In the world of cinema, actors continually push the boundaries of their craft, stepping into the shoes of diverse characters to entertain and captivate audiences. While it’s not uncommon for actors to transform themselves physically and emotionally for a role, one particular transformation that has often intrigued and fascinated viewers is when male actors take on the challenge of portraying female characters on screen. From Rishi Kapoor’s remarkable performance in Rafoo Chakar to Kamal Haasan in “Chachi 420” to Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming role in “Dream Girl 2,” these male actors have showcased their versatility and left an indelible mark on the industry.
Rishi Kapoor in “Rafoo Chakkar”:
Rishi Kapoor, known for his charismatic presence and diverse roles, wowed audiences in the classic comedy “Rafoo Chakkar.” Playing a man who disguises himself as a woman to escape from a dangerous situation, Kapoor’s impeccable comic timing and effervescent energy brought the character to life.
Kamal Haasan in “Chachi 420”:
Leading the pack of male actors embracing female roles is the legendary Kamal Haasan, who not only starred but also directed the critically acclaimed film “Chachi 420.” Haasan’s impeccable portrayal of Lakshmi, a woman disguised as a nanny, showcased his ability to blend comedy, empathy, and conviction. With flawless makeup, impeccable mannerisms, and a deep understanding of the character, Haasan proved that the essence of gender lies beyond physical appearance.
Govinda in “Aunty No. 1”:
Known for his impeccable comic timing, Govinda took on the challenge of donning the avatar of an aunty in the Bollywood film “Aunty No. 1.” This rib-tickling comedy explored the life of a middle-aged man who transforms into a woman to win the love of his lady. Govinda’s charismatic screen presence and ability to effortlessly embrace feminine traits added an extra layer of hilarity to the film, making it a fan favorite.
Riteish Deshmukh in “Apna Sapna Money Money”:
In the comedy caper “Apna Sapna Money Money,” Riteish Deshmukh showcased his versatility by portraying a female character named Sania. Deshmukh’s brilliant comedic timing and impeccable execution of feminine gestures garnered praise from critics and audiences alike. With his infectious energy and dedication to the role, Deshmukh added a touch of glamour and humor to this zany tale of mistaken identities.
Aamir Khan in “Baazi”:
In the early stages of his career, Aamir Khan stepped into the shoes of a female character in the film “Baazi.” Khan’s performance showcased his commitment to his craft as he seamlessly transformed into a woman with grace and poise.
Ayushmann Khurrana in “Dream Girl” and its sequel:
In the original “Dream Girl,” Ayushmann delivered a tour de force performance as Karamveer Singh, a man with the unique ability to mimic female voices. His flawless portrayal of various female characters over the phone not only tickled the audience’s funny bone but also highlighted the nuances and complexities of gender. With the upcoming release of “Dream Girl 2,” audiences are eagerly waiting for Ayushmann’s return to the role that garnered him widespread acclaim. His ability to effortlessly slip into the shoes of female characters, coupled with his impeccable comic timing, promises to challenge societal norms and provide a unique cinematic experience once again.