Over the years, some stars have followed the conventional path while others have taken brave new routes. Here are some who dared to think differently.
Star N Style
The first westernised star, Dev Anand, wore a dhoti only once in his entire career, and regretted it. He told his co-star Sadhana, "never again." He was most comfortable in his urban avatar. The epitome of mannerisms and flamboyance, he paved the way for megastars such as Shammi Kapoor and Rajesh Khanna.
Angry Man Noses Out Romantic Heroes
Rajesh Khanna was busy rubbing noses with Mumtaz onscreen, when a brooding Amitabh Bachchan broke his romantic reverie by breaking noses onscreen. The socio-economic mood of the 1970s proved conducive for Bachchan's angry young man image, and Bollywood's action era was effectively unleashed.