December 16, 2009 1:29:46 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
As 2009 comes to an end, there are some definitive performances that tower above the rest. Amitabh Bachchan reinvented in PAA, Ranbir Kapoor coming of age in ROCKET SINGH - SALESMAN OF THE YEAR, Salman Khan bringing back 'masala' with a vengeance, Priyanka Chopra willing to experiment in WHAT'S YOUR RAASHEE? - majority of actors demonstrated that they could so something out of the box. Here's presenting the list of 10 actors (in alphabetical order) who made their mark over the months gone by.
Note: With 3 IDIOTS round the corner, one can well expect Aamir Khan to find his way at the very top of the list.
ABHAY DEOL in DEV D
Abhay Deol (Dev D)
Abhay Deol has made sure that after DEV D, he has finally carved an independent market for himself. Just like there are independent directors and producers, Abhay is the only actor in the industry today who is again being a non-conformist but is now (finally) gaining good recognition coming his way. MANORAMA - SIX FEET UNDER, EK CHALIS KI LAST LOCAL, OYE LUCKY LUCKY OYE and now DEV D - this guy certainly knows that even without serenading heroines around the trees or bashing 10 goons at a time, he can still find an audience for himself!