Top 10 Contemporary Method Actors of Bollywood (Male)
With their feverish pursuit of perfection and excellence, these method actors have taken the art of performing to a different level-
He stole the show as 'Kallu Mama' in RGV's 'Satya.' Since then he's become one of our most seminal actors. He efficiently blends his theatre background for on-camera acting and has given stellar performances in both comedy and drama.
Primarily known as a funnyman, Vinay Pathak has shown his dramatic acting chops with movies such as Johny Gaddar, The Tashkent Files and Dasvidaniya.
Kay Kay Menon
What makes Kay kay Menon an incredible method actor is that he is someone who will explore his characters to the very end. Menon, who's also very humble and takes his work seriously, credits Manoj Bajpai as a major inspiration.
For his role in 'Sarbjit' the actor lost an alarming 18 kilos in 28 days to look like a starving prisoner. It took a toll on the actor's health, but the performance was worth it.
This multifaceted actor has been in the game for a long time, but it is only with his recent string of varied performances in Maasan, Bareily Ki Barfi, Gangs of Wasseypur and even Sacred Games he has one of our most prized actors.
Manoj Bajpai is a terrific method actor. You can see his range, be it his role as Sardar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur or as a sensitive professor Siras; he can always be relied on to deliver humane performances.
With Daniel Day-Lewis as his idol, it comes as no surprise when Rao brings such authenticity to his roles. For the movie 'Trapped' he spent 3 weeks on a diet of black coffee and carrots.
From his Bollywood debut 'Vicky Donor' to his upcoming 'Bala,' he's been out an out method actor; his voice modulation for 'Dream Girl' being the most noteworthy.
One of our most iconic actors, Irrfan Khan seamlessly shifts into any role he is given, be it the intensity of Miyan Maqbool in the movie 'Maqbool' or the comic lightness of Viyogi in 'Qarib Qarib Single.'
One wonders how does Nawazuddin play pitch-perfect psychopaths? For his preparation on Anurag Kashyap's 'Raman Raghav 2.0', he went away to a cheap motel in Lonavala, secluded from the everyday life.
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