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Top 10 Supporting Roles Who Grabbed Eyeballs In Bollywood

What does it take to make a super-hit film that runs over crores on the box-office? Indeed a director with a good script writer along with an efficient actor and actress on the lead. Is it all? No, we did miss out someone. All of us fix our attention towards the lead of the movie, but hardly does someone notice the characters on the supporting roles, who are even the crucial part a movie.

Here are the list of Top 10 such supporting roles, who didn’t wait to be recognized, but snatched eyeballs with their marvelous performances.

1. Konkana Sen Sharma in Omkara (2006)

Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, in the year 2006, the film won several National awards apart from being showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. Though having actors like Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead, Konkana made the attention draw towards her by playing the character of Indu Tyagi. Though she is not seen in much of the stills, but the movie ends with her active participation in slashing Langda’s (Saif’s) throat. She walked away with the Filmfare for Best supporting actress for the same, in the year 2007.

2. Konkana Sen Sharma in Life in a Metro (2007)

An Indian drama, directed by Anurag Basu, portrays the story of nine people, little too much. But again Konkana knows to find her way through. She was again seen flaunting at the Filmfare with her award for Best supporting actress for the role of Shruti Ghosh in the year 2008. Her innocent character as a Radio Mirchi, who is desperate to be married to her colleague RJ Rishi K, warmed every hearts amongst the crowd.

3. Kangna Ranaut in Fashion (2008)

How can one forget the over tempered diva? And the way she flaunts over the ramp is much to describe it all. Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, having Priyanka Chopra on the lead, Kangna still managed to grab the eyeballs with her marvelous performance. Portrayed as Shonali Gujral, she well depicts the hardships faced by a top model. Apart from those ravishing walks, she even showcases her versatility in acting when towards the end she is found all heartbroken, left with nothing. She well managed to express her character and won the Filmfare for Best supporting actress for the year 2009.

4. Kalki Koechlin in Dev.D (2009)

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, a modern version of Devdas, where marriages are based on money and power rather than eternal morals. Starring Abhay Deol and Mahie Gill on the lead, but Kalki grabs it all on the Filmfare (2010). She plays the role of Chanda, who was trapped in an MMS scandal, and finds out a way to it. Apart from that, she even helped Abhay Deol find a new way of life.

5. Kareena Kapoor Khan in We Are Family (2010)

The Bollywood melodrama directed by Siddharth Malhotra starring Arjun Rampal, Kajol in the lead and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the supporting role. Picturing herself as Arjun’s girlfriend, Shreya Arora, Kareena succeeded in creating an air of sob amongst the audience. Well, though this was the type of family most of the audience did not accept whole heartedly in theatres, but Mrs Khan managed to make it up to the stage of 56th Filmfare awards, for the best supporting actress, 2011.

6. Rani Mukherji in No One Killed Jessica (2011)

The storyline is based on Jessica Lal murder case. Under the direction of Raj Kumar Gupta, and Vidya Balan as a co-star, Rani Mukherji managed to grab the eyeballs by depicting the spectacular character of Meera Gaity in the motion. She was all set well in the character of a news reporter, debating for the rights of a girl, who was murdered. Her husky voice added a tinge to the flavour of the character, and she walked away with the best supporting actress at the Filmfare awards, 2012.

7. Anushka Sharma in Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)

An Indian romantic drama directed by Yash Chopra, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif in the lead and Anushka Sharma as a supporting actress. Similar to a Bollywood drama, with its predictable plot, Akira (Anushka Sharma) manages well to peep out her character amidst the two super-stars. Playing the role of a Discovery Channel film-maker, she initially falls for Shah Rukh Khan, but later on after reading his diary, she aids to reunite Shah Rukh and Katrina Kaif. She somehow managed to steal the curtains, and paraded away with the award for Best supporting actress at the Filmfare, 2013.

 8. Supriya Pathak in Goliyon Ki Raasleela- Ramleela (2013)

A mother is always said to have won hearts. So did Dhankor Baa in Ramleela. Enacted by Supriya Pathak and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the movie depicts the era of two clans. Supriya Pathak sketches an outline of a strict mother who arranges a marriage for her daughter (Deepika), who refuses for the same. In the meanwhile, Dhankor Baa chops off Deepika’s finger. Scary! But towards the end she manages to set it all right, and lean towards a good character. Indeed, her efforts paid off and made her win the Filmfare for best supporting actress in 2014.

9. Tabu in Haider (2014)

A motion depicting the story of Kashmir’s unrest situations, directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, with Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, Tabu managed to grab all the attention with her acting skills. Representing the life of a half-window in Kashmir, as Ghazala Meer, who is betrayed by her own brother-in-law, in conspiring against her husband. She is thus hated by her own son, Shahid Kapoor, whom she fails to convince throughout. But she indeed managed to convince the box office with the message she intended to deliver through the movie, and flaunted away with the best supporting actress at the Filmfare, 2015.

 10. Priyanka Chopra in Bajirao Mastani (2015)

How can one forget the era of aristocracy depicted in the motion? Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhasali, starring Ranvir Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead. Priyanka Chopra however seeked all the attention throughout the movie. Enacting Kashibai, she well managed to merge the two eras, where it is hard to believe that she is the same Desi girl. With those enchanting Marathi sarees and the heavy jewellery worn by her, she sets the audience to tears when finally she gives up upon all hopes of getting her husband back. It wasn’t a shock when she walked away with the Best Supporting actress at the Filmfare, 2016.

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