The world of Bollywood has always been captivating, with its charismatic lead actors often stealing the spotlight. However, there are instances when supporting actors shine so brilliantly that they outshine even the main leads. These scene-stealers bring depth, humor, emotions, and charisma to the screen, leaving the audience talking about them long after the movie ends. Recently, a thread on Reddit went viral as netizens discussed the times when the supporting actors outshone the lead actors leaving the fans abuzz with their unforgettable performances.
Supporting Actors Overshadowed Main Leads & Stole The Show
1. Priyanka Chopra Overshadowed Deepika in Bajirao Mastani
As per the Reddit users, nailing the character of Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka Chopra’s screen presence was way stronger than both Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh, who played the lead. Many felt that Deepika was clearly sidelined by Priyanka’s brilliant performance.
2. Shah Rukh Khan Overshadowed Sunny Deol In Darr
In the psychological thriller “Darr,” Shah Rukh Khan’s brilliant portrayal of the obsessive and menacing stalker, Rahul, outshined the lead role played by Sunny Deol. Khan’s exceptional acting prowess and intense performance left an indelible mark, making Rahul one of the most iconic antagonists in Bollywood history and garnering widespread acclaim that overshadowed the film’s other characters.
3. Nawazuddin Siddiqui Overshadowed Varun Dhawan in Badlapur
Even though Varun Dhawan played the leading man in the movie, it was the brilliance of Nawazuddin Siddiqui that stole the limelight.
4. Akshay Kumar Overshadowed Salman Khan In Mujhsey Shaadi Karogi
In the comedy-drama “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi,” Akshay Kumar’s stellar performance as the quirky and lovable Sunny effortlessly stole the show. His impeccable comic timing and endearing charm overshadowed even the presence of the charismatic Salman Khan, making the audience fall in love with his character’s antics and leaving a lasting impression.
5. Parineeti Chopra in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
Parineeti started her career playing a supporting character in the film, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl. Although Anushka was playing the lead character in the movie, Parineeti made her presence felt every time she came on screen. Her bubbly, cute presence left a lasting impression on the audience.
6. Paresh Rawal in Hera Pheri
Paresh Rawal’s flawless acting made this movie extraordinary. Though Suniel Shetty and Akshay Kumar did a great job too, it was Paresh’s charm and comic timing that was unbeatable.
7. Shah Rukh Khan Overshadowed Rishi Kapoor In Deewana
In his debut film, Shah Rukh Khan’s energetic and charismatic portrayal of Raja captured hearts, earning him instant stardom. His charming screen presence often stole the spotlight, making him the heartthrob of the nation. Many felt that Shah Rukh Khan easily overshadowed Rishi Kapoor in
In the comedy film “Welcome,” the dynamic duo of Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor delivered a remarkable performance that stole the spotlight from the lead pair, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. Nana’s impeccable comic timing and Anil’s quirky portrayal added an extra dose of entertainment, leaving the audience in splits and making them the standout stars of the movie. Their camaraderie and on-screen chemistry overshadowed the main leads, contributing significantly to the film’s success and popularity.
9. Siddhant Chaturvedi Outshone Ranveer Singh In Gully Boy
In the musical drama “Gully Boy,” Siddhant Chaturvedi’s breakout role as MC Sher showcased his exceptional talent and charisma, often stealing the limelight from the lead, Ranveer Singh. Chaturvedi’s magnetic presence and captivating performance as a mentor and friend added depth to the film, earning him widespread acclaim and leaving a lasting impression on the audience.
10. Ranveer Singh Overshadowed Shahid Kapoor In Padmaavat
In the epic period drama “Padmaavat,” Ranveer Singh’s mesmerizing performance as the formidable Alauddin Khilji stole the show. His intense and menacing portrayal overshadowed Shahid Kapoor’s lead role, leaving the audience in awe of his captivating acting. Many viewers came out of the theaters applauding his powerful and riveting performance that added a new dimension to the film.
11. Sunny Deol in Damini
“Tarik pe tarik” – what a memorable dialogue. Sunny Deol’s courtroom scene is one of the finest scenes that Bollywood has created. Even though Sunny Deol had a limited role, he had the audience enthralled. He took away all attention from Rishi Kapoor, who was the lead actor in the film.
12. Rajkumar Rao In Bareily Ki Barfi
Though we are huge fans of Ayushman’s acting, it seemed Rajkumar Rao’s brilliance stole the show in Bareilly Ki Barfi. In case you haven’t watched the movie, please give it a shot and we promise this underrated movie won’t disappoint you!
*All images are from respective movies
According to you, which supporting actor stole the show from the main lead? Tell us in the comments below.