Mumbai, Dec. 7 -- A host of Bollywood actors are set to go back in time to play characters in period dramas, and with some of their looks being leaked on the internet, the curiosity has increased.
Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Vivek Oberoi
While film-maker Sanjay Gupta reinforces the fact that his upcoming gangster film will be contemporary, the looks of his lead actors will have influences of gangsters of the '80s-'90s. The film shows Bombay's transformation to Mumbai. Anil's character will reflect the political scenario, John's role represents the underworld presence of the era and Vivek plays an encounter specialist.
Film-maker Ashutosh Gowariker's next that stars Hrithik Roshan in the lead role, is based in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation. The film also stars newbie Pooja Hedge, 24, and is touted to be an epic love story.
Sushant Singh Rajput
He has always sported a chocolate boy image so far, but the actor will be seen playing a 1940s detective in Dibakar Banerjee's upcoming sleuth drama, based on the fictional character of Byomkesh Bakshi.
Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma
Set in 1960s, film-maker Anurag Kashyap's upcoming film will see Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in rather different looks. While Ranbir plays a street fighter in the film, Anushka will be seen as a jazz singer.
Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone
Film-maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film will see Ranveer Singh, play the role of the Maratha Peshwa, Bajirao while Deepika Padukone, plays his second wife, Mastani. Priyanka Chopra, will be seen as Kashibai, the first wife of Bajirao.