As we all know the lead male actor in a Bollywood movie is called the ‘hero’ and over the years there have been many ‘super heroes’.
The 3 Khans; Salman, Shahrukh and Aamir are probably the definition of ‘super heroes’ in the last ten years or so. In their 40s now, they have had longs runs at the top and they still can pack the movie theaters and make women’s hearts thump!
The next generation of ‘super-heroes’ is the men that are in their 30s including Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan among many others.
Hrithik Roshan was Bollywood’s first actual superhero as Krrish and is fast becoming one of the ‘super heroes’ of the Hindi film industry.
Saif Ali Khan who wowed the critics and audiences alike in his performance as Langda Tyagi in Omkara is one of the stars that has an impressive list of credits and is well on his way to ‘super hero’ status.
After slowly rising to A-league status, Abhishek Bachchan consolidated his status as a star and an actor with Mani Ratnam’s Guru. He’s also a strong contender for the top spot.
Viveik Oberoi and Shahid Kapoor are on the path of having long innings at the top as the up and coming ‘super heroes’. While Vivek has proven himself before, Shahid’s Vivah has just completed its silver jubilee at the box office.
But who is the young actor who will join the list of actors that strive for the ‘super hero’ tag?
One name that has to be mentioned is Ranbir Kapoor who is the son of Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. He is a fourth generation actor with an impressive line up of movies to come. None other than Sanjay Leela Bhansali is directing Ranbir’s debut film, and cast opposite him is Sonam, daughter of Anil and Sunita Kapoor. He is also set to romance Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta, Katrina Kaif and Amrita Rao in a Yashraj Films movie, according to the Mumbai Mirror.
There are many others who could fit the bill including perhaps John Abraham or Shiney Ahuja. Or maybe it will be someone who is still waiting to get that first break and have an incredible debut.
Either way, it will be worth waiting and watching these brilliant actors and movies to see who will be the next ‘Super Hero’ of Bollywood. Will the Khan’s continue to reign, or will a new Khan take over? Or will the Bachchans continue their legacy? Or perhaps, someone new?
Only time will tell!