Paresh Rawal turns 63 today. To celebrate the one-man show's birthday we are going to list down some of the most iconic performances by him. Over the span of his more than three-decades-long career, Paresh has essayed some of the toughest author-backed roles that Bollywood has to offer. To select only five out of those is blasphemy, but we'd end up writing a book if we sat down to list all. The actor might not have landed a lot of lead roles in the movies, but his strong presence was engaging enough for the audience to not look at anyone else but him on the screen. Hera Pheri 3: Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal Film to Go on Floors by December.
We cannot wait to see what else Paresh has to offer in the coming years. Because there cannot be enough movies with him in the world. Without further ado, here is the list of our favourite performances by Paresh Awesome Rawal. Very happy birthday to the actor.
If this is not the most iconic comic role in the world ever played by an actor, then what is. The movie is meant for hundreds of viewing. Paresh's scenes still remain a TikTok favourite, in case you are wondering how this movie and his performance has aged.
The most daring role that could have been picked by an actor in the year 1997. Paresh plays the role of a eunuch in the movie directed by Mahesh Bhatt and written by Tanuja Chandra. It is the kind of role that can easily fall prey to stereotypes and conventions. But Paresh gives a nuanced performance that could be a study subject in acting schools. He brings a depth to the character, refusing to become what the audience would otherwise expect of this character.
No Smoking is one of Paresh's criminally underrated performances. The actor sunk his teeth into the character, whose criminal bent of mind will send shudders down your spine. His dark performance commands your attention in the film until the end. You might end up quitting the smokes after this.
Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?
One of Paresh's underrated comical roles. His acting in the film derives heavily from observational humour. He gets the nuances and mannerisms of an 'unwanted guest from the heartlands of India' absolutely spot on. Paresh made us feel we all have met the character in our lives.
OMG- Oh My God!
Paresh played the role of a man who files a lawsuit against God. The actor played the role with utmost conviction calling out the hypocrisy and bigotry embedded deep into the traditions and rituals. His aim is to only get insurance money that he has been denied due to a clause called 'Act of God'. A movie that was certainly the need of the hour.
On the work front, Paresh has some exciting projects in the pipeline. The most exciting one is the Hera Pheri sequel which is in works. The actor is all set to reprise his role of Babu Rao from the Priyadarshan directed film series. He has also been roped in to play an important role in Coolie No 1 remake starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan, who should definitely buckle up.