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5 Actors Playing Awards Worthy Real-life Characters In 2022

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Alia bhatt in Gangubai Kathiawadi

The  Bio-pic boom  claims 2022 like no  other year in  recent times. Here are my  5 favourite real-life  characters coming to life this year.

  1. Alia Bhatt  in Gangubai Kathiawadi:  Career-changing .From now on everything  for  Alia Bhatt is going to be before and after  Gangubai Kathiawadi.  From her  body language to her spoken language, she is transformed into this ballsy Madame  of a brothel who makes men pee  in  their pants with one twitch  of her eyebrow. How does this  pintsized  actress manage to be so  spectacularly larger-than-life? Alia  reminds  us of Shabana  Azmi in Godmother.Alia now wants to   play another  real-life character  and I have good reason to  believe that her  godfather Karan Johar is  all set to cast  Alia  as Ma Sheela. That would be  the  mother of  all  bio-pics.
  2. Kartik Aaryan  In  Captain India:  In Hansal’s Mehta’s  bio-pic  set in  in the Indian army Kartik Aaryan who has been climbing from strength  to strength  is  all  set to play his first   non-fictional  character  .He plays an IAF  officer who  masterminded a  daring real-life rescue  mission.This is  for  a  film to be  directed  by Hansal Mehta.The  master of biopics,  Hansal has  earlier made films  based  on real-life character such as Shahid, Aligarh,  Omerta and  Scam 1992. After  the  stupendous success  of his Harshad Mehta  bio-series, Hansal who  has been  continuously working with  brilliant actors  like Manoj Bajpai and  Rajkumar Rao,is keen to do a big-screen bio-pic with a saleable star.For Kartik whose  career   has been rapidly rising on  the  boxffice scale, a Hansal Mehta film is  another chance  to prove himself as  an actor  after Ram  Madhvani’s  Dhamaka .
  3. Akshay Kumar in Prithviraj Chauhan: It is a first  for  Akshay Kumar. The actor   plays  a  real-life  historical figure  for the first time  and one of the truest most beloved  heroes  from Indian history who  fought  for   country  and   love  in  equal measures. Interestingly  this  homage to  nobility and nationalism comes  just after Akshay’s  sociopathic  outlaw’s act in  Bachchan Pandey where the actor  plays  a complete  scumbag. In fact  the actor had been  advised to postpone the  perversities  of Pandey until Prithviraj  hit theatres. But  better sense  doesn’t always prevail.
  4. Taapsee Pannu in  Shabaash Mithu:  The story  of   the Indian women’s cricket  team captain Mithali Raj will see Taapsee swinging the bat to hit the ball out of  the park. She has learnt  the game of cricket  from scratch , like she learnt  hockey for Soorma. The level of dedication is so fierce  that one fears  Taapsee may give up acting and take up cricket as her  primary profession. Director Srijit Mukherjee tells me of Taapsee’s ferocious  determination and dedication  for getting  it right.She reminds us of Sushant Singh Rajput’s  fierce commitment to playing Dhoni.
  5. Madhavan In  RocketryThe Nambi Effect:  the  Tamil-Hindi superstar who has completed 28 years as a leading man,now plays  the veteran space scientist  Nambi Naraynan in the bio-pic that Maddy directs. Like  Nambi Narayanan Madhavan has  learnt  to  construct  a rocket  from scratch..In  1994  Narayanan a space-research scientist at  the Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) had been  falsely accused of espionage. Madhavan  delves  deep into   every aspect  of  Narayanan’s life without apology. There’s really  no  point  in  doing a  bio-pic unless the complete  truth is told.The Nambi Narayanan bio-pic is being readied  for release  simultaneously  in  Hindi, Tamil and  English.