Experimentation seems to be the latest fad in Bollywood. Our actors are moving away from conventional lover boy, running around the trees roles and trying on something different.
Without any inhibitions, they are challenging themselves and showing off their grey side on the big screen, be it Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar or king of romance Shah Rukh Khan.
Akshay is set to show his darker side in upcoming film 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara', where he plays the role of a don. Actor Imran Khan too is playing a baddie in the same film. It is being said that both the actors have researched a lot to get into the skin of the character.
In one of his interviews, Imran had said he likes to do love stories, but is eager to experiment with new roles, and this film seems to be a new step in that direction.
Ranveer Singh started off as a lover boy in 'Band Baaja Baaraat', but his last film 'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl' and latest release 'Lootera' brought out the anti-hero in him, albeit with a good heart.
Newbie Arjun Kapoor is following a similar track too. Be it 'Ishaqzaade' or 'Aurangzeb', both his roles had a villainous streak in it.
Heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor has experimented with his intense side in films like 'Raajneeti' and 'Rockstar'. Bollywood hunk John Abraham is known for his glam appeal, but if we go by the choice of his roles, you wouldn't have ever found him running around the trees.
Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan, for the first time in his career, is set to show his bad side in 'Dhoom 3'. Vivek Oberoi too turns a villain for 'Krrish 3'.
Actor Emraan Hashmi has been playing grey roles in films like 'Crook' 'Murder', 'Gangster - A Love Story' and 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai'. Shah Rukh Khan has showed off his negative streak in 'Don'.
Even the actresses are not far behind. Priyanka Chopra showed off her dark side in films like '7 Khoon Maaf', Mahie Gill has been doing such roles ever since the start of her career, Chitrangda Singh too loves to play a bad girl, her latest being 'Inkaar'.