Bollywood is filled with immense talent and hard work whether it is about actors or the directors we see enjoying their work and trying their best to entertain the audience. The actors who are famous for their acting skills have you ever wondered have also tried their hand in direction. Yes, you heard it right the famous comedians on the big screen who made us laugh our hearts out with their remarkable punch lines and comic dialogues have once been a director. Also, the actor who was already famous for their phenomenal roles in the film and eventually found the direction world quite interesting is amazing to know.
So let’s take a look at famous comedy actors turned director and vice versa.
Neeraj Vora is the one whos famous for his antics on screen. He is still remembered as the best comedian who has served with quite entertaining work. But very few know that the actor is a director-writer and a composer. Neeraj Vora was a writer for the film ‘Rangeela’ which was a huge hit and still we remember the super hit track ‘Yayi Re Yayi Re’ from the movie. We lost this great actor in a comic role in 2017 also he was working on the third installment of epic comedy film ‘Hera Pheri’.
Vijay Raaz recently saw on screen in blockbuster hit gully boy playing father’s role and received good reviews for the same. The most underrated actor in the industry but has somehow managed to be on par with his acting skills and comedy roles. Mostly famous for kawa biryani and openly playing roles of a common man.
‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’ was his debut directorial of Vijay in 2014 and received positive views in regard to the fresh stories, emotions and perfect presentation on the screen.
Calendar in Mr. India, Pappu Pager in Deewana Mastana, the one who is awarded by Filmfare for best comedian role is none other than Satish Kaushik who is not only famous for his acting but also he has done a great job in direction and screenplay . his debut film under his directorial was Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja starring late legendary actress Sri Devi which did not do well on box office but he did not stop trying till he he got his first hit Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain in 1999.
‘Kaagaz’ will be his upcoming project produced by Salman Khan films and dharma productions based on Lal Bihari’s life.
Tinnu Anand is one of the most famous directors who performing comic roles in many films like De Dana Dan, Khatta Meetha, Ghajini and many others. The one whos is known to direct Amitabh Bachchan in his initial stage in Bollywood. Films such as Kaalia, Shahenshah, Main Azaad Hoon and Major Saab are director by Tinnu Anand.
Aamir Khan who is known for his perfection and consistent performances. Until filming and working on just one film at a time his insistence on a perfect script hailed new professionalism in Bollywood. Aamir Khan made his directorial debut with ‘Taare Zameen Par’ in 2007 and starred in that widely acclaimed drama as well. The film was supposed to be directed by Amole Gupte but due to differences Amol stepped out and Aamir directed the film. The audience and reviewers had highly appreciated and enjoyed this film. The film went on to win a National Film Award (on Family Welfare).
Check out this throwback picture by Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan on posted Instagram with his father Tahir Hussain.