SOME EXTRAS IN BOLLYWOOD WHO NAILED THEIR PART
The urban dictionary may have formally coined the term ‘extra’ to mean excessively dramatic in 2003, but Bollywood has been gifting us over-the-top characters for far longer than that.
Here are some of the most extra characters ever written, who redefined what it means to be dramatic:
1. Prem Kishan (Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon)
You gotta give props to the guy for having this kind of enthusiasm for a simple greeting. Why say hi, when you can hiiiiiii while swinging on a rope, doing a cartwheel, mowing your lawn, and cooking dinner for your family
2. Sanjana (Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon)
The first animated movie of Bollywood, MPDH gave us state-of-the-art CGI in the form of a loyal dog, a sassy parrot, a flying dad, and of course, Sanjana.
3. Sapna (Hum Saath Saath Hain)
With her love for smiling and dressing up, Sapna is the colleague you love at a party but hate on a Monday morning.
4. Aisha Verma (Ek Villain)
She did spend the movie shouting ‘aye villain’ but to the wrong guy. Clearly, she was the biggest secret keeper and we just missed that in the plot.
5. Hero (Hello Brother)
To start with, he had a fantastic name: Hero. That is some creative genius from the parents.
As a ghost his clinginess rivals even Betal, as a friend he is the person you call to pick you up after every drunk night.
6. Pooja aka Poo (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…)
The most iconic OTT character, you’ve got to love her attitude and self-confidence. I mean, she chides her own self for being too pretty! Bollywood’s Kardashian? We AGREE!!
7. Nandu Bhide/Vicky Grover (Happy New Year)
If only alcohol gave us the same level of confidence boost that Nandu got. While we end up passed out in a corner after a night of heavy drinking, this guy ended up winning an international dance competition. So what if that competition was rigged?
8. Sweetu (Kal Ho Na Ho)
When you’re low on confidence, think of your life the way Sweetu thinks of her life – there is no minor event and everything deserves maximum attention.
9. Raj Aryan (Mohabbatein)
Mohabbatein is basically Casper, with gender reversal. Also, when are our Indian schools officially going to launch a subject called the art of falling in love?