Boman Irani: The Versatile Actor's Most Memorable Roles

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Boman Irani debuted in Bollywood when he was 42 and proved that age is just a number. Here are the actor's best characters that are still talked about the most.

Written By Jiya Chulet | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The hero is the heart of any masala, mass entertainer movie. But sometimes the supporting character steals the limelight and becomes an integral part of the story. One such actor debuted at the age of 42 and not only delivered brilliant performances but also made a lasting impression in the memories of the audience. His talent spoke volumes for him as he managed to dig a niche for himself in the glamorous world of Bollywood.

Boman Irani has surely proved that age is just a number. His roles have impressed movie lovers as well as tickled their funny bones courtesy his exceptional comic timing. Here are some of the characters of the actor which will go down as his most memorable.

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The Suave Villain


After watching Boman in 3 Idiots, it is difficult to imagine any other actor playing the role of a rigid principal. His portrayal of Virus aka Viru Sahastrabudhhe hit the right chords of the audience. He delivered such a cliched character in the most unique way possible. The mannerisms and accent of his character added more power to his dialogue delivery in a star-studded film.

Munna Bhai Series

Boman Irani starred in both films of the series, Munna Bhai M.B.B.S and Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The actor shined as Dr Asthana and Lucky Singh equally well, though both were completely different characters. While playing Dr Asthana, his habit of laughing during a difficult situation and his portrayal of Lucky Singh as a cunning yet protective father, had a space of their own in the films. 

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Other Shades of Boman

'M' aka Murli

In the film Dostana where actors like John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan featured as the lead characters of the story, Boman added more flavour to the comedy by playing 'M' aka Murli in the film. It made the audience think twice whether he is gay in the film and in real life as well. His super hilarious performance in the film was enjoyable indeed.

DCP D'Silva and Vardhaan

In Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011) directed by Farhan Akhtar, Boman's versatility was clearly at display with the way he pulled off playing two different characters, firstly as DCP D'Silva, a masquerading police officer and then Vardhaan, a dangerous criminal.

Apart from these characters, Boman Irani has worked and delivered some of his finest performances in films such as Khosla Ka Ghosla, Jolly LLB, and Ferrari Ki Sawaari among others. The actor will be seen soon on the big screen in Made in China.

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