There is verity of talents are found in Bollywood but few of them have multiple talents. Here we are sharing the list of top 4 directors with super acting talent. Let’s have a look.
A very talented actor of the 80s, who has appeared in several light-hearted, slice-of-life films, Amol Palekar is an actor-director, the world has recognised. Starting out as an actor in the Marathi film industry, Palekar was seen in Hindi movies, which brought him accolades. He also made appearances in quite a few other regional movies, which did well at the box office. Palekar went behind the cameras and started calling the shots back in the mid-80s and made ‘Ankahee’, featuring Deepti Naval. He also directed ‘Thodasa Rumani Ho Jaye’, the award-winning ‘Daayraa’ and India’s official entry for the Oscars – ‘Paheli’ – which had Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead. Most of the films he directed were close to reality and that made him a director, who had an eye for detail.
Known to make movies on burning issues that affect human lives, Prakash Jha has directed films like ‘Damul’, ‘Mrityudand’, ‘Apaharan’, ‘GangaaJal’ and ‘Raajneeti’ among others and proved that he is a master at bringing socio-political dramas to the big screen, highlighting real-life stories that hide in plain sight. He decided to make his acting debut with his own sequel to ‘GangaaJal’ – Jai GangaaJal’ – starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead and portrayed a corrupt cop, who works for the hand in glove with the crime lords in the town. His acting was quite appreciated and he proved that directors could act too.
Born into a filmy family, where his father is a celebrated lyricist and scriptwriter, his mother is an actress and a screenwriter and his sister is a filmmaker, it was but natural for Farhan Akhtar to take up a job in the film industry. His debut directorial venture ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ in 2001 is considered a cult film, which redefined friendship in Bollywood. The film struck a chord with youngsters immediately and the movie starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles, became a massive hit. Farhan Akhtar, who also made ‘Lakshya’ and ‘Don’ turned to acting with ‘Rock On’!!, followed by ‘Karthik Calling Karthik’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ in different roles and gave us some more reasons to appreciate him.
Although this name technically does not fit on the list (since it works vice versa), the Bollywood acting legend had decided to wield the baton for the 2006 film ‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota’, which had four complex stories running parallel in it, only to intertwine towards the climax, in the wake of a great human tragedy. Naseeruddin Shah went behind the cameras to narrate these different stories, which he thought had the power to bring out strong human emotions. Although the movie was not a huge hit at the box office, Shah’s ambitious project did manage to touch the audiences’ hearts