve out a career that they are passionate about and the audience also loves it. We have seen actors trying new things and failing at the box office but many stars have dared to change the path. Here is a list of 5 mega stars who have managed to not only hold their audience but also get new ones as they changed paths. Without any further delay, let us take a look at 5 Bollywood Stars who shifted from Masala to Meaningful films and left us stunned. 

1. Akshay Kumar

The list has to start with the “busiest actor” himself. Looking at his filmography we know that he has taken many twists and turns, some were highly appreciated while some projects got a lukewarm response from the audience. Akshay started out with action thrillers like the Khiladi series, doing some romantic films in between like Dhadkan, Andaz, Yeh Dillagi, etc. He later moved on to comedy and tickled our funny bones with films like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, and Welcome. But now Akki, as he is called, has dabbled in some social films that are not only popular among the people but also appreciated by critics. He did movies like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Pad Man and the war film Kesari.

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2. Parineeti Chopra

In her decade-old career, Parineeti has gone from doing tacky masala films like Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Ishaqzaade, and Shuddh Desi Romance to films like Kesari, The Girl on the Train and her most recent and inspiring Saina based on the life of badminton player Saina Nehwal. Although the fans loved her from the beginning, the critiques have really appreciated her recent performances. Recently, she was quoted saying that people call her Pari 2.0 because of her refreshed choice of doing meaningful movies.

3. Priyanka Chopra

The Chopra sisters are in a mood to rule. Priyanka’s latest release The White Tiger is a film about the struggles of a lower-class man and how he gets out of poverty. Priyanka also took up the role of the boxer Mary Kom in the movie of the same name which inspired numerous women to take what they deserve and want. Going from movies like Andaaz, Aitraaz, and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi to Jai Gangaajal and The Sky is Pink, Priyanka has really evolved as an actor and has come a long way.

4. Aamir Khan

There are only a few actors in Bollywood who are celebrated more than Aamir Khan. The perfectionist has worked in masala and romantic films in his time like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, and Raja Hindustani. Over the years,  Aamir has dedicated his time doing films with a social message, movies like Rang de Basanti, 3 Idiots, Dangal and Secret Superstar. His upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha is based on Hollywood’s Forest Gump is going to be another inspirational and meaningful blockbuster. The upcoming movie is about the story of an autistic man who has a great understanding of emotions.

5. Amitabh Bachchan

One of the biggest stars in the history of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan has done a huge number of movies. He has done comedies, action thrillers, romantic movies, inspirational movies, and a lot more. But during his early days, he used to do classic Bollywood stories with over-the-top action and emotion. But as the cinema in India evolved so did his choice in films. He worked in some of the most popular drama movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Baghban, and Mohabattein. In recent years, BigB has chosen to do more unconventional roles that engage the audience deeply. He has done movies like Pink, Badla, and Teen, which left a mark on cinema lovers.

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