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From Singham to Chulbul Pandey, here are Bollywood’s most iconic cops
Bollywood stars enjoy a great fan following for the varied roles that they portray on-screen. Take a look at some of the films and you will find that there are a few of the iconic characters that will always remain evergreen. Watching a star in a Khakhi uniform has always been a treat for their fans and followers.
Very soon we will be seeing Salman Khan reprising his Dabangg avatar of Chulbul Pandey in ‘Dabangg 3’. And Akshay Kumar too will be seen in a cop avatar in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sooryavanshi’. So let’s take a look at the most iconic Bollywood cops, from Singham to Chulbul Pandey.
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Take a look at Bollywood’s best cops
Salman Khan enjoys a special fan base all across the country. He is very much loved for his character Chulbul Pandey from his popular cop franchise, ‘Dabangg’. With his witty one-liners and action-packed performance as Chulbul, Salman has left his fans asking for more. Currently, the actor is gearing up for the release of the film’s third instalment i.e ‘Dabangg 3’.
Ever since he has marked his debut in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has never failed to impress the audience with his action-packed performances. Akshay is currently shooting for Rohit Shetty’s cops series ‘Sooryavanshi’ and he has been creating much anticipation for the film’s release. The Khiladi Kumar has already won million hearts as Rajiv Rai from ‘Mohra’ (199), Karan Joglekar from ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ (1994), and Vikram Singh Rathod from ‘ROWDY RATHORE‘ (2012).
In Rohit Shetty’s directorial, ‘Simmba’ Ranveer Singh was seen portraying the role of Sangram Bhalerao, a corrupt police officer. This was the first time when the actor sported the Khakhi uniform and he surely nailed it with his stellar performance. Ranveer looked dashing as a cop.
Ajay Devgn is probably the only actor in Bollywood who has done the highest number of cop films in his career. The actor was first seen as a cop in the film ‘Naajayaz’ (1995), in which he portrayed the role of Inspector Jay Bakshi. Later he was seen acing the cop’s character in films such as ‘GangaaJal’ (2003), ‘Insan’ (2005), ‘Aakrosh’ (2010), ‘Singham’ (2011) and till date, he has kept the audience hooked to his ‘Singham’ series.
Rani Mukerji was seen as a fierce cop in Pradeep Sarkar’s directorial ‘Mardaani‘ . The film dealt with serious crimes such as human trafficking. The actress was appreciated by the critics and audience alike for her gripping performance. Rani is currently gearing up for the sequel of this film.
Aamir Khan played one of the most convincing Police officers as Ajay Singh Rathod in ‘Sarfarosh’ (999). The actor yet again bowled over everyone with his portrayal of a no-nonsense cop in ‘Talaash’ (2012).
Until 2000, Amitabh Bachchan was probably the only actor who enjoyed the tag of the best cop in Bollywood. He was seen acing the role of Inspector Vijay Khanna in his all-time hit film ‘Zanjeer‘ (1973). Later Sr. Bachchan was yet again seen winning hearts as a cop in film ‘Khakee’ (2004).
As Meera Deshpande from Ajay Devgn starrer ‘Drishyam’, Tabu bagged many accolades for her role. The actress wowed everyone with her portrayal of a police officer, who will go to any length to find her missing son.
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