This has been a great year for actors with a range of star vehicles such as Jodhaa Akbar, Singh is Kinng, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini to work with — but perhaps more interestingly, a slew of movies with fascinating plots that allow real actors to express themselves such as A Wednesday, Maharathi and Dasvadinya. In addition, we’ve seen a number of actors appearing in crossover movies of great interest such as The Last Lear, Heaven Can Wait and the extraordinary Slumdog Millionaire. Here’s the list we’ve come up — you’re sure to disagree — so let us know what you think!
10. Shreyas Talpade (Bombay to Bangkok, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Golmaal Returns)
Shreyas Talpade hasn’t put a foot wrong over the last fifteen months. The former TV actor hit the big time last year backing up SRK and Deepika Padukone in Om Shanti Om and then started this year in the comedy Bombay to Bangkok. However, it’s been towards the end of the year that he’s really accelerated his career with the wonderful Welcome to Sajjanpur, where he bounced off Amrita Rao and as one of the guys who carried Golmaal Returns to its big success. Talking of Sajjanpur, he is full of praise for director Shyam Benegal – “An entire film on a letter writer can only be made by a person of Shyam Benegal’s calibre,” he says. We’re looking forward to seeing him in Click in the new year.