7 Iconic Anti-Heroes in Bollywood

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Haider Meer - Haider (2014)

Shahid Kapoor plays one of Shakespeare's ultimate anti-heroes in the last of Vishal Bhardwaj's three Shakespeare adaptations, Haider. Kapoor delivers his best performance as a young man who slowly descends into madness after his father's disappearance.

Mark Donald aka Don - Don (2006)

In 2006, Amitabh Bachchan's Don was remade with Shah Rukh Khan as the replacement. Khan's interpretation of Don was said to be much more brutal and chaotic. He not only transforms the character into an anti-hero but also proudly embraces the ruthless and cunning underworld.

Jai and Veeru - Sholay (1975)

Undoubtedly, Jai and Veeru became the greatest anti-hero duo in the history of Bollywood. To bring down the bandit Gabbar Singh, a retired police chief recruits two lesser criminals, Jai and Veeru to bring down the most fearsome villain.

Susanna Anna-marie Johannes - 7 Khoon Maaf (2011)

Priyanka Chopra plays the role of a beautiful Anglo-Indian Susanna, a woman hungry for love who goes above and beyond to find true love. As her story unfolds, she starts killing each man she decides to marry.

Vijay Verma - Deewaar (1975)

This Yash Chopra film introduced the iconic cultural reference "Mere paas maa hai" and made Amitabh Bachchan the ultimate "Angry Young Man".

Vidya Bagchi - Kahaani (2012)

Vidya Balan plays a pregnant woman investigating her husband's disappearance in this Sujoy Ghosh's thriller. It isn't until the very end that we find out that Balan was actually on a mission with an alternate motive.

Aryan Singh - Dhoom 2 (2006)

Hrithik Roshan's portrayal as the master thief going up against Abhishek Bachchan, an Indian police officer delivered the performance of one of the most memorable anti-heroes.

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