Bollywood Actors who turned villains in South Films

Bollywood Actors who turned villains in South Films

By Barsa Ray

Mar 5, 2018  Updated On : Apr 26, 2018

The versatility of Bollywood stars knows no bounds. Playing a hero in Bollywood movies is a common aspiration for many leading actors, while some opt for playing negative characters which sets them a class apart. The villains of the south films have peculiar characteristics like reprehensible attitude, rowdy personality and arrogant dialect which are difficult to play. 

Here’s a list of Bollywood actors who turned villains in South films:

Akshay Kumar:-


Akshay Kumar will be seen playing a negative role against Rajinikanth in ‘2.0’. The actor plays the role of Dr. Richard. ‘2.0’ is the sequel to the 2010 film ‘Ethiran’ or ‘Robot’.

Upen Patel:-


Upen has earlier played a supporting negative role in Shankar’s ‘I’. The movie was a huge commercial success. But this time he grabbed the role of the main villain in the movie ‘Boomerang’. 


Sonu Sood:-


Sonu has appeared in many Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. His role as the main antagonist in ‘Arundhati’ won him the Andhra Pradesh State Nandi Award for Best Villain. He has played numerous negative roles in many Hindi and Telugu films.

Rana Daggubati:-


We know Rana as the Bhallaladeva, the primary antagonist of ‘Baahubali’ franchise. Although he belongs to the south film industry, he debuted in Bollywood with the film ‘Dam Maaro Dum’ in the year 2011. He played positive roles in many Hindi flicks.

Vidyut Jammwal:-


The ‘Commando’ star, Vidyut Jammwal is a trained martial artist and doesn’t hesitate to showcase his skills in the movies. The actor can be seen playing a villain in a couple of films like ‘Thuppakki’ and ‘Billa II’.  

Rahul Dev:-


The handsome hunk of Bollywood has also played negative roles in many South films like ‘Vedalam’, ‘Yevadu’ and ‘Mass’. 

Vivek Oberoi:-


In Ajith Kumar’s ‘Vivegam’, Vivek can be witnessed playing the role of the main antagonist.

Neil Nitin Mukesh:-


Neil Nitin plays the role of Cedric Peter Von, the primary villain in the Vijay-Kajol starrer 2014 film ‘Kaththi’.

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