By Hindustan Times
With Salman Khan set to play a bodyguard to Kareena Kapoor in his next film Bodyguard, we take a look at other actors in the industry who have already essayed the role Salman Khan plays in Bodyguard, 2011.
In this film, Salman Khan’s character, Lovely Singh, is assigned the task of protecting Kareena Kapoor, who plays Divya, a management student. She falls in love with her bodyguard which leads to emotional encounters between the two. Salman took inspiration from his personal bodyguard, Shera, to do the role. He even wears the uniform worn by security men from Shera’s company.
Nana Patekar, Ghulam-E-Mustafa, 1997
Patekar plays the role of Mustafa, a hitman, who is given the job of forcing a family to move out of their property and sell it to his employer. He moves into the house and the conservative family is shocked to have a muslim man staying with them. Later, the family falls neck-deep in financial problems. Finally, Mustafa protects them from the same people, who had hired him to harm them.
Amitabh Bachchan in Ek Ajnabee, 2005 and Eklavya : The Royal Guard, 2007
In Ek Ajnabee, Bachchan plays Suryaveer Singh, an ex-army man, who is employed by Arjun Rampal to protect his eight-year-old daughter. Initially shown to be bitter towards the child, Surya is later shown to give his all to protect her. In Eklavya, Bachchan plays Eklavya, the royal guard of a majestic fort and does everything to protect the citadel in Rajasthan, devoting his life to it.
Shah Rukh Khan in Main Hoon Na, 2004
No uniform or walkie talkies here. In the film, Shah Rukh Khan’s portrayal of Amrita Rao’s bodyguard, returning to college as an old student was very well received by the audience. Khan plays Ram Prasad Sharma, an army officer who is assigned the task of protecting his senior officer Kabir Bedi’s daughter Amrita. Khan enrolls in her college as a student to keep an eye on her.
Sunny Deol in Angarakshak, 1995
Sunny Deol plays a brawny bodyguard to Pooja Bhatt in the film. Deol makes a dashing bodyguard in leather jackets and black jeans. Bhatt plays the daughter of a wealthy politician, who he was assigned to protect and in the course of time, both of them falls in love with each other.