Birthday special: 10 memorable performances of Boman Irani

Updated: 11 December, 2014 08:44 IST
  • Birthday special: 10 memorable performances of Boman Irani
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  • Hotel owner – 'Darna Mana Hai' (2003)
    Boman Irani plays a creepy hotel owner in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Darna Mana Hai'. With a strict 'no smoking'policy within the premises of his hotel, things turn spooky when a chain smoker, played by Saif Ali Khan, enters
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  • Dr. Asthana – 'Munnabhai MBBS' (2003)
    Boman Irani garnered rave reviews for his portrayal as the cold, stern and disciplined Dr. Asthana in Rajkumar Hirani's 'Munnabhai MBBS'. Not only did his performance win him a ticket to fame, but also a nomination for Filmfare's Best Comedian Award
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  • Farokh Sethna – 'Being Cyrus' (2005)
    How do you blend humour and menace seamlessly in one frame? Watch Boman Irani essay one of his most dark performances as a scheming brother in Homi Adajania's 'Being Cyrus' to find out
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  • Principal – 'Main Hoon Na' (2004)
    You will spot him reading 'Harry Potter' books, wearing ties with 'The Superman' designed on them and forget things sooner than you blink. That's Boman Irani playing St Paul School's principal for you in Farah Khan's directorial debut 'Main Hoon Na'. His amusing performance won him his second nomination for Filmfare's Best Comedian Award
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  • Lucky Singh – Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
    Boman Irani plays evil as the selfish and shady businessman Lucky Singh in Rajkumar Hirani's 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' who threatens to reveal Munnabhai's true identity. His performance got him nominated for Filmfare's Best Villain Award
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  • Kishen Khurana – 'Khosla Ka Ghosla' (2006)
    In his role as a corrupt and powerful builder, Boman Irani plays nasty like never before in Dibakar Banerjee's directorial debut 'Khosla Ka Ghosla'. His expressions, dialogue delivery and piercing stares are to watch out for
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  • Viru 'Virus' Sahastrabudhhe – '3 Idiots' (2009)
    Boman Irani essays the character of Professor Viru Sahastrabuddhe, who looks like Einstein, but has been termed by students as 'Virus'. His portrayal of a strict and rigid engineering college principal, with impeccable dialogue delivery and expressions, won him his first Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actor
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  • Arman Ali/Rahman Ali – 'Well Done Abba' (2010)
    Boman Irani plays a double role in this political satire. The scene where he keeps changing his expression as per the demands of the photographer for his passport photo is a gem. The film may not have done well at the box-office, but Boman's performance touched hearts of many.
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  • Vardhaan – 'Don 2' (2011)
    In 'Don 2', Boman Irani plays the antagonist, Vardhaan, an underground criminal who disguises himself as a police officer. Boman lost 12 kilos for the role and grew a beard to make his character look villainous
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  • Tammy Irani – 'Happy New Year' (2014)
    Even in an ensemble cast with the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani stands out with his sincere performance as Tammy Irani in 'Happy New Year'
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About The Gallery

Remember Mr Jack of the Krack and Jack duo in advertisements? You have seen him play the funny guy. You have seen him play the good, bad and ugly. As the versatile actor Boman Irani turns 55 today, we take a look at 10 of his most memorable performances on screen. Pics/YouTube

First Published: 02 December, 2014 10:54 IST