Since the beginning of cinema in India, Indian filmmakers and their films revolve around emotion and the theme of love and romance. However, with the addition of action to the idea of ’love’, the definition has changed in Indian cinema. Here are some Bollywood actors who started their career in romantic action movies which brought them recognition and fame.
Tiger Shroff made his acting debut with the 2014 hit ‘Heropanti’. Directed by Sabir Khan, ‘Heropanti’ also marked Kriti Sanon’s acting debut. The film produced by Sajid Nadiadwala has earned the two stars several awards.
The actor had revealed he was cast by producer Sajid Nadiadwala based on his “unconventional” looks. “If there had been one [audition]I wouldn’t have figured it out anyway,” Tiger revealed in an interview with GQ.
Sooraj Pancholi’s directorial debut, “Hero”, is a 2015 romantic action film written and directed by Nikkhil Advani, and produced by Salman Khan and Subhash Ghai and Salman Khan Films. A remake of Ghai’s 1983 hit film of the same name, which starred Jackie Shroff, the film also stars debutante Athiya Shetty.
Ahan Shetty made his debut with the 2021 film “Tadap”. The film was produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by Milan Luthria. The film also starred Tara Sutaria in the lead. The film became the fourth highest grossing Bollywood film of the year and has so far grossed Rs 33.90 crore worldwide.
‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, directed by his father Rakesh Roshan, was Hrithik Roshan’s big debut in Bollywood. With this film, Ameesha Patel also made her acting debut. Roshan made history by becoming the first and only actor to win both the Filmfare Awards for ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Debut’ for the same film.
Arjun Kapoor made his acting debut with ‘Ishaqzaade’ in 2012. The film also marked the debut of Parineeti Chopra. In an interview with Filmcompanion, Kapoor said that “when Ishaqzaade did well, it allowed me to have a life, a career. It allowed me to earn money, to be independent.