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Year-Ender 2023: Bobby Deol In 'Animal' To Vijay Sethupathi In 'Jawan', Actors Who Impressed Us As Villains

From Bobby Deol in 'Animal' to Vijay Sethupathi in 'Jawan', here's a list of actors who played villains and made an impact on the big screen in 2023.

Bobby Deol, Arjun Rampal, Vijay Sethupathi
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We are all set to bid adieu to 2023. This year has been a great one for Indian cinema as most of the films have become blockbusters. Also, the year 2023 saw some unforgettable performances, not only the protagonists taking centre stage but also the villains who have left an indelible mark on the audience with their menacing portrayals.

Here's a list of actors who played villains and made an impact on the big screen in 2023.

Vijay Sethupathi in 'Jawan'

Actor Vijay Sethupathi who mostly works in Tamil films stunned everyone by playing an antagonist in the action-packed thriller 'Jawan.' He played a cunning and ruthless antagonist in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Atlee's directorial. 

Bobby Deol In 'Animal'

Bobby Deol took his acting to another level with his role in 'Animal.' He played the menacing mute villain Abrar Haque in Ranbir Kapoor starrer. His character has raved a lot and Bobby has got lots of appreciation for his performance.

Arjun Rampal In 'Bhagavanth Kesari'

The handsome hunk of Bollywood, Arjun Rampal made his debut as a villain in 'Bhagavanth Kesari'. He played the role of a formidable antagonist. Rampal's intense screen presence and gripping performance added a new dimension to the narrative, proving that his versatility transcends language barriers.

John Abraham in 'Pathaan' 

John Abraham delivered a terrific act by portraying Jim. He contributed a lot to the success of 'Pathaan' which has Shah Rukh Khan as the hero. Everyone raved about his performance and the action sequences that he displayed with his negative character.

Emraan Hashmi In 'Tiger 3'

Emraan Hashmi played the lead antagonist, Aatish Rehman, an ex-ISI agent in Salman Khan starrer 'Tiger 3'. He was highly praised for his stellar act. Emraan perfectly balanced the charm and malevolence which left audiences in awe of him. 

Manish Wadhwa in 'Gadar 2'

Manish Wadhwa gave a great performance as the antagonist in Sunny Deol-Ameesha Patel starrer 'Gadar 2'. He was an integral part of the film and it added to the gripping narrative.

Whose performance did you like the most?

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