Larger than life heroes

Dec 21, 2011, 08:34 IST | Mauli Singh

Some actors have risen above the scripts to give sterling performances, irrespective of the film's box office fate. Janta votes for the best man

Often in this male dominated industry of Bollywood, box office success is spelt by the star power of the hero, rather than solely  depending on his acting skills. However, this seems to be gradually changing. In a year that witnessed a mixed bag of performances, some actors have managed to stand out.

Ranbir Kapoor turned true torchbearer of the Kapoor khandaan with his performance in Rockstar. Though the film failed to impress many, the actor won hearts of the critics and the audience alike with his gutsy performance.

Ajay Devgn with his action-oriented Singham also managed to impress his fans.  Salman Khan's fans turned out in full force to see him flexing his muscles in Bodyguard, making it the biggest hit of the year. Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol made the awesome threesome in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
The way Emran Hashmi held his own in the female-centric The Dirty Picture was quite a thing. Randeep Hooda earned rave reviews for his performance in Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. SRK's much-hyped RA.One received lukewarm response and so did Shahid Kapoor's Mausam.

The nominations for the Best Actor in 2011
Ranbir Kapoor (Rockstar)
Ajay Devgn (Singham)
Salman Khan (Bodyguard)
Shah Rukh Khan (RA.One)
Hrithik Roshan (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Farhan Akhtar (ZNMD)
Abhay Deol (ZNMD)
Emran hashmi (Dirty Picture, Murder 2)
Imran Khan (Delhi Belly)
Randeep Hooda (Sahib Biwi Gangster)
Shahid Kapoor (Mausam)

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