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Vicky, Radhika, Richa – 6 actors who have blurred the line between indie and commercial cinema
Actress Richa Chadha started her acting career with a bit role in 'Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye'. 'Gangs of Wasseypur I and II' carved the path for her in Indian cinema as an actor to look out for. 'Masaan' proved to be a milestone in her career. She was also seen in 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela - Ram-Leela' and 'Fukrey'. In 2019, she will be seen playing the titular role in commercial masala film 'Shakeela' which is a biopic on south adult star Shakeela. This will be followed by courtroom drama film 'Section 375', a political satire 'Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui' and a film on Kabaddi titled 'Panga'.
Radhika Apte is a jack of all trades. She began her acting career in regional languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali and Hindi. Her films 'Hunterrr', 'Parched' and 'Manjhi: The Mountain Man' proved her versatility as an actress. Her commercial films 'Badlapur', 'Padman' and 'Andhadhun' proved that she has a liking for all genres of cinema. The year 2019 will see the reigning queen of web series and shorts films in two key international projects including 'The Wedding Guest' with Dev Patel and 'The Ashram' with Kal Penn.
One of the best actors of Bollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the perfect example of someone who has explored all the mediums of entertainment successfully. From playing a small-time crook in 'Sarfarosh' to playing the titular role in the recently released biopic 'Thackeray', Nawaz has a clear message for all that he is here to stay and can not be shaken from the place that he has achieved. The web series 'Sacred Games' proved to be a milestone in his career and he is at present shooting for season 2. In 2019, he will be seen with Sanya Malhotra in 'Photograph' and with Shraddha Kapoor in 'Bole Chuddiyan'.
Vicky Kaushal is the new blue-eyed boy of Bollywood, with some major back to back blockbusters in his kitty. Vicky achieved all his goals in films like 'Masaan', 'Raman Raghav'' 2.0' and 'Zubaan'. Vicky also gave 4 back to back commercial hits with 'Sanju', 'Manmarziyaan', 'Raazi' and the recent hit 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'. He will soon begin shooting for Karan Johar's 'Takht'.
Versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi has come a long way to carve his own path in Bollywood. From a small role in 'Run' to his latest release 'Stree', Pankaj has also dabbled in television, short films and video on demand series. In the year 2019, he has multiple and interesting projects lined up such as 'Kaagaz', 'Shakeela', 'Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai', 'Panga', 'Drive', 'Luka Chhupi', '83', season 2 of 'Sacred Games' and 'Mirzapur' amongst others.
Actor Vikrant Massey started his acting career from television. After successfully exploring the television world, he got his first break in 'Lootera' with Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha. And then, he got a brief role in 'Dil Dhadakne Do' and 'Half Girlfriend'. He also worked in 'A Death in the Gunj' and 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'. This year, Vikrant will be seen in 'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare', 'Chhapaak' and 'Cargo' amongst others.