Unconventional pairings, heroes turning villains, female centric films, Bollywood seems to have seen it all in the past few years.
Now actor Irrfan Khan is here to break more stereotypes and has conveniently tossed away all conventional opinions about typical romantic heroes of Bollywood. The actor's onscreen chemistry with Deepika Padukone in his latest film 'Piku' is perfect. Not only that, he will also be seen opposite Kangana Ranaut and Aishwarya Rai as the romantic lead in 'Divine Lovers' and 'Jazbaa' respectively.
Here are five reasons why Irrfan Khan is the new romantic hero in Bollywood:
The king of 'real' romance: The small nuances of love and romance are best captured by Irrfan Khan as he displays that side of love which is more real than reel. Silence is the best form of communication between two people in love, and actor Irrfan Khan perfectly plays the silent and calm lover with not his expressions but his gestures too. He displays the sense of longing for a woman that is always present in real life romances!
The unconventional looking hero of Bollywood: His looks are what make him relatable as an actor. Not every guy in reality is a Greek God and love is much more than that. Irrfan Khan has turned his looks into an advantage and played the loving husband, the quiet lover and the witty friend with ease in several films.
The guy every girl will marry: Irrfan Khan doesn't qualify as the stereotypical guy on the street, someone who wears low jeans, tight shirts and gelled hair with a boyish personality. But he is someone who knows what he does every step of the way, a simple man with a simple heart and a charismatic personality, a mature partner who will steal your heart and is a man one can always fall back on.
The actor who redefines mature love stories: Love doesn't always need to be expressed in order to show it to the world. Actor Irrfan Khan is one of those actors that represent the shy, mature and reserved kind of love that is actually very simple. There's no running around trees, singing songs - but a deep and mature feeling that enhances the whole experience of falling in love.
The hilarious and charming actor: Irrfan Khan is one of those romantic heroes who don't impress their lady loves by grand actions but by simple things like making them laugh and engaging in intellectual yet simple conversations. Long walks on the beach are the best with a guy like him.
With these distinct roles, Irrfan Khan has changed the way romance has been showcased in Bollywood and many stars of B-town have agreed to it.