Bollywood Stars who stole the show from the sidelines playing a minor role

These B-Town Celebs performed to the best of their ability stealing away most of the attention from the lead characters. Nailing it with their performances, the audience wish to watch them again and again!

Bollywood Stars who stole the show from the sidelines playing a minor role. Being a part of the supporting cast might not be the biggest dream for every actor trying to make it big in Bollywood. However, there are some actors who have stolen the show and the hearts of the audience from the backlines. Bollywood movies are usually woven around the plot and the lead stars of the film. But sometimes during the filming, other aspects of the movie outshine and stand shoulder to shoulder with the lead actors. Those factors could either be, a superb location or supporting actors who are a total delight to watch on the big screen.

Bollywood Stars who stole the show from the sidelines playing a minor role. Let’s take a look at some of such brilliant supporting actors who stole the limelight from the lead in the films and nailed their performances.




Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Badlapur


It was Nawazuddin who got all the whistles, cheers and support from the crowd with every scene. In this movie, Varun Dhawan plays the lead character but Nawazuddin nailed it with the supporting role in the movie. His character was entertaining as well as menacing and people remember him as much as they remember Varun Dhawan in the film.

Pankaj Tripathi for Stree

Pankaj Tripathi, the OTT star is one of the brilliant actors of the entertainment industry. He is mostly known for his negative roles but his appearance in the movie ‘Nil BatteSannata’ and ‘Stree’ was the most admirable movies. People just loved him in these movies. His dialogue from the movie Stree , “Woh Stree Hai Woh Kuch bhi kar Sakti Hai” and “Sabka Adhaar link Hai Iske Paas” took the internet by storm. His character from the movie highly appeals to the audience to watch the film over and over again.



Vicky Kaushal for Sanju



‘Masaan’ actor Vicky Kaushal has proven his fantastic acting skills through his debut. In ‘Sanju’ he steals most of the scenes and also was a centre of attraction playing Kamli. He played the best support like a best friend of Sanjay Dutt in the film. Vicky’s performance brought new light to the original character. His role was highly appreciated by the audience and the critics.


Priyanka Chopra Jonas for Bajirao Mastani



Bollywood Star, Priyanka’s role as Kashibai was one of her best career choices so far. It is a powerful, warm and refreshing change in the film despite Ranveer and Deepika playing the leads on screen, Kashibai’s strength and her love for Bajirao made her character even more solid. The audience could feel watching it again through her brilliant enactment.


Jim Sarbh for Padmaavat


‘Padmaavat’ had a lot of interesting roles. Ranveer Sigh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor were the lead characters of the movie. Apart from these three, there was another character that you can’t miss out on. In the film, Jim starts off as a slave who dreamt of becoming the second most powerful person in the empire. The journey of him doing exactly, makes him reach the top agent alongside Ranveer Singh’s character as well. It’s quite impressive to see him stealing his character impressively.

Anushka Sharma for Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Bollywood Stars: Anushka Sharma also steals away her performance from this movie. She falls in love with SRK, who again falls in love with Katrina Kaif who are the two lead characters in the movie. The challenges Anushka faces in her character, especially going through a heartbreak makes her performance endearing.



Akshay Kumar for Ajnabee

This thriller suspense film which stars Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu, play the negative roles against Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Akshay’s grin completely stole the show and nailed it.


Rana Daggubati for Bahubali

The movie made history for being the biggest movie ever made in this country. Prabhas did a phenomenal job as a lead but Rana’s role as a jealous brother deserves a round of applause on its own. His negativity was so real that it grabs the entire attention of the audience and nails the character.

Aparshatki Khurrana and Abhishek Banerjee for Stree

This horror-comedy movie became one of the highest grosser of 2018. Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkumar Rao did a fantastic job in the movie but Aparshatki and Abhishek made us go crazy with their comic characters being perfect and not seeming overwhelming or fake.


Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab

He was too good in the movie and somehow managed to also overshadow Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor with his performance.


Sunil Grover for Baaghi

He is known for his standup comedy on Indian Television. Sunil stole the movie for playing the role of P.P Khurrana.


Zeeshan Ayyub for Tanu weds Manu

This movie had its wonderful moments. Zeeshan played an effortless and fantastic character of Chintu Ji who brought the missing spice to the movie. He also gave the best performance in the film ‘Raanjhnaa’

So these were some of the extremely talented Bollywood actors who stole the attention with their nailed performances. Stay Tuned!

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