If you thought Bollywood was all about acting, you thought wrong! There’s more to these versatile actors than just emoting in front of the camera.Here are some actors with hidden talents; some you knew and some that you didn’t.
- Ayushmann Khurrana: Singing, playing the guitar, song writing.
This is the newest entrant in this list. He floored us with his acting skills in the recent hit, ‘Vicky Donor’ and many were equally floored by the fact that he is quite a multi-talented person. Apart from being an actor, he has been a VJ and TV host. As if that wasn’t enough, he also plays the guitar, pens lyrics for songs and has even crooned for his debut movie (Paani Da Rang). Looks like when he is cast in a movie, there would be no need for anybody else to play different roles.
- Saif Ali Khan: Playing the guitar
This star’s talent isn’t as hidden anymore. He has been a part of several concerts and has done many stage shows with various bands as a guitarist. And if loud screams and cheers from fans is anything to go by, he is extremely talented and popular.
- Salman Khan: Painting
Salman took to painting to heal his broken heart and to escape from his turbulent life. According to scientific studies, art is really therapeutic and helps a person gain a relaxed and creative state of mind, which Salman sure needed. And the paintings that he’s made are not just wasteful indulgence, they are really good and he has auctioned quite a lot of them to raise funds for his charity – Being Human. Now that’s who we call a good Samaritan.
- Akshay Kumar: Tai Chi & Photography
Akshay Kumar is one of the fittest actors around who doesn’t just have a fit body but also a fit mind. This is all a result of his keen interest for Tai Chi, a healing martial art that promotes the circulation of chi or energy within the body. He has also been promoting this martial art form to friends and family. No wonder he is called Bollywood’s Khiladi No. 1. Apart from Tai Chi, he has also recently taken fancy to photography and is apparently really good at it, if industry sources are to be believed. His passion for photography was discovered on the sets of the film Patiala House when he bought a high-end professional camera and the resultant pictures were really good with a few being retained for the film’s promotion.
- Juhi Chawla: Singing
Not many people know that Juhi Chawla is a trained classical singer. Not one to take anything lightly, she does her riyaaz for 3-4 hours each morning and says that this morning ritual gets her going throughout the day. She has sung at quite a few public events and people have only applauded her efforts.
- Kangana Ranaut: Cooking
This fashionable lady of the tinsel town was known to alienate most of the people who came in contact with her apparently due to her pricey attitude. Well, she learnt her lesson and has been using a new trick to lure people into her company. Not many people know but she is one helluva cook. Reportedly she has been feeding people to their heart’s content on the sets of her new film I ‘Love New Year’. And everybody has been licking their fingers off!
- Vivek Oberoi: Poetry Writing
This actor (best known as the estranged boyfriend of Aishwarya Rai) gives words to his feelings in his spare time, a fact not many people knew / know. He writes poems and has a sizeable collection to boast of. His talent was discovered by the producer of his upcoming film ‘Zilla Ghaziabad’, when he was perched in a corner scribbling something. The producer wanted to use the poems for his film but the actor refused on the grounds that they were really personal. But it wouldn’t be long before we see Vivek donning other hats apart from just being an actor.