Bollywood actors Sardaar look :Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar and now Irrfan Khan’s

Mumbai 19 Feb 2015:The sardaar look has been in use since time immemorial. In today’s release Qissa,Irrfan Khan is seen playing a sardaar with aplomb. The film has won numerous awards across the globe at various film festivals and Irrfan too has won the best actor award many a time. We decided to have a look at some of the other B-Townies who have carried off the look with panache in the past.

In recent years, ‘Punjabization’ has taken over Bollywood and it seems that playing a “Singh” has become trendy with quite a few actors donning the turban. Here are the five top actors, who wore the turban with aplomb on big screen:


Akshay Kumar: He first played a Sikh in Singh Is Kinng (2008) and the audience loved his character so much so that the film turned into a blockbuster. It still rules the heart of the Singhs in the country. It even touched Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Coming out of parliament after winning a crucial trust vote in 2008, he flashed the V for victory sign and many a TV channel had Singh is Kinng playing in the background. The film was appreciated so much that the 46-year-old Akshay was nominated for the best actor award at the 3rd Asian Film Awards for his performance. He will now be seen playing a Sikh again in the film’s second instalment, Singh Is Bling, which is slated to release in July 2015.

Sunny Deol: In recent times, Sunny Deol is the one who has perhaps turned Sikh on the celluloid the maximum number of times – Border (1997) Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), Jo Bole So Nihaal (2005), Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) and its sequel, Singh Saab The Great (2013), etc. The 57-year-old was appreciated for his work in all of his endeavours.

Saif Ali Khan: Known for his metrosexual image, Tiger Pataudi’s son Saif Ali Khan too wrapped the turban to essay Veer Singh in Love Aaj Kal (2009), directed by Imtiaz Ali. The 43-year-old, who played a double role in the romantic comedy, impressed girls across the country with his style statement in the film.

Ranbir Kapoor: Current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor was seen with turban in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009). Rachel Saltz of New York Times called it “a smart, focussed Bollywood movie” and commended the 31-year-old for “turning in a skillfully understated performance”.

Ajay Devgn: Ajay Devgn furnished an exquisite performance of his career as freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in The Legend of Bhagat Singh. For the 2002 release, directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi, he received the National Film Award for best actor. Later, the 45-year-old did a humorous role in Son of Sardaar (2012) as Jaswinder Singh.

There are many other actors as well, who were there in blink and miss performances in various films. Salman Khan has played sardaar in Heroes and Jaaneman. Sanjay Dutt has been sardaar in Son Of Sardaar and Sarhad Paar. Farhan Akhtar has played sardaar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.Rishi Kapoor was seen in the sardaar look in Patiala House. Boman Irani has played a sardaar inLage Raho Munnabhai. Anupam Kher has played the funny sardaar in many a films. Bobby Deol, Sonu Sood and many other actors who played the character of Bhagat Singh also have looked awesome in the sardaar look.

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